The Third Guy is a duo based in Brussels, Belgium, featuring Primož Sukič on guitar and Ruben Orio on percussion.
Their musical, and artistic research based on composing works that explore, and blur boundaries between improvisation, programmed computer algorithms, and composition. The ensemble also focuses on collaborating with other musicians (composers, interpreters, improvisers), and artists from other artistic fields, among whom each of them bring in new personalities and aesthetics, that, for every performance, reshape, and sometimes even redefine the identity of the ensemble.
Since the beginning of their first concert in 2017 The Third Guy has premiered works by composers such as James Saunders, Marko Ciciliani, Caroline Profanter, Matej Bonin, Elina Lukijanova, and Mihael Maierhof. Their performances have taken place in SIRGA Festival (Flix, Catalunia), University of Southampton (UK), Champ d’action in Antwerp, SPOR Festival in Aarhus (Denmark), Ljubljana city museum (Slovenia), Miry concert Hall Ghent, iMAL Brussels, Kortrijk Festival.
In November 2019 The Third Guy launched their first official release, “Shrimp & Karaoke” with MIGRO Records. A limited LP which presents two larger works blending together fresh, deep, nonconformist and noisy sounds. On one hand the work by the German composer Michael Maierhof Splitting 56.3 a piece in which motors and mics play the main role in the sound production, it has been composed for the Belgian duo in 2018. On the other, The Third Guy presents their particular way of seeing the musical creation in Why Is Free Improv Boring. Conceived as six short pieces, each one with a different musical code on how the players react on each other’s playing. Their second full album released in May 2023 entitled “Just the three of us” with Quentin Meurisse on keyboards, features the band own music that continues the exploration of superimposing practices of improvisation, and post production composition.
25/11/23 Everybody Lives Here, ŠKUC gallery, Ljubljana
20-24/11/23 Everybody Lives Here, GMEA, Albi
13/3/23 Everybody Lives Here, SMOG, Brussels
4/3/23 Everybody Lives Here, Wilde Westen, Kortrijk
13/1/23 Everybody Lives Here, Cirkulacija2, Ljubljana
26/3/22 WerkplaatsWalter, ‘On resonance’, Brussels
16/2/21 RadioPANIK concert, Brussels
10/10/2020 ICTUS Wild Gallery opening concert, Brussels
7-11/9/2020 WerkplaatsWalter, Blink of an ear Residency, Brussels
7/2/2020 Flugzeug Music-Art-Design, Leuven
6/2/2020 Fly Studio, Brussels
30/11/2019, Album launch BT Migro Records, Lo and Behold, London
27/9/2019, SMOG, CHEZ WALTER, Brussels
24/8/2109 magazijn de SNOEK, Boutersem
2/6/2019 ONO, Bern
1/6/2019 La_Capsula, Zürich
27-29/5/2019 Workshop and concert, Winkel, Luzern
8/5/2019 Le Lac, Brussels
18/11/2018 Spectrum, Brooklyn, NYC
11/11/2018 Rhizome DC, Washington DC
30/10/2018 Unerhörte Musik, Berlin
31/5 – 2/6/ 2018 Monfort, Portorož