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Re: Loops curative/restful powers

That's interesting Travis. I've had exactly the same experience with 
dancers. I thought it was just me.
I always ask if they want me to play something rhythmic, or flowing, or 
whatever and the usual answer
I get is to do whatever I want. Then they seem to do their thing 
regardless of what I'm playing (sort of independent
of it if you ask me). I've played for dance classes and yoga classes 
with the same results. They seem to
like what I do (at least that's what they tell me and I've been asked 
back) but I thought there would me more
of connection there. Sometimes I try to follow them (which works pretty 
well). [obligatory looping content:] I've
never done any looping things for dancers or yoga people however.

On Nov 23, 2004, at 9:33 AM, Travis Hartnett wrote:

> 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.
> TravisH
> >Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 08:04:30 -0700
> >From: "Krispen Hartung" <info@krispenhartung.com>
> >To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> >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 
> to
> >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
> >looped choreography.
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