Thanks for the links, Matthias. In beginning my research, like you've mentioned, I very much thought of looping within a solo performer context. Now that i've been made aware of the EDP and it's intention for ensemble practice, it has become a core focus of my work and I can foresee that it will continue in this manner for quite some time. I have put together a trio recently in which each musician is utilising some form of interactive technology alongside their acoustic or semi-acoustic instrument. I intend for each technological element to communicate in some way with one another. I hope the results will be beneficial. I'll keep you posted on that.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Matthias Grob" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Live Looping in an ensemble context
I allways felt a bit sad that although live looping makes playing solo easier, it might also cause people to stay alone.
One of the main reason to build the LOOP delay (which turned into the EDP) was the BrotherSync feature.
I did the first session with it in '92 with David Hopkins.
But before I had great times to play with others into the same delay machine.
Some of the best recordings are on
The most intense duos have been with percussionists: Giba, Bira, David...
The first festival I participated was Loopstock. I looked for someone to bring me there and Jon Wagner offered some space in his overloaded fantastic old Volvo, next to all his drums. When I heard he was druming, I asked to play together, so we met a few days before and figured it out and it worked.
And I started this week to edit the video! (learning...)
I will tell you when I upload it.
And at Y2k7 I invited Arild Andersen to play with me - which was a bit heavy for me (sync did not work), but still fun! ;-)
And today I talked with Per and he suggested to bring up this social subject more, and I said: can you point me at videos of duo recordings, with at least two players using loops most of the time? He could not. I met very few
Urban Nature: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaJKp8KvABc
Improvizone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lV3KN5g-fo (special case since Os does the looping)
Mich Gerber: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA1srd_bczs (he plays professionally with a band, but just him looping)
Rick, Per and Pellef: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAySrzSa7Hg
Yes, to be social here is great, to meet at festivals is even better, but the best is to do it together!!
On 12 Dec 2008, at 10:24, Ricky Graham wrote:
How many of you loop with an ensemble? Could you get in touch with me as I'd like to ask you a few questions.
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