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Re: What would loopers do without power?

It occurred to me that a 'player piano' approach would be pretty simple, 
and that a 'looped' accompaniment could be prepared this way...

In my case, I enjoy the improv process (danger and happy accidents being 
the key) so I might not want to have to pre-program the other instrument 
unless some sort of 'randomizer' could be applied.  Given the caveat 
that electricity is un-invented, I might just answer 'I wouldn't loop 
any more'.

Dan Ash
White Plains, NY

> Subject:
> Re: What would loopers do without power?
> From:
> "Krispen Hartung" <khartung@cableone.net>
> Date:
> Tue, 22 Jul 2008 22:30:38 -0600
> To:
> Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> You are exactly right, Travis. Not to get to sci-fi, but in the 
> extreme sense my question assumed some electro-magnetic phenomenon 
> that prevented any generation of electricity  - though I know that is 
> very unlikely - but hey, think of The Day the Earth Stood Still on 
> steroids! :)  
> Kris
> ----- Original Message -----
> It seems that the question "What would loopers do without power?" is 
> often being interpreted as "What would loopers do if the power company 
> could no longer provide electricity?", hence all the answers of "I 
> would find a way to generate electricity myself and continue looping!!"
> To me that doesn't seem to be really "doing without power".
> TH
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 6:56 AM, Krispen Hartung 
> <khartung@cableone.net <mailto:khartung@cableone.net>> wrote:
>     So, let's say hypothetically a major catastrophe occurred in the
>     next 2-3 decades, and power became non-existent (unlikely) or
>     highly scarce. For example, suppose we all had to rely on solar
>     panels and wind power, and powering an amp and looper was a
>     complete luxury and out of the question.
>     What would you do?