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Re: Great Quote about Looping by Brian Eno
That's one aspect that I love about Live Looping... sometimes in privacy
get to hear it for yourself 1st the resulting crap before subjecting
unsuspecting others. other times it's a blissful experienced that's shared
by performer and the listener/s both witnessing the act of executing and
sculpting to the point of eventual chance beauty...
From: "Mark Hamburg" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2010 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: Great Quote about Looping by Brian Eno
> When I was in school, there was a theater group that espoused an
> philosophy and was very concerned with not trampling anyone's artistic
> vision. The result was that they would put on evenings of short one-act
> plays that a professor accurately described as "30 minutes of good ideas
> crammed into three hours". At some point, editing becomes critical. 90%
> everything is crap. On the other hand, you may not know which 90% at the
> time, so other ears or eyes or just a distance in time are critical to
> making that analysis. The theater group needed a director who, for the
> sake of the audience, would say "these is good, let's go with it; this
> isn't working."
> For me, playing live improvised music is a crapshoot. There are moments
> beauty. There are also times when I want to apologize to the audience
> wasting their time.