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Re: livelooping articles for a guitar magazine


I have read through other's responses and can't think of anything to  

So, all I have to contribute is encouragement.

Sounds like a great opportunity to say something useful and  
informative to the (German speaking) world about what we do.

The looping universe has expanded a great deal in recent years.

It's not like it was back in the '70s or '80s when the only popular  
names associated with it were basically Fripp and Eno - with the  
addition of a lot of lesser-known names like, Terry Riley, Steve  
Reich, Paul Dresher, and a host of totally unknown musical nerds  
working in academic circles (plus the odd, lone freak working in his  
garage or bedroom).

Nowadays, there are myriads of artists working fairly publicly doing  
looping as a common part of their work, and a whole host of devices  
and technologies to enable them to do so.

Perhaps Fripp and Eno are household names to us, but they have never  
really been well known to the vast majority of popular musical  
listeners and creators.

Looping (whether done with material created live on the spot or by use  
of canned loops) is no longer just something from the "fringe" of  
musical enterprise - it's front and center.

In fact, there is so much going on (both in terms of current  
performers and developing technologies) it will be hard for you, I  
imagine, not to try to write an article but an encyclopedia.

Do a good job on the first one and maybe, just perhaps, it will become  
a series of articles.

Good luck.

Best regards,


On May 28, 2011, at 4:09 AM, Michael Peters wrote:

> hi all,
> The largest German guitar magazine (Gitarre und Bass) has expressed  
> interest
> that I write something for them about livelooping. They have never  
> written
> anything about it so far and they realize that the topic has become
> interesting enough for many guitarists to be presented in the  
> magazine.