Details of the NW Loopfest (www.nwloopfest.com)
Who would have thought that Mercedes-Benz runs a web magazine “that documents and reflects contemporary culture and a clever, fun way of living”. Whatever … the music department of this magazine contains these articles about looping, both written by Pedo Knopp:
It is interesting how many different views on looping are possible. I get the feeling that those parts of my “history of livelooping” article that mention Riley/Reich/Fripp/Eno were “remixed” into this history of looping article, but the author focuses more on DJs, turntablism, and sampling
There will be a lot of people checking this beauty out, even if you’re not supposed to use it with your feet ;(
Released on March 31st, 2013: four hours of livelooping music!!!
This album was produced by a collective of artists, wanting to mark the last consecutive day in our lifetimes – 12.12.12. So on this day or around this day we came up with a piece, a lot of them 12 minutes long, with the theme 12.
The Guardian has a short introduction to the “grandpa” of livelooping – click here to read
There’s a new looper at NAMM this year, from the MOOER company. Sketchy details, but a always, we’ll bring you a full review as soon as we can. Thanks to Kris West for the heads up.
Here’s a New York Times article about Pauline Oliveros, one of the mothers of livelooping
Nice video demo of their powerful looper here