In 2005, Henry Kaiser interviewed Terry Riley for a DVD release of ‘Music with Balls’ that never happened, as ‘bonus material’ for the DVD. Now, with Terry’s permission, he is able to make this fascinating document, where Terry discusses the HOW in addition to many other things, available to the public!
Here is a video of Music with Balls (from archive.org):
1. The Lucid Brain Integrative Project – Live loving/love looping 2. Gaetano Fontanazza – About Anti-Entropic Fields 3. David Cooper Orton – Nine-Five-Nine 4. Joel Gilardini – Under The Winter Sky (Live at EXIL 10.12.2018) 5. Kävin Allenson – Internicine 6. Mikko Biffle – Pink Bubbles 7. Stephen Scott – Paul’s Legs 8. Jean Quenelle – Ember 9. Andy Butler – Beetle Walks the Earth 10. Michael Peters – Pointing Is Not Enough 11. Fabio Anile – dot-line-dot 12. Darkroom – The Presence Of Heaven
The celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Y2K INTERNATIONAL LIVE LOOPING MAIN FESTIVAL in Santa Cruz and San Jose, California (planned for October 2020) has been postponed until October 19th through 26th, 2021.
We made this decision because of a desire to have solidarity with all of the 20th anniverary celebration festivals in Europe, UK, Asia, the US and Mexico which have all been cancelled for the COVID 19 Virus Pandemic.
All these festival will probably be rescheduled for the Spring and Summer of 2021.
Also, so many musicians have had such a hard time with the elimination of ALL paying gigs in public that many of the returning headlining artists who were coming this October will not be able to come in 2020.
We look forward to doing online performances throughout the rest of the year.
Be safe, loopers! Shelter in Place until it’s safe not to and stay creative.
Guitarist Dan Phelps has started a new video series called “On Looping” where he digs into the techniques and concepts he developed in over 20 years of looping experimentation, mainly focusing on the new Blooper pedal:
NOundo is the powerful livelooping software that Emmanuel Reveneau uses for his utterly amazing ‘Lucid Brain Integrative Project’ music.
Available since 2018, NOundo is a modular multi-input live looping software dedicated to composition and orchestration in real time, developed in Usine Hollyhock by two musicians for musicians. Designed above all for live performance, flexible and open, its simple rules, original architecture and a set of discreetly automated procedures make NOundo a kind of universal machine tape capable of responding to an infinite number of musical situations, from the most conventional to the most sophisticated, with maximum freedom and cognitive comfort.
Andre LaFosse steps out of his comfort zone, surveys the newer generation of granular micro-loop gear – the Hexe Revolver, Montreal Assembly Count to Five, Red Panda Tensor, Chase Bliss Mood & Blooper, etc. – and tries to access that sound world using the EDP.
The new breed – 0:16
Strategy and disclaimers – 1:25
EDP functions and settings – 2:26
Reviewing single-cycle multiply – 3:14
Approach #1 – 4:02
Remultiply and windowing – 5:20
Carving holes in the loop with feedback – 8:13
Approach #2 – 13:30
Fear of the new b/w getting over myself – 21:22
Many thanks to Knobs for helping me navigate this strange and new (to me) world. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCarx…
Deep thanks to the following Patreon supporters for helping to finance this tutorial.