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Re: Asking the architects (Re: LOOPING TRIVIA QUESTION)

I'll get on it
been so busy researching what seems and sometimes feels like the world, not
to mention having my tonsils out, almost bleeding to death etc.
Need to learn Eno's trick of only sleeping 4hours a day.


on 26/4/03 11:47 pm, Andre LaFosse at altruist@earthlink.net wrote:

> Hi Geoff,
> Geoff Smith wrote:
>> This is for my history of looping essay.
>> which seems to be going well
>> So far the people who have contributed are Terry Riley, Pauline 
>Oliveros and
>> most of the San Francisco tape Music Center, Steve Lawson.
>> People who are helping me at the moment, David Torn, Amy X, Pamela Z, 
>> Lafosse, Various Max/Msp programmers etc.
>> Still trying to get contemporary classical artist Jim Fulkerson
> I'm absolutely flattered to be invited to contribute to your work,
> Geoff, and I greatly appreciate your interest.
> I do have one suggestion, though, which is that I think it would be very
> useful and important for you to seriously consider talking to some of
> the key designers and inventors involved in this stuff as well.
> Off the top of my head, Gary Hall, Bob Sellon, Matthias Grob, Kim Flint,
> Mike Nelson, Damon Langois, Claude Voit, and Andy Butler are all people
> who have seriously impacted the feature set that's available on loopers,
> and played very key roles in the evolution of the technology.  (I'm sure
> I'm leaving out and/or simply ignorant of a lot of other pivotal folks
> as well.)  
> Since you're obviously making a serious effort to be comprehensive with
> your writing, I do think it'd be very valuable to get the points of view
> of the key folks who made this stuff for the rest of us in the first
> place, if it's possible and/or fits in with the planned angle of your 
> Anyway, thanks again for your work and interest - I certainly look
> forward to seeing your finished result, and I'll send you my answers 
> Best,
> --Andre LaFosse
> http://www.altruistmusic.com
>> Its proved a hell of an education for me so far!!!
>> So if you know anything, no matter how small please speak up!!
>> Thankyou
>> Geoff
>> P.S. I will have my 2nd EDP soon, can't tell you how excited I am. I 
>> give a damn about stereo I just want independant loops!!!
>> If I ever become rich, or should I say when I become rich  man I'll buy 
>> of the motherfreakers!!!!