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Re: site specific looping

yes, the thing is sometimes I really do not like calling myself a musician. During performance I consider my voice to be an active medium in the moment, relating directly  to the space I am playing in and the people in the audience. So I am finding the term performance art much more appropriate. Although I find it very frustrating to be using terms to defines ones work, in this case it can be helpful in order to differenciate the intention behind the work. Site specific is usually a term used in the art context. Mark has described it well. My performances do not relate directly to the architecture through symbolic use of imagery or language, expect my most recent performance in the attic of the pastors house, but since they are developed purely in the situation and space I would venture to say that being site specific is definitely a direction the work is going.
I dont really know if it is a german thing... I do believe there is definite a bit of a schock value and that in a way I am playing with that, especially when I suddenly ended the piece on the flat. So I guess, people dont really know how to react, perhaps no one really wants to break the quiet atmosphere. I found it good that they did not immediately clap at the end of the performance. In the past I have had issues dealing with the reactions of the audience, but now I guess I've gotten more or less of a tough skin...

@jayrope thx for the link, the recordings had a very nice texture, do you have pics?
@Sylvain i couldnt read the article, do I have to purchase the magazine in order to read it?????
@christo sure would love to !

Am 22.09.10 09:16, schrieb mark francombe:
AANLkTi=KtVvNxj0od5x75hUsU8p5mMRMd-6-4cnnfOPo@mail.gmail.com" type="cite">I don´t think Nadia was claiming that site-specific was HER term. To put my understanding of the word as it is used in Art generally, is that the site where the piece is performed has something to say about the piece itself, it maybe special acoustics, or a history/story attached to the place. It may have some architecture that allows the performer to move in a particular way in relationship to the audience, or it may refer to "playing of the place" itself. Via hits and percussion...

I think maybe of us, as improvisors will find themselves reacting to the venue, however, doing a new concert each time in a new location is called "a gig".


Lovely stuff Nadia...

(my first ever girlfriend when I was 8 or 9 was called Nadia.. ahhh where is she now?)


On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 1:50 AM, jayrope LD <jrploopers@kliklak.net> wrote:
hey nadia, "site specific looping" is your term for playing
a completely new concert each time on a new location i'd guess?
yes, we do that, too.
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On Sep 21, 2010, at 11:12 PM, Loopers-Delight-d-request@loopers-delight.com wrote:

dear loopers,

lately i have been performing more and more in interesting locations and I find this is getting to be a real essential part of my work. just wanted to know if others are also working with site specific performance work.

here some examples ( 2nd, 3rd and 4th Performance are all utilizing looping technique):

direct links to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkRv3qgd8lM

another looping perf done in a gallery ( less site specific): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtGVjHWpOzc

would love to hear comments about working in this way... for example i love old staircases or torn down buildings...



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