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RE: The MRI and Looping: For Ambient & Experimental Music?

Not for the claustrophobic. I'm no longer elegible as I have a fair amount 
of (magnetic) surgical steel in my right arm. The low-tech machines that 
I've experienced were VERY, VERY LOUD. Even with earplugs, it sounded like 
gang of bikers driving around & around inside my skull. I like a good 
but where's the melody?

>From: "Kris Hartung" <khartung@cableone.net>
>Reply-To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
>Subject: The MRI and Looping: For Ambient & Experimental Music?
>Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 16:25:46 -0700
>I just had a most exhilarating experience: my first MRI (on my lower 
>  This was amazing. I laid down on a sliding table, and they pushed me 
>a sarcophagus like tube with mere inches around my entire body.  They put 
>large headphones on my head, and then for the next 30 minutes I was eased 
>into a seemingly euphoric and meditative state. What I heard were a 
>of interesting sounds...from jackhammer-like hammering, to buzzing or 
>vibrating cycles, bizarre sci-fi industrial like sounds, and so on. It 
>delightful.  The MRI technician said it was a rarity for someone to 
>actually enjoy that procedure.  At one point in time, I was in a half 
>waking/dream state and was awoke by my leg twitching.  I could have 
>in there most of the day. And the amazing thing is that when I asked 
>the source of the sounds, he said they were not mechanically generated; 
>rather, around my body, encased in metal, was a giant electrical coil 
>surrounded by helium, chilled down to a cool minus 270 degrees.  The 
>were a result of changes they were making in the electrical current and 
>resulting vibrations to the machine. Unbelievable...not sure how all that 
>produces an image of my back, however.
>...anyway, I started thinking, I would love to have that 30 minutes 
>captured on a digital recorder so that I could use it for looping or as 
>ambient backdrop to my more experimental looping.
>Are there any MRI technicians on the list?
>Krispen Hartung
>Improvisational Looping Guitarist
>Discography: http://cdbaby.com/all/khartung