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SV: Laptop looping

Hello from Sweden!
I haven´t introduced myself to the list so I can start with that. Björn 
Eriksson from Sweden, that´s me and I doesn´t loop live but do some 
electronic looping on PC software as AudioMulch (www.audiomulch.com) and 
Acid Pro. Sometimes I grab my guitar and does some looping with an Copycat 
tape echoe, though.

Regarding Pauline Oliveros --- godmother of looping -- she really is! -- I 
read about a session with some sort of looping -- this one done with sound 
transmissions with radio wave echoes sent the moon and then bounced back 
playing over it ... done in Austria 1999. You can read more about this on 

Björn Eriksson AKA International Garbageman
member of Tapegerm Collective at www.tapegerm.com 

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Från: "Richard Zvonar" <zvonar@zvonar.com>
Till: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Skickat: den 15 mars 2002 20:53
Ämne: Laptop looping

> Last weekend I attended the Other Minds festival in San Francisco and 
> talked to  Godmother of Looping, Pauline Oliveros, and Queen of Vocal 
> Loops, Pamela Z. I found out that in both cases these artists have 
> replaced their stacks of dedicated looping delays with PowerBooks and 
> Max/MSP.
> Pauline, as I've mentioned, has been performing with delays since the 
> 1950s and since the '80s she's been using multiple PCM-42s and 
> PCM-70s (four of each). Her major performances are done in octaphonic 
> surround sound. These days both the delay processing and the sound 
> distribution are done in the PowerBook with a MOTU 828 Firewire audio 
> interface. She wasn't performing in this way at the festival, so I 
> can't comment on specific sound or techniques, but in the past she 
> performed the delays herself with a set of pedals and a Max interface 
> for MIDI control. The reverb processing was regulated by a sound 
> mixer/processor at the house console, and at least during one period 
> of time the main strategy was to move among different virtual 
> acoustic spaces. Here are some URLs:
> http://www.deeplistening.org/pauline/
> http://www.pofinc.org/
> http://www.disquiet.com/oliveros.html
> http://www.newalbion.com/artists/oliverosp/
> http://www.pofinc.org/EIShome.html
> http://www.deeplistening.org/news/DLB.html
> Pamela Z's performance rig at one time consisted of three "classic" 
> (low-budget) looping delays with relatively short loop times. Despite 
> their technical limits she used these masterfully, and over time she 
> added voice-to-MIDI control and movement control (via the BodySynth) 
> with Max MIDI processing on a G3 PowerBook. Now all the delays are in 
> MSP. She didn't go into great detail about this, but you can get some 
> idea of her performance technology from her site:
> http://www.pamelaz.com/
> http://www.pamelaz.com/gear.html
> BTW - Pamela Z and Rick Walker will perform jointly on April 20 and 
> 21 at the Four-Eighteen Project in Santa Cruz 
> <http://www.four-eighteen.org/>
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