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July 22, 2017

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This year's festival will take place at Rogue Ales and Spirits in Newport. Admission is by donation.
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The NW LoopFest - a performance art presentation of music and technology.



Live looping is artists using hardware/software technologies to instantly record and playback sound. Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, "Loopers" have expanded into every music genre and into performance art. What I have assembled at this festival are performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology.



2017-2018 Sponsors

Henretta Engineering - http://www.henrettaengineering.com/

Option Knob - www.optionknob.com

Electro Faustus - www.electrofaustus.com

NW Music Scene

The NW LoopFest is back for another showcase! The greatest, most creative musical event you’ve never heard of happens at Rogues Ales & Spirits
located at 748 SW Bay Blvd in Newport, OR on July 22nd. Admission is by donation. Time is 3pm to 10pm.

For those of you wondering what is a “LoopFest?” It is a showcase of music and technology performance artists. These artists use technology to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. They are creative, interesting, and amazing and include noise, ambient, avant-garde, and song form artists. Some are powerful, some are subtle, all are serious about their craft.

Complete line-up, set-times, and venue location is available HERE. You can find links to artist websites and video recorded performances from previous festivals. Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers. The NW LoopFest is an official satellite of the Y2K International Live Looping Festival and a participant in the One Month Festival based out of Seoul, South Korea.

Current confirmed artists:

Twenty Three Suns – Portland, OR
The Electric Noodle – Portland, OR
Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX
Gordo – Phoenix, AZ
Saundra’s Electric Nightlife – Newport, OR
Playboy Smooth – Corvallis, OR
John Firshi – Sandpoint, ID
Brothers – Lewiston, ID
Waffle Taco – Portland, OR
Nathan North – Billings, MT
PhiloPhobia – Corvallis, OR
Stargasm – Portland, OR
Jessie Davis – Brooklyn, NY
Luthor Maggot – Corvallis, OR
Amanda Langley – Bend, OR

The artists include old-school tape loopers and the newest users of the latest technologies. Performers from Texas, New York, Arizona join northwest talent from Montana, Idaho, and Oregon to showcase music and technology in many vestiges. Come one, come all – come see why live music is still great, still thrilling, still offensive, still an art form. It’s a beautiful experience on the coast with music that will challenge you, move you, and affect you deeply. Check out the Facebook event page HERE and don’t miss the NW LoopFest.

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The NW LoopFest - a performance art presentation of music and technology.

Live looping is artists using hardware/software technologies to instantly record and playback sound. Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, "Loopers" have expanded into every music genre and into performance art. What I have assembled at this festival are performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology.

Artists:
Twenty Three Suns - Portland, OR
The Electric Noodle - Portland, OR
Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX
Gordo - Phoenix, AZ
Saundra's Electric Nightlife - Newport, OR
Playboy Smooth - Corvallis, OR
John Firshi - Sandpoint, ID
Brothers - Lewiston, ID
Waffle Taco - Portland, OR
Nathan North - Billings, MT
PhiloPhobia - Corvallis, OR
Stargasm - Portland, OR
Jessie Davis, Brooklyn, NY
Luther Maggot - Corvallis, OR
Amanda Langly - Bend, OR

2017-2018 Sponsors
Henretta Engineering - http://www.henrettaengineering.com/
Option Knob - www.optionknob.com
Electro Faustus - www.electrofaustus.com
Morley Pedals - www.morleypedals.com
D'Addario - www.daddario.com

Co-produced by Saundra Perrin
www.petersonentertainment.com

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The NW LoopFest - a performance art presentation of music and technology. Live looping is artists using hardware/software technologies to instantly record and playback sound. Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, "Loopers" have expanded into every music genre and into performance art. What I have assembled at this festival are performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology. 2017-2018 Sponsors Henretta Engineering - http://www.henrettaengineering.com/ Option Knob - www.optionknob.com

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EVENT DETAILS 

NW LOOPFEST

 

The NW LoopFest - a performance art presentation of music and technology.

