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RE: Live sequencing.

Gasparyan record he made for an Earthquake Relief fund has to be one of my
favorite all time records. Incredibly moving music.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lanpheer, James [SMTP:James.Lanpheer@cai.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 06, 1999 10:00 AM
> To:   Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
> Subject:      Live sequencing.
> An informal poll:
> When doing your live looping gigs, i'm curious how much everyone is using
> canned sequenced materials?
> Reason i ask?  Just saw Michael Brook/Djivan Gasparyan at the
> newly-remodeled Gothic Theater in Denver.  I went to see the famed duduk
> player, not really to catch Brook, and while i REALLY enjoyed the duduk,
> the
> presentation left something to be desired...  I felt that there was alot
> of
> rough edges, mostly due to trying to integrate technology into the gig,
> and
> the fact that Brook is NOT the 'virtuoso guitarist' that the CD liner
> notes
> to 'Black Rock' make him out to be...  Most of the sequenced stuff was
> really just loops, but the lengths of the sections were definitely
> programmed and just when they finally started to hit a groove, they moved
> on...  I don't know, in this case, they just relied TOO much on 
> in my opinion, and there wasn't enough PLAYING...  (off my soapbox..)  
> the record (which i like) and save the $$, unless you wish to see the
> legendary Gasparyan (you won't be disappointed in him).
> So, again, i wonder aloud, how many of you use sequencing in your gigs,
> and
> perhaps any tips that you've found to more successfully integrate it into
> your show so that its seamless (no 3 minute breaks to load up software
> etc..) and leaves room for improvisation (section lengths are not fixed
> time
> frames).
> Thanks,
> Jim Lanpheer.