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Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Art Of Live Looping - Part 1: Introduction

I've been playing around with looper pedals for few years and during that time my perception of loopers and live looping in general has changed. First I thought that loopers were tools for practicing and jamming. Then after awhile I started to understand that live looping could be much more than just jamming and loopers could be used to create complete live performances. Like everything in life, things only look simple on the surface level and when you go deeper into the subject it gets more complicated. Live looping is an art form that requires serious practicing if you want to get it right.

I'm not an expert in live looping and nowhere near the level of some players out there (Phil Keaggy, Bill Frisell, Jarle Bernhoft etc.) but during the last few years I have learned a thing or two about looping and I would like to share them with you. Another reason for this little article series is completely selfish: writing things down is a good way to process ideas and sort them out in your own head. So, this is a learning process for me too! :) Let's get started!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Machine Soul - Documentary Film



"Machine Soul is a documentary film about Finnish Electronic musicians. It is a glance at the methods, rituals and philosophy behind the music, but most of all at the burning passion that drives the artists forward year after year."

This documentary film by Tero Vuorinen is definitely worth backing up! Go to Machine Soul crowdfunding site and give your support: http://mesenaatti.me/en/machinesoul/