Live looping is artists using hardware/software technologies to instantly record and playback sound. Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, "Loopers" have expanded into every music genre and into performance art. What I have assembled at this festival are performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology.

Artists:
Twenty Three Suns - Portland, OR
The Electric Noodle - Portland, OR
Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX
Gordo - Phoenix, AZ
Saundra's Electric Nightlife - Newport, OR
Playboy Smooth - Corvallis, OR
John Firshi - Sandpoint, ID
Brothers - Lewiston, ID
Waffle Taco - Portland, OR
Nathan North - Billings, MT

2017-2018 Sponsors
Henretta Engineering - http://www.henrettaengineering.com/
Option Knob - www.optionknob.com
Electro Faustus - www.electrofaustus.com
Morley Pedals - www.morleypedals.com
D'Addario - www.daddario.com

Co-produced by Saundra Perrin
www.petersonentertainment.com

WhereEvent

Event in Newport

Rogue Ales & Spirits

Saturday 22 July 2017, 15:00 till Saturday 22 July 2017, 21:00

Organized by : NW Loop Fest

The NW Loop Fest is a brand new, grassroots festival celebrating the innovation of looping artists.

The NW LoopFest - a performance art presentation of music and technology.

Live looping is artists using hardware/software technologies to instantly record and playback sound. Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, "Loopers" have expanded into every music genre and into performance art. What I have assembled at this festival are performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology.

2017-2018 Sponsors

Henretta Engineering - http://www.henrettaengineering.com/

Option Knob - www.optionknob.com

Music Industry News Network

NW LoopFest Line-up Announced!

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Website: http://www.petersonentertainment.com
The NW LoopFest is back for another showcase! The greatest, most creative musical event you've never heard of happens at Rogues Ales & Spirits located at 748 SW Bay Blvd in Newport, OR on July 22nd. Admission is by donation. Time is 3pm to 10pm.

For those of you wondering what is a “LoopFest?” It is a showcase of music and technology performance artists. These artists use technology to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. They are creative, interesting, and amazing. We include noise, ambient, avant-garde, and song form artists. Some are powerful, some are subtle, all are serious about their craft.

Complete line-up, set-times, and venue location is online at www.petersonentertainment.com. You can find links to artist websites and video recorded performances from previous festivals. Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers. The NW LoopFest is an official satellite of the Y2K International Live Looping Festival and a participant in the One Month Festival based of out Seoul, South Korea.

Current confirmed artists:

Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX 3pm
Stargasm - Portland, OR 3:30pm
Twenty Three Suns - Portland, OR 4pm
Luthor Maggot - Corvallis, OR 4:30pm
Waffle Taco - Portland, OR 5pm
The Electric Noodle - Portland, OR 5:30pm
Nathan North - Billings, MT 6pm
Amanda Langley - Bend, OR 6:30pm
Saundra's Electric Nightlife - Newport, OR 7pm
Gordo - Phoenix, AZ 7:30pm
John Firshi - Sandpoint, ID 8pm
PhiloPhobia - Corvallis, OR 8:30pm
Brothers - Lewiston, ID 9pm
Playboy Smooth - Corvallis, OR 9:30pm
Jessie Davis - Brooklyn, NY 10pm

The artists include old-school tape loopers and the newest users of the latest technologies. Performers from Texas, New York, Arizona join Northwest talent from Montana, Idaho, and Oregon to showcase music and technology in many vestiges. Come one, come all – come see why live music is still great, still thrilling, still offensive, still an art form. It’s a beautiful experience on the coast with music that will challenge you, move you, and affect you deeply. Don’t miss the NW LoopFest.

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NW LoopFest

Saturday, July 22, 2017, 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM 


The NW LoopFest is back for another showcase! The greatest, most creative musical event you've never heard of happens at Rogues Ales & Spirits located at 748 SW Bay Blvd in Newport, OR on July 22nd. Admission is by donation. Time is 3pm to 10pm.

For those of you wondering what is a “LoopFest?” It is a showcase of music and technology performance artists. These artists use technology to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. They are creative, interesting, and amazing. We include noise, ambient, avant-garde, and song form artists. Some are powerful, some are subtle, all are serious about their craft.

