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Re: The Live Looping Community: myth or reality


As one who has spent half of his life alone in a room making "weird 
sounds" and being yelled at from another room (and even other 
houses from time to time) to "turn that shit down!!!!", I appreciate the 
"community" of loopers represented by this list.  I do a lot of more 
mainstream songwriting as well as looping/experimental music and it has 
always been harder to find people who are interested in the 
latter (as David Byrne said: Lyrics exist to make people listen to music 
longer than they would otherwise).  Finding this list full of people 
who are excited and knowledgeable about looping has been amazing.  Before 
finding this list I was relatively unaware of what others 
were doing, loop-wise.  Had I known of the ongoing Y2K1,2,3,4 etc., I 
would have been there.  I look forward to the next one, and you 
can bet yer ass I'm gonna be there.  I hope to meet some of you in person.

The interactions and feedback I've received from Rick Walker, Dan 
Soltzberg, Berhard Wagner, etc. have been very rejuvenating to my 
excitement level for looping and have made me feel a part of something 
larger....a community perhaps?  Thanks to everyone putting 
positive energy into this.

Joe Rut

----- Original Message -----
From: "Travis Hartnett" <travishartnett@gmail.com>
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: The Live Looping Community: myth or reality
Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 10:14:08 -0700

> So, what is a "community"?
> On 5/6/05, loop.pool <looppool@cruzio.com> wrote:
> > I've been reading the 'Andre appears' again thread here with interest
> > (because I respect the hell out of Andre and think that his 
>contribution to
> > this community has been invaluable).
> >
> > Anyway,   I hear that in the past Andre has not felt a sense of 
>community or
> > support and that
> > Mark Sottilaro has not either.      I feel sad that they don't and 
> > hope that people support them
> > in the ways they should be supported (monetarily) for their 
> > to the culture
> > but I, myself, have come to understand that the looping community is 
>full of
> > musicians who have eschewed
> > playing in bands and frequently don't feel a part of anything.  Let's 
> > it,  we have a lot of folks who
> > make a lot of music in their studios and don't take it out. I don't at 
> > think this trend is at all universal
> > here at Loopers Delight but it most certainly exists and it's 
> > okay by me.
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