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Re: dancing loops

divine Cara said:
>  >>I've not played for one, but have thought for some time of
>>>incorporating it into my own live performance, in the form of 
>>>dance and such, but being teathered to guitar, mic, controllers and 
>such is
>>>not real conducive to it.   ICK!!!  lol!
>>I dont understand ICK...
>   I just meant some expression like Yuck, or  something similar.   I
>sometimes say "Ick!..."

oh, I see, I expected another short like lol... :-)

>  >Right, you can put the guitar down and dance to your loop! Especially
>>interesting if you dont play alone, so another musician can play with
>>your dancing...
>   I tend to play solo when looping live, save recently.  -and since 
>the case, I'm always adding music to a loop almost constantly

I feel that necessity, too, but if you imagine the public 
concentrated on your dancing, maybe they would not mind, the dance 
would be like the solo over the boring loop :-)

>  >It seems to me that contact improv is rather a set of roules and
>  >exercises to make people aware than a style to be shown on stage.
>   I'm thinking more of the idea of improv itself in the form of a more
>physical expression in movement along with the music.  - Basing it on 
>what I
>might do in contact...

right, that what I meant!

>  >Someone who went through such school can just improvise free, no?
>   Yes, I do anyway to an extent, but not nearly as much as I'd like to, 
>my previous reasons.

dont you play a Steinberger? Wireless?

>  >>   In your case, have you thought possibly of giving the dancers 
>>>thingies and sampling them as they move?   It might be nice to loop what
>>>comes out of that.  I like moving in rhythm with noisy bracelets or 
>>>or such.   It's a lot of fun, and can be quite musical.
>>good idea!
>>they do participate with stepping, clapping, even singing sometimes,
>>but I did not think of looping that. But: how would you do it without
>>creating feed back? 
>   Simple, eliminate the dry signal, and then simply keep the delayed or
>looped signal.   -or, use two shotgun mics or very directional mics, and
>place the speakers right behind them.  I'd prefer eliminating the direct
>signal though.

ah, right, I could monitor with headphones... but I still would be 
resampling my own ongoing loop that comes from the speakers... maybe 
the shotgun would improve that... so I will have to try with both of 
your hints...

Thank you!

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