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Re: Describing looping to others

Similarly, I use the analogy of realtime multitrack
recording, since most mortals are at least familiar
with that concept.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kim Flint" <kflint@annihilist.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 1:26 PM
Subject: RE: Describing looping to others

> be careful that you're not describing the style of music, rather than a
> technique used in creating it! As soon as you start talking about "sound
> paintings" and such, to me you are just describing a sort of ambient 
> where looping is used, but you're not really giving a description of
> looping. You could just as easily use looping for industrial metal or
> bluegrass or modern barber shop quartet or world techno or whatever.
> I usually say that looping is just a musical technique of sampling and
> manipulating audio data in real time. If they have more questions, I
> explain more about the technique, putting it into the context of whatever
> type of music they like. That works great!
> kim
> >How about the audio equivalent of an ESCHER painting?
> >Ya know, those stairs, figures that is perspectively screwed so they go
> >upstairs as
> >well as downstairs(!) and left and right at the same time as they go
> >in a square building and so on...tricks the eye...
> >Objects in a picture that ends nowhere, but yet, turn its back on 
> >
> >What about...
> >Sonic Fractals?
> >
> >...ok then... not for Joe Bob or Granny perhaps ...:-)
> >/mats
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: PJBMHB@aol.com [mailto:PJBMHB@aol.com]
> >Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 3:05 PM
> >To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
> >Subject: Re: Describing looping to others
> >
> >
> >my wife describes my looping as either, "pretty" or "ugly". not sure 
> >helps. =-) PJ
> ______________________________________________________________________
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