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RE: Loops curative/restful powers
I've done a lot of live looping with dancers, and my experience is that
they don't really *listen* to the music, it just happens while they do
their thing. Really. Maybe they're responding to it on some
subconscious level. I've gotten the impression that asking a modern
dancer to synchronize to music is received with the same enthusiasm
you'd encounter when asking a poet to write something that rhymes.
This is not intended as a slight on dancers. Or poets.
I also did a live soundtrack to a silent movie (Aelita: Queen Of Mars)
that featured a lot of looping, in a trio context. It was a tremendous
amount of work.
>Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 08:04:30 -0700
>From: "Krispen Hartung" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: RE: Loops curative/restful powers
>I think an interesting, and experimental loop music/dance production
>would be play a loop, have a modern dancer come out and dance in sync
>the part and continue to loop that dance part...then you layer another
>loop part, and another dancer comes out to dance in sync to that as
>well...and so on until a soundscape of loops is created with several
>dancers doing their "dance loops"...a union of musical and modern dance