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Re: Some observations about Y2KX

On 20 Oct 2010, at 00:54, Johannes Korn wrote:

> Matthias Grob schrieb:
>>> 1) Few (if any) equipment glitches.
>>> In the past, equipment glitches occurred with enough regularity that 
>one considered glitches to be part of the looping game.  This year, the 
>only noticeable glitch was when Bob utilized his prototype LP2 -- and, 
>after all -- it was a prototype still in development.
>> hm... ok, but I noticed that even most headliners had to say at some 
>point: "crap" and restart a loop or so...
>> as a listener, I do not have a problem at all. its even a circus 
>tradition to do something wrong, to appear more human etc...
>> but "professionals" may conclude that its not suitable for big stages 
>or so?
> That reminds me:
> I once was at a performance of a big symphony orchestra and choir, who 
>performed a symphony by Gustav Mahler (professionals on a *big* stage).  
>At one point the conductor stopped the performance, turned around to the 
>audience and said: "We can do that better (Das können wir besser)." Then 
>he started again with the movement where he had broken off. That 
>impressed me very much,  I thought it was much more professional than 
>somehow awkwardly trying to rescue the performance that had gone wrong.

thats a nice story!
... but you tell it because its an exception in that world while its 
normal with looping :-)
and thats because no other instrument can have a defect as heavy as a 
looper out of time or accidentally reseted
even if a string or a skin breaks, the beat goes on...

that does not mean that the looper is a less useful instrument, its just a 
new challenge.