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Re: dancing loops

>Forwarded Message  
>Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 17:19:20 -0300 
>From: "Matthias Grob" <matthias@grob.org> 
>To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com 
>Subject: Re: dancing loops 

>Steve Rice said:
>>Since it seems I'm in such good company, I'll chime in that I
>>also dance Contact Improv.  Haven't played for a class yet,
>>but I keep it in mind as I work on my music chops.
>oh, just try it, you will love it!

Thanks, I'm sure I would.  I want to be sure they will love it
too.  Also, I will probably need to hand the teacher a sample
CD of my music, and that CD doesn't yet exist.

>>One thing which I think will be possible with looping is to
>>get up for a minute and dance will the looper plays away...
>>Including the dancers in the music, putting the musician(s)
>>the dance, these things should be very possible with the
>>technology (nothing new of course).  This is part of my
>>for midi twiddlers.
>I dont quite understand this part... do you suggest that the 
>music is 
>built automatically by sensors controlled by the dancers?
>Somehow I doubt this will turn out nice, and I dont see the 
>since there are some many loopers that want to play...

I have in mind one parameter on one Repeater track or in the
effects processor.  Everything else would be played and 
controlled by me.  The parameter could be pitch of one
supporting instrument, or LFO speed somewhere. This could be
done with a single midi cc controller.  From what I've found so
far, I can buy a MidiSolutions brand gizmo into which a
potentiometer can be plugged, and which will transmit 
programmable cc commands.

>>Apparently there is some correlation between people who loop
>>and improvisational dancers.  Both are very free-form, with
>>some structure to follow, and break when needed.
>right, a joint art form...
I've played(in ensemble) for African and Middle Eastern
and there is absolutely nothing better than when musicians and
dancers perform in sync.  (At least outside the "Adult"
thread in this forum ;-) Such parallels.)  They dance what you 
play, you play what they dance...

Perhaps next year will be the first Looping and Improvisational
Dance Festival!  And if AKASH plays, we can double our

Yours in Rhythm,

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