Jeff & Vonda McLeod wrote: > Hi, folks, > I am curious about everyone involved in looping and their >influences. What > brought you to where you are now? And, what keeps you here? > Looking forward to everyone's answers, > Jeff McLeod > __________________________________________ > This is not here-- > And now is almost over... > http://members.xoom.com/Gezoleen/ this pulled me outa lurkerhood long enough to ponder the question (not that there ain't plenty to ponder on this list, loop'zens, but I've been so *slow* to get up to speed on my 'plex that I've felt like there's a serious consciousness gap to bridge before my comments on loopage are worth much to you all ;^)). anyway, I had this fantasy (after recalling the magical 'phase-shifting' of steve reich's music for eighteen musicians) of creating a sound piece that passed through a sequence of layered loops much the way certain aquatic species (squids come to mind) pass through patterns of coloration as they attempt to camouflage themselves (if this is too vague, I'll try again: a pattern resulting from the gradual shifting through a sequence of loop layers such that loops exit out the 'tail' of the sequence as new ones form at the 'head'; suffice to say I'm still working on it). oh yeah, eno, fripp, frisell, the aforementioned reich, riley et al, and stuart dempster's mind-blowing trombone and didg' stuff from some dang beautiful abbey back in the mid-eighties (not looping per se, but great reverberant-play on the standing waves in the space; if I find the lp I'll post to the list for anyone interested...). back to front and front to back lance g.