Exploring the impact of improvisation on live jazz performance

The live performances of jazz legend Duke Ellington, and how they differed from his recorded work, are to be explored in a new research project by a Plymouth University academic.

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Crowdfunding success for Exeter’s contemporary visual arts organisation Spacex

Spacex, Exeter’s contemporary visual arts organisation, has successfully raised £10,000 to support its new artists residency programme. Hundreds of people have donated money to the campaign, and in return will receive artworks, posters and publications.

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Interested in how art is used in a social context? Artist residency at the Spacex

Following a successful crowdfunder campaign, Exeter’s contemporary art space Spacex is now inviting proposals from artists whose practice involves collaboration and an exploration of how art is used in a social context.

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Crazy horses for Mapei on her Reality Road adventure

There’s a cathartic buzz from facing your fears once in a while. But we’re thinking in the realms of dealing with a spider in the bath. Not such trivial worries for singer Mapei as she aims to get her video shot. Her fears are of the four-legged, rather than bath-bound eight-legged variety, when she’s called on to stand up on the back of a horse – all for the sake of her art of course.

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