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Discuss Amongst Yourselves....

Misha here, Dave's (usually) non-looping singer/flutist. Some time ago I
read a book called 'Twilight of the Clockwork God- Conversations on Science
and Spirituality at the End of an Age'. Among those interviewed were
physicist Brian Swimme, Rupert Sheldrake, Terence McKenna, and William 
Thompson. A pretty good read all-in-all. Below is a snip of the interview
with Deepak Chopra (who, methinks is quite the snake-oil salesman, but in
any case...) he said some interesting things....below he is referring to 

'There's so much activity in what we see as nothingness. Actually, what we
see as a material world is less than one billionth of a billionth of a
billionth of it and we think that's where the activity is. Most of the
activity is in the unmanifest, and the unmanifest is not just information
and energy, it has self-referral feedback loops. it feeds back upon its own
self and as it does, creates loops. And that's what intelligence is. the
only difference between intelligence and ordinary information is that
intelligence is information which has the ability to evolve, to learn from
its own experience, to actually create more abstract, more flexible and
therefore more creative expressions of its own self. so we begin with chaos
and then out of that chaotic soup of intelligence there emerges order and
then chaos again and then order again. this is the way consciousness

Taking this in a musical direction one may surmise that not only are loops
archetypal, but genetic: built into the very fabric of life. 
repetitious music like African drumming, chanting, ecstatic dancing- all
loops (without a machine)- all made to connect the human with the cosmos, 
transcend normal consciousness....perhaps the modern mechanics and
technology used for looping is an expression of that need and perhaps also 
manifestation of the consciousness of the universe itself. Like, wow, far
out man.


'Future Perfect' - art music

'Hazard Factor' - spontaneous grooves

Dave Eichenberger- guitars/loops/devices