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Re: looping and "normal music"
Last night I threw a pebble into the pond and look at all the pretty
ripples it made, but these, the ripples, are not the essence of the
At 09:58 AM 2/19/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Come to think of it, not everything that is called a loop is in fact a
>loop. Just a linear string of events, whether they are notes, heartbeats,
>or whatever. If it has a beginning and an end then it isn't a loop.....
>Pseudo Loopers Delight?
>Linear Events Delight?
>Just popping more bubbles.
>>Come round to my place and I'll hook you up to a 12-lead EKG... You can
>>for yourself just how much a heartbeat resembles a loop. It is a little
>>ostinato comprised of five segments that repeat over and over and over,
>>are dynamic. It even mirrors your emotional state--it builds up when
>>you're excited, slows down when you're at peace, changes shape when
>>And yeah, there is a finite number of beats. Every story--be it a life,
>>a loop--has a beginning and an ending.
>>If I could make loops like that, I'd be God. A heartbeat, indeed, is a
>>> From: Pat Murphy <email@example.com>
>>> To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
>>> Subject: Re: looping and "normal music"
>>> Date: Thursday, February 19, 1998 06:52
>>> >A heart beat is a loop...
>>> Not really....
>>> It has a starting point and ending point and when everything is said
>>> done, there will be a finite number of beats...
>>> Oh well,as poetic as it is, I'm sorry to be the one that has to pop the
>>> bubble ;)