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Re: CALL FOR PERFORMERS: Y2K2 LOOPFEST (aka 3rd annual santa cruz looping festival)
please on the mackies. . .
saturday evening would be best for me but whatever
works is fine.
On Mon, 17 June 2002, "Rick Walker/Loop.pooL" wrote
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> Subject: CALL FOR PERFORMERS:
> Y2K2 LOOPFEST (aka 3rd annual santa cruz looping
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> Dear Loopers,
> I would like to coridally invite you to come and
> at the 3rd ANNUAL SANTA CRUZ LOOOPING FESTIVAL
> on Saturday and Sunday, July 13th and 14th. This is
already shaping up to
> be the largest
> gathering of live loopers ever and we are going to
have a blast.
> There are a very limited number of spaces still
available, so I will give
> them out on a first come, first serve basis
> to everyone who will submit a CD, cassette or mini
disc of their work
> (sorry, those are the only formats I own).
> Please send submissions ASAP to:
> Y2K2 LOOPFEST
> c/o Rick Walker
> 412 Darwin Street
> Santa Cruz, California
> If you don't make this performance, don't
> coming, I promise you................!!!!!
> There are a lot of caveats for this performance (due
to the very large
> number of performers in a small amount of time).
> PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY the text below to make
sure that this Festival is
> your cup of tea.
> I'm in the midst of trying to have a commercial
release of my live looping
> CD, "Translucent Dayglo Green Plastic"
> in time for this event so I, unfortunately, do not
have a lot of time for
> correpondance. Please forgive, in advance for
> my craziness...............................well, here
> 'tis.................hope it looks good to you all.
> ALSO, and this is important DO NOT USE LOOPERS
DELIGHT TO CORRESPOND WITH
> Please write me directly at GLOBAL@cruzio.com
> I may not have time to read all the posts due to my
heavy schedule of the
> next month.
> yours, Rick Walker
> DESCRIPTION and RULES of the FESTIVAL:
> This entire festival will be a complete benefit for
> CAYUGA VAULT (in other words there will, regrettably,
> performers fees or expenses) which is the last
> affordably rentable venue left in Santa Cruz County
> from the ravages of the dot.com real estate wars.
> The tickets will probably be $20/for both days
> or $12/per day.
> The festival will be a two day affair and will be a
> 'sampler' styled festival: in other words, we will be
> showcasing a large number of loopers (we're
> between 30 and 40 loopers will perform from all over
> Before I talk about the logistical details for this
> I would like to apologize to you in advance for
> asking you to participate for free and at your own
> It is, regrettably, the only way to make this event
> to help the CAYUGA VAULT stay in business, thus
> future of looping (and singersongwriter/modern
> events in Santa Cruz.
> It feels silly, frankly, to ask you to perform
> for free and at the same time give out a large number
> rules for how the performance will go down.
> in order to accomplish the scope of this festival
which will, I am
> hoping, be the largest event (in terms of number of
> in looping history, we will have to be very
> and disciplined about pulling it all off.
> The whole point is to celebrate the diversity and
> of our looping community again (thanks so much for
Loopstock, Hans!!!!) and
> to try to continue to promote creativity through
> looping. I hope you can make it.
> OK, HERE"S ALL THE STUFF YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW
> IN ORDER TO COME PERFORM:
> To accomodate everyone (and to keep the production
> being a nightmare of logistics and communications) we
> adhere, very strictly to the following format:
> Each person will have no more than:
> 20 minutes to set up there gear
> (so keep your setups simple and portable)
> 30 minutes to perform
> 10 minutes to hustle gear off stage.
> Everyone will get a 'last song signal' five minutes
before their set is
> scheduled to end and anyone who takes longer to set
up than the allowed 20
> minutes will, regrettably, have any extra time taken
> off of their performance times.
> As anyone who has ever played this kind of festival
> everyone who wants to participate will need to be
> and I , as stage manager, will be very strict about
hustling people on and
> off stage.
> DON'T be offended by me..................nothing will
be personal, I promise
> just tickled pink that you are here to play.
> Please understand that by being a strong stage
> will just be trying to make sure everyone who wants
to will have the same
> chance to perform.
> ALSO REMEMBER:
> The venue is very small and only holds 75-90 audience
members and there may
> be 20 or 30 performers there at all times
> so in order to maximize the benefit to the Cayuga
> there will be, regrettably and consequently,
> NO COMPS AT ALL!!!!
> There will be two stages (like the LoopStock
festival in SLO) but
> in a much smaller venue.There will be a main stage
with a good P.A. system
> (powered mackies) and then there will be a blitzkrieg
stage without a p.a.
> for guitarists/bassists or any loopers who can bring
in a small portable
> self powered soundsystem (solo amplifiers).
> I hope you can make it. I think we are going to have
a blast doing it!!!
> So I need to know if this interests you and I need to
know a couple of
> things from you:
> 1) Do you want to perform?
> 2) Which day is preferable for you to perform and at
> (I'll try my very best to accomodate everyone's
wishes but please forgive me
> if I can't grant every request around this one (just
think about pleasing 40
> people and you'll get where this might not work out
> 3) If you are coming in from out of town, would you
like floor space to
> crash out at one of the many local loopers homes?
> Local loopers, I you can put someone
> (or several people for that matter) during the
weekend, I'd love it if you
> would contact me so that I can coordinate sleeping
arrangements. I can
> have a large and inglorious slumber party in and
around my teaching studio
> (ala Hans little Loopstock
> slumber party)
> Just let me know and thanks for wading through this
> yours, in the spirit of creativity and community and
looping, Rick Walker