There's nothing inherently avant-garde about looping. To paraphrase David Torn, it's your playing--just more of it. If you're an "avant garde" musician, then adding a looper to the mix will probably produce...more avant garde music. This list however is certainly skewed towards people with left of center musical tastes which can yield the not entirely correct impression that looping=non-popular music. "Party time super fun" may be a little out there, at least until ABBA reforms with a Electrix sponsorship (although I've always wondered if the vocal rhythm track for "Take A Chance On Me" was a tape loop or if they sang it all the way through), but there are examples of non-avant garde looping music that appeals to non-musicians looking for an evening's entertainment. Phil Keaggy, Joseph Arthur, Pierre Bensusan, and Jon Brion come to mind. Or, on a local level, myself. None of the artists in question bill themselves as "looping musicians playing looping music", it's just a tool they use. The audience, by and large, doesn't care if you're using a looper--they just want to experience something beautiful. TravisH From: "L. Angulo" <email@example.com> Date: February 12, 2005 2:49:45 PM PST To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com Subject: RE: Musicians Wanted --- Chris Kline <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Uh, yeah...the problem with the big boobs screamy > girls is it would > probably detract from attention any looping artist > would get. I don't > know of any party-time super-fun loopers who make > the girls mewl like > starving kittens. Looping tends to be avant-garde. > Prove me wrong > here...are there some light-hearted entertainment > types who loop heavily > out there?