Gasparyan record he made for an Earthquake Relief fund has to be one of my favorite all time records. Incredibly moving music. Micah > -----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 >technology > in my opinion, and there wasn't enough PLAYING... (off my soapbox..) >Buy > 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.