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1st Looping Festival
" The "Mid'Lantic Loop Show" held in Philadelphia in 1997.......... while
not an international
event, it did come about because of "Loopers Delight" and may have been
the first official "LoopShow" that was a result of the communication/
networking that LD supported."
........and to think that I had naively thought I had produced the first
looping festival with the
Bass Looping Festival in 2000 at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz to coincide
with Steve Lawson's
first visit to Santa Cruz. Thanks for setting the record straight.
Michael Klobuchar's Chain Tape project could also be thought of as a
multiple artist looping event. It just wasn't in real time but it also
about because of the L.D. community. What year did that begin, Scoots?
Also, if memory serves, I did promote a monthly live looping gig (that was
specifically called a live looping gig) at Mobo Sushi in late 1995 and
in Santa Cruz with Bill Walker, Gary Regina and myself (all playing with
synchronized and brand new Lexicon Jammans) but it was not, technically, a
looping festival. We were learning how to loop live as we played at that
Have you guys thought of producing another festival?
It seems like the East Coast is fairly bereft of official looping events
although I know that Peter Koniuto (where are you Pedro?) produced a
festival in Boston
and there was a weekly looping series for a while in New York City.
Also, I know that Michael Klobuchar is planning an East Coast
LIve Looping festival for sometime in 2006. I can't wait for that one
am saving up plane fare as we speak.
thanks for your illuminating post, Rick