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Re: Looping 50 Fugues with a 'Bass Choir' & an LP-1

This is wonderful! What a project! Sounds great and I bet you walked away 
from it with a wealth of knowledge from a compositional standpoint.

> Hi Loopers! 
> Just wanted to share a project I'm working on: Michael Maier's 'Atalanta 
> Fugiens' (1617) -probably the first multi media document in history 
> including 50 fugues, 50 emblems, and 50 epigrams, meant to be enjoyed 
> simultaneously. Though composed in 1617, they have a droney, medieval 
> flavor, and I went for a kind of 'Black Sabbath meets Bach' 
> interpretation.   
> For the entire tracking process of all 50 fugues I used my trusty 
> Looperlative 1.   
> I basically did a live looping approach in my home studio, layering the 
> fugues up one part at a time, then I recorded it from the LP-1 to a 
> laptop as a stereo track into Digital Performer. No punching in or 
> editing.  It was awesome to be able to record with such a high sound 
> quality all at the touch of my feet! (thanks Bob!!) The ensemble is a 3 
> 'Clarified Birds' my group with visual artist J.F. Uccello is set to 
> release this in December. Our intention is to create a fine book that 
> includes a CD along with it. Joe will be toiling at length as he’s 
> planning to create 50 emblems of his own inspired by and based upon the 
> original 50.    
> After the tracking was done, the audio was mastered by Robert Rich. 
> Though the fugues are only 1/3 of the total experience intended by 
> Maier, I hope that sharing the music might be of interest to any 
> interested in music with alchemical aspects, bowed bass, looping, or 
> fine books.  Here is a link to all 50 fugues streaming on 'soundcloud', 
> http://soundcloud.com/clarified-birds/sets
> Hope you enjoy them! Steve uccello

Todd Matthews
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