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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
>>>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
> 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
>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.
>>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
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