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Re: What public is attracted by a Y2K Sampler Video?

That's exactly what I meant.

If anyone feels in any way misrepresented by being called
a loop artist, or whatever, and if I've in any way contributed
to that then I apologise wholeheartedly.

It's not really feasible to be a performing musician without
some kind of label, whether it's one of those modern tightly
defined genres that can be exited by adding the wrong kind of
vocal sample, or something more nebulous, as is often the
nature of genres.

If I'm playing Renaissance Lute, it's "Renaissance Lute Music",
albeit not played very well (and not in public).

If I'm using new musical tools that haven't previously been
used to their full potential, or simply haven't been
used by anyone else, then I'm not going to use them to
conform to some pre-existing genre. 

That being explained, it's rather simple minded of me,
and perhaps somewhat unimaginative to call the particular
music that emerges "livelooping".
It's just a label, if someone hasn't heard of it, and let's
face it no-one has, then at least it's not misleading.

I can well appreciate that anyone who uses the new technology
to work within an existing genre is naturally going to present themselves
by reference to that genre, that's what I'd do.
...however I don't have that option.

hope that's not too much rant ;-)
andy butler 

doc rossi wrote:
> Instruments, software, hardware all fall into the category of "tools", 
> so one can think of them as technical terms, and maybe a technique like 
> looping, which combines all three, is also really a technical term. 
> Maybe "Live Looping" is also a musical genre, but if it is, not too many 
> people know about it or what it is - I think a lot of people would look 
> for some other label, like Ambient, or Trip Hop or whatever. I use 
> looping within traditional music, or folk or ethnic or whatever the 
> devil you might want to call it, so for me looping describes a technique 
> rather than a genre.
> On Dec 13, 2009, at 9:06 AM, andy butler wrote:
>> Zoe Keating wrote:
>>> i still think of looping as a technical term.
>> like "cello"