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Re: NAMM appearance and Santa Cruz Looping Festival

Congratulations! How can I get a copy? :)
And how was the wind controller implemented?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Walker (loop.pool)" <GLOBAL@cruzio.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 2:34 PM
Subject: NAMM appearance and Santa Cruz Looping Festival

> couple of quick things:
> Due to plane schedulings, Bill and I will not be to NAMM by the 1 p.m.
> meeting proposed by Kim Flint.  We have been planning to meet at the Line
> booth at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and on Sunday.  We'd love to meet 
> (including you, Meister Flint :-) from Loopers Delight there at those
> Also,  the Santa Cruz Looping Festival was a resounding artistic and
> commercial success:  standing room only and oversold by fire marshal
> standards (shhhhhhh..........don't anyone tell them ;-).
> ORBIS started off with an ambient, melodic set utilizing the oldest gear
> the festival
> (a circa 1984-6  tc electronics digital delay with a few seconds of
> time).
> Bill Walker then put on an amazing display of the his artistry and guitar
> wizardry (and I don't think I'm being nepotistic about this one) as well
> a demo of the power of the new Electrix Repeater.  It was really
> and I can't wait to finally start delving into my own recently purchased
> repeater and WX5 wind controller!!
> I played next and have no idea what the results were except to say that I
> an just constantly blown away by how accepting and encouraging , the 
> Cruz audiences are for
> my own extremely wierd brand of 'entertainment'.   I do know that a 
> of pieces will probably make it on to the live Loop.pooL CD that I am
> working on for upcoming Spring release.   Special kudos to engineer and
> Cayuga Vault coowner (and excellent solo loopers and saxaphonist) for
> really good digital recordings of everyone's sets and presenting us each
> with a burned CD of the gig BEFORE we went home that night.
> Next up was Steve Lawson, who, I have to say , is one of my favorite
> artists and one funny guy on stage.  He did a beautiful set that employed
> everything from a beautiful and harmonically challenging version of
> 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' to more outside excursions with sonix.  It
> a very inspiring set.    I got up and we did a short improvisational set
> you can ask someone else whether that was successful or not.
> The crowd was incredible and they stayed to the end (that says a lot:
> solo sets and a duo improv set).  Linda Kimball and Pete COates of the
> Cayuga Vault where (and always are)
> fantastically supportive and hardworking.  We're lucky to have such a
> venue in our town.
> It was one of those evenings that makes me really good to be alive.....or
> the native americans say  "It was a good day to die".
> yours, in loopiness,  Rick Walker (Loop.pool)