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|Rick Walker's Loop.pooL
|Santa Cruz, California
|831 425 8659
|My solo looping project Loop.pooL
WALKERS, a looping/electronica duet project with my brother Bill
VERMIN CIRCUS an abstract electronica/pop project that I'll be starting in the fall of 2003.
Promoting the International Live Looping movement by producing
Live Looping Tours and Festivals including the world's largest such event, the Y2K_ Live Looping Festival in late summers in Santa Cruz, California.
|Mostly found and invented sounds and Voice
2 AKG C1000s microphones with the ultra cartoid pattern
Yamaha WX5 midi wind synth controller (to play loop pitches in Repeater)
Professor Television PHOTO THEREMIN (which I endorse)
Melodica, Sonica (60's strange tone instrument),flutes, recorders,
mizmars, zurna, saz, ud, sentir, guitaron,hammer dulcimer, bowed psaltery,autoharp, hurdy gurdy, marxaphone,mandolin, berimabau, gopichand, bau (vietnamese one string instrument), too many drumset drums and cymbals, over a 1,000 traditional percussion instruments from all over the world and many invented percussion instruments
Fender self customized P-J 4 string bass guitar
Custom 3/4 scale bass
Japanese Beatle bass copy
Ashbory silicon string mini bass
Mattel Synsonics toy guitar (my favorite prepred guitar)
EMU Audity rhythm synthesizer with David Fitzpatrick custom sound banks installed (very hip and edgy industrial sounds)
A large collection of toy instruments and found objects
ALESIS QRS synthesizer
EMU ESI4000 Sampler
Akai S950 Sampler (archaic but with a great set of drum sounds).
|2 GIBSON EDP + Echoplexes (which I heartily endorse for Gibson)
1 ELECTRIX Repeater
2 LINE 6 DL-4s
1 P4 1.3 mgzh PC computer with ACID 4.0 , Tu2 (Tuareg), Fruity Loops Pro, Granulab
DIGITECH VOCAL 300........my main processor of acoustic found sounds and voice
Electrix FILTER FACTORY
Electrix Mo FX
Electrix WARP FACTORY (vocoder)
Alesis INEKO (dweeby but incredibly fun sound mangler)
Lexicon MPX500 multi effects
a zillion analogue stomp box pedals
|probably the single strongest influence has been the music of my brother, Bill Walker but.........
any repetitive, trancey and grooving music from history...........
from Terry Riley to Steve Reich to Brian Eno to West African Dance music to Roots Reggae to Middleastern music to American funk, soul and R&B to hard rock to Punk/New Wave to the Cure to Nine Inch Nails to Industrial Music to Electronica (Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, Autechre) to trip hop (Tarwater, DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, Portishead) to current pop (Bjork,Radiohead,Coldplay) to the music of my wife, singer songwriter, Christine Wedertz, the music of Michael Haumesser (Not Michael) and the many many loopers I've had the privilege of playing with in the US, Europe and the UK (just too many to mention here, but I've been inspired by and steal from all of them.............LOL.
|You'll have to ask someone else that question or visit my website.
I'm very into sound and rhythm, repition, trance and psychedelia.
I also love improvising with anyone regardless of stylistic
boundaries. I love going out on the edge and remaining well outside the box..............except when I do a 70's hardfunk dance show........lol
|Loop.pooL (debut CD of abstract electronica) 2001
TRANSLUCENT DAYGLO LIME GREEN PLASTIC (a live looping CD culled from 50 shows in the last three years) 2002
a tentative EP of live tracks from the summer tour (notably the entire show of the 1st Florence Live Looping Festival) due in late fall 2003 a 2nd full length CD of abstract electronica PURPLE HAND due in early winter 2003
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