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Re: Looping 50 Fugues with a 'Bass Choir' & an LP-1

ha! this is awesome!

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 7:31 PM, Daniel Thomas <danielthomas4@mac.com> wrote:
Loving this!!

On Jun 15, 2011, at 4:05 PM, Steve Uccello wrote:

> Hi Loopers!
> Just wanted to share a project I'm working on: Michael Maier's 'Atalanta Fugiens' (1617) -probably the first multi media document in history including 50 fugues, 50 emblems, and 50 epigrams, meant to be enjoyed simultaneously. Though composed in 1617, they have a droney, medieval flavor, and I went for a kind of 'Black Sabbath meets Bach' interpretation.
> For the entire tracking process of all 50 fugues I used my trusty Looperlative 1.
> I basically did a live looping approach in my home studio, layering the fugues up one part at a time, then I recorded it from the LP-1 to a laptop as a stereo track into Digital Performer. No punching in or editing.  It was awesome to be able to record with such a high sound quality all at the touch of my feet! (thanks Bob!!) The ensemble is a 3 voiced ‘BASS CHOIR’ comprised of BOWED UPRIGHT BASS, ELECTRIC FRETTED BASS, and ELECTRIC FRETTLESS BASS.
> 'Clarified Birds' my group with visual artist J.F. Uccello is set to release this in December. Our intention is to create a fine book that includes a CD along with it. Joe will be toiling at length as he’s planning to create 50 emblems of his own inspired by and based upon the original 50.
> After the tracking was done, the audio was mastered by Robert Rich. Though the fugues are only 1/3 of the total experience intended by Maier, I hope that sharing the music might be of interest to any interested in music with alchemical aspects, bowed bass, looping, or fine books.  Here is a link to all 50 fugues streaming on 'soundcloud',
> http://soundcloud.com/clarified-birds/sets
> Hope you enjoy them! Steve uccello