Thousands of people every week dance to DJ's. They're more interested in the sound than the spectacle of someone on stage and frankly, so am I.
If someone is wringing a passionate performance out of their instrument, that can be cool. I was lucky enough to see a wonderful performance from a sitar player in the back room of a clothes shop in Glastonbury last year. The guy spent about 5 minutes tuning his instrument then we all drifted into the most wonderful reverie. At the end he just smiled..
No showbiz razzmatazz just a shared musical journey. Equally I've thoroughly enjoyed DJ sets that just worked in that moment..
It's about the music isn't it? however it is presented..
Gareth Whittock, sound artist: garethwhittock.co.uk
> Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:34:04 -0500
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> From: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Keeping your sets interesting
> Work with other musicians -- preferably some who play acoustic instruments.
> At 10:40 PM -0800 2/27/12, kay'lon rushing wrote:
> >My whole live loop setup is labtop midi based. No live acustic
> >instruments partially due to my DAW's inability accept audio input.
> >I make live looping- based electronic music, at least try lol. I
> >feel as though my stuff will get boring mighty fast during a
> >performance. I get quite bored during sessions sometimes. Any tips
> >to keep it fresh?
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