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Re: German audiences (WAS site specific looping)
You nailed it! (about the "playbacks" at European venues). I was
surprised last week in Berlin to be sitting in a room at the Akademie
der Künste for the "Zero 'n' One" conference and we were "listening"
to the playback of several works...the session was a "listening
It was very strange and yet had a very charming effect about it. Not
something one encounters in the US very often, nor had it happened the
previous week at DRHA, in Uxbridge.
P.S. Sorry I wasn't able to get up to Stockholm, but Berlin CERTAINLY
kept me busy as I returned with about 15 GB of field recordings and
On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 4:37 AM, Per Boysen <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 12:19 PM, Rick Walker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Actually, I'm proud of the looping festivals because the audiences at
>> seem so
>> attentive. I've heard several people remark about that quality of the
> IMHO the ultra wide range of variations seem to be the most amazing
> aspect of USA. I feel good hearing Obama in the news talking widely
> about "tolerance as the foundation for the constitution", knowing that
> such tolerance is just another aspect of the freedom for any group of
> nerds to totally zoom in on whatever their little groups happens to
> fancy (like in this case, live looping).
> Here in Sweden I have experienced a similar group vibe of intensified
> listening in silence at traditional electronic music playbacks - not
> "concerts", I call it "playbacks" because the trend is that a composer
> plays back his produced music recording over an eight speaker surround
> system while the audience is placed in the center surrounded by the
> speakers. I enjoy attending such "listening gatherings", especially
> with old electronic music from the era before the majority of
> composers started using DJ inspired drum beats.
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.looproom.com internet music hub