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Re: One (possibly) Redeeming Quality of Solo Looping (was Improvisation Ears)

I'm with Per on this one.

On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 23:09:57 +0100, Per Boysen <per@boysen.se> wrote:
> On Feb 27, 2005, at 22:29, Emile Tobenfeld (a.k.a Dr. T) wrote:

> I like to think about human perception of music as "gestures". No
> matter the amount of instruments, musicians or looping effect boxes
> involved - my favorite number of "gestures" is three! In music I like
> to listen to and play there is optimally three simultaneous gestures
> going on at the same time. On such gesture can be made up by
> tremendously complex details of sound, but I don't listen to the
> complexity at all when improvising. I listen to the gesture and let it
> accompany my own gestures.
> This gives that the perfect group for playing free improvisation is
> three musicians. When you are part of  an improvising trio you can
> pretty much play things that differs from what the other play and it
> will still come out as meaningful music. As soon as there are more
> musicians you have to start looking for gestures in music that is not
> "the noise created by a singular musicians", i.e. musicians have to
> form cells within the group sound and such a cell should harness the
> same gesture.