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Andy Butler
Location:60 Onley St., Norwich, Norfolk NR2 2EB, U.K.
Phone Number:UK (01603) 622773
Email Address(es):info@andybutler.com
Website URL(s):http://www.andybutler.com
Projects/Ensembles:open to suggestions
Instruments:Primary Loopable Instrument: 6 string electric gtr = Hofner SG copy with homemade onboard distortion. + Ebow.
Fender Jazz Fretless Bass, 6 String bass.
Drum kit and/or assorted percussion.
Looping Gear:guitar --TLA EQ2 -- 2x Gibson Echoplex, Lexicon Vortex, other stuff -- JBL Eon speakers
Influences:Zappa, Ornette Coleman, Charles Ives, Charles Mingus, Olivier Messiaen, Captain Beefheart, Thelonius Monk, Villa-Lobos, Joni Mitchell, Paul Hindemith, Fred Frith, J.S.Bach, Stockhausen, 3 Mustaphas 3, Eno, James Blood Ulmer. Stuff from the 70's prog-rock era, Henry Cow , King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull, Genesis, Faust, Grateful Dead, Gentle Giant. Shostakovich+Bartok string quartets.Tibetan music, indian classical+folk, bulgarian vox+inst, gamelan, Turkish music, anything from S.E.Asia.
Also influence by modern dance music production techniques.
Musical Style:Unusual timing without going free time. Extended harmony without going atonal. Trying to use loops in a non obviously-looped way. Favourite technique, beat-slicing on the EDP.
Recordings Available:see www.andybutler.com for 'livelooping' cd, and mp3s
The Gibson Echoplex, with the new Loop4 software, allows my loops to be manipulated on the fly in ways that have to be seen/heard to be believed.
As a live performer I try to entice people to listen to stuff they wouldn't normally bother with.

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