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Re: dancing loops
I'll reply below, K?
At 03:09 PM 9/21/02 -0300, you wrote:
>>Matthias, excellent post!
>> -I like contact improv, but on the dancers' side of it.
>hmm... I suspected...
>>I've not played for one, but have thought for some time of
>>incorporating it into my own live performance, in the form of
>>dance and such, but being teathered to guitar, mic, controllers and such
>>not real conducive to it. ICK!!! lol!
>I dont understand ICK...
I just meant some expression like Yuck, or something similar. I
sometimes say "Ick!..."
>Right, you can put the guitar down and dance to your loop! Especially
>interesting if you dont play alone, so another musician can play with
I tend to play solo when looping live, save recently. -and since that's
the case, I'm always adding music to a loop almost constantly>
>It seems to me that contact improv is rather a set of roules and
>exercises to make people aware than a style to be shown on stage.
I'm thinking more of the idea of improv itself in the form of a more
physical expression in movement along with the music. -Basing it on what I
might do in contact...
>Someone who went through such school can just improvise free, no?
Yes, I do anyway to an extent, but not nearly as much as I'd like to, for
my previous reasons.
>> In your case, have you thought possibly of giving the dancers
>>thingies and sampling them as they move? It might be nice to loop what
>>comes out of that. I like moving in rhythm with noisy bracelets or bells
>>or such. It's a lot of fun, and can be quite musical.
>they do participate with stepping, clapping, even singing sometimes,
>but I did not think of looping that. But: how would you do it without
>creating feed back?
Simple, eliminate the dry signal, and then simply keep the delayed or
looped signal. -or, use two shotgun mics or very directional mics, and
place the speakers right behind them. I'd prefer eliminating the direct
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