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Re: CREATION of an INTERNATIONAL LIVE LOOPER TRAVELING DATABASE for connecting tours and creating new festivals



I like that idea, but my ability to set up a gig depends largely on
the genre of music of the loopers. ...In that my community contacts
specifically revolve around experimental/avant-garde music, and I
wouldn't know what to do for people outside that genre.

I'd also add that not using the list for promotional gain should
include not using it as a gig/cd release spam list. (I don't mind
getting those announcements through my membership in discussion
groups, but I don't like having my email address harvested for
someone's personal promo mail.)

I have some contacts for setting up experimental/avant-garde shows in
the San Francisco Bay Area...and I now have an apartment where someone
can couch surf for a day or two.

-- 
Matt Davignon
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On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 3:39 PM, Rick Walker <looppool@cruzio.com> wrote:
> Towards The Creation of an INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING LIVE LOOPERS DATABASE
>
> CARPE DIEM:    to all the Live Loopers who have traveled a long or short
> distance to, and performed at an International Live Looping Festival:
>
> I am so gratified that the International Live Looping Festival concept 
> that
> we pioneered in 2001 has spread, this summer  to London, Paris, Cologne,
> Berlin, Neunkirch (Switzerland) and in a few weeks, to Portland, Seattle,
> San Jose, Santa Cruz and San Antonio.
>
> It suddenly occurs to me that with possible similar festivals planned 
> next
> summer/fall in Florence, Rome, Vienna, Zurich, Zaghreb, Tallinn, 
> Singapore,
> Tokyo, Osaka, Bangkok, Manila with the addition of repeats in all the 
> places
> that had them this year
>
> ....that we are now poised to create a DATABASE of live looping artists 
> with
> contact numbers so that we can all, within our means, begin to travel to
> other cities and countries to continue our artistry.
>
> To be willing to say to the Live Looping community,  "I live in this city
> and I would gladly put you up for a couple of days if you came here to 
> do a
> live looping gig that I produce for us",  whether that gig be a one off
> event or a small or even large festival"
> would greatly reduce the cost of travel and increase our community.
>
> In that spirit,  I would like to propose that we create such a list. 
> replete
> with
> a photo,  URL of website or sound/video examples, description/bio of
> yourself as an artist (brief) and contact information for other loopers 
> to
> connect with you.
>
> 1) It will need to be collated  before it is made public and should 
> probably
> be
> sent to an individual collaters e-mail list, instead of these forums
> 2)  Whoever collates it (and I will volunteer if there are no other
> volunteers though I'm in the middle of coordinating the large main 
> festival
> so it will take me a bit of time) should then post it to
>        a) www.livelooping.org
>        b) www.loopersdelight.com
>        c)  this Loopers Delight Face Book Page as a document
>        d)  any other relevant music forum that we think is appropriate
> 3) WHOEVER HAS ACCESS TO THIS LIST SHOULD PROMISE TO USE IT ONLY FOR THE
> PURPOSES OF CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY and SHOULD NOT give it out for any
> other promotional purposes or sell it to anyone for commercial gain.
>
> I would imagine that it would be easiest to send to an individual e-mail
> address for the time being .
>
> Would anyone want to volunteer to help me with such a database (even just
> taking in information now until the Main Festival is over).
>
> Rick Walker
> founder Y2K13 International Live Looping Festivals
>