this topic is an important one by my point of
i think one of the things we are missing beside
the wonderful brainstorms we have in this deep and powerful list is the
chance to meet each other and, more important, to "pollute" each
we can listen to each others' sounds on cds or
audio files, but to see people perform live is another thing.
for me as european is sometimes sad to see how
many things are happening in Us (well, i'm very happy for you who are in Us,
but in those moments i feel the distance as a heavy thing)
a few months ago some guys organized an event
in switzerland, i hadn't the chance to go there, but i know it has been an
i agree with rick when he says that looping
(that means a different and open approach to music) is a sort of new
"musical movement" we should do our best to introduce to
last year i did a "census" on LD
between european residents (that is available for everyone would ask for
it), so now i have an interesting collection of names from the whole
now, what to do ?
unfortunately i don't have the chance to go
further from there; in my area there is a poor situation regarding live
music that is not played by very famous people of the so called mainstream
or groups playing covers (again, of the so called ....).
i am organizing a small gtr festival on garda
lake, this year it will be its 2nd edition.
each year there will be 6 different gtr
i am trying to make the public
more and more familiar with a certain way of thinking and playing music
balancing innovative musicians with some using more usual
last year we were in three loopers, one
baroque, a fingerpicker and a blues player.
this year we will have 2 loopers, Mr. Hans
Reichel, Mr.Duck Baker, a jazz player and Mr. Mike Cooper.
with this year i am trying to obtain a
certain reputation so to have the chance to risk more with the next
i hope this will drive us to the chance of
making a looper/creative festival in the future.
all the best