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RE: Musicians Wanted

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.


From: "L. Angulo" <labalou2000@yahoo.com>
Date: February 12, 2005 2:49:45 PM PST
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: RE: Musicians Wanted

--- Chris Kline <contact@chriskline.com> 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?