Complete line-up, set-times, and venue location is online at www.petersonentertainment.com. You can find links to artist websites and video recorded performances from previous festivals. Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers. The NW LoopFest is an official satellite of the Y2K International Live Looping Festival and a participant in the One Month Festival based of out Seoul, South Korea.

Current confirmed artists:

Twenty Three Suns - Portland, OR
The Electric Noodle - Portland, OR
Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX
Gordo - Phoenix, AZ
Saundra's Electric Nightlife - Newport, OR
Playboy Smooth - Corvallis, OR
John Firshi - Sandpoint, ID
Brothers - Lewiston, ID
Waffle Taco - Portland, OR
Nathan North - Billings, MT
PhiloPhobia - Corvallis, OR
Stargasm - Portland, OR
Jessie Davis, Brooklyn, NY
Luthor Maggot – Corvallis, OR
Amanda Langley – Bend, OR

The artists include old-school tape loopers and the newest users of the latest technologies. Performers from Texas, New York, Arizona join Northwest talent from Montana, Idaho, and Oregon to showcase music and technology in many vestiges. Come one, come all – come see why live music is still great, still thrilling, still offensive, still an art form. It’s a beautiful experience on the coast with music that will challenge you, move you, and affect you deeply. Don’t miss the NW LoopFest.

Phone: (503) 703-9516 
Event url: www.petersonentertainment.com

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Rogue Ales & Spirits

748 Bay Blvd
Newport, OR 97365

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The 2017 NW LoopFest (www.nwloopfest.com) is scheduled for two dates.

July 22nd at Substation in Seattle, WA
July 15th at Rogue in Newport, OR

Both events have announced an open call for artists. Application is online at www.nwloopfest.com

The NW LoopFest is specifically looking for artists who actively promote themselves, have a documented performance history, and incorporate looping technologies into their set.

Long Beach Press-Telegram

Long Beach musician and artist Sander Roscoe Wolff sits on a small stool at the Expo Arts Center.

In front of him is a synthesizer and a couple of other digital contraptions attached to a tangle of wires.

After fiddling with some of his equipment, which includes a Boss DD-20 Giga Delay and a Korg Kaossilator Pro loop recorder, he begins to play a series of notes on the keyboard that are automatically recorded then played back a couple of seconds later.

Then he plays another track on the keyboard that’s again recorded, played back a few seconds later and layered over the original piece.

 

 

He repeats the process two more times to create a new piece of spontaneous music as the recorded tracks continue to play simultaneously with a slight delay in between each track as Wolff begins to perform live music on the keyboard.

This is called looping, a musical technique that mixes technology and computer software with instruments to create beats, musical notes or sounds that are then instantly played back and applied in repeating patterns to create numerous styles of music.

It’s a technique that requires considerable musical talent but that’s often unnoticed by the casual music listener, although it’s an essential tool for various musicians, particularly soloists.

 

 

And in Long Beach, live looping will not go unnoticed this weekend thanks to a two-day event dedicated to celebrating the musical technique.

“Live looping is basically a way to perform where an individual musician, or several musicians, can create very complicated arrangements using repeated loops of music or sounds,” said Wolff, who will perform with his group, Toaster Music.

Wolff’s improvised electronic group is part of a lineup of about a dozen other musicians that will perform at the Southern California LoopFest happening at Cal State Long Beach on Friday and Saturday.

 

 

The music at the free weekend event will include such genres as pop, progressive rock, avant-garde and ambient sounds, but all the performing artists count on looping as an essential element of their music.

“The amount of people that are doing this is huge, but there is only a few of us who are putting this movement together,” said Noah Peterson, a San Antonio based saxophonist and festival organizer who will also perform at the event.

Some of the other artists who will be live looping include Raina Kim, who performs as Portrait XO and describes her music as experimental pop with a folk flare; Andre La Fosse, who refers to his live performance style as “turntablist guitarist,” and Long Beach musician Zack Walters.

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“What I try to do with my fest is present a number of people who are being really creative in different styles or in different ways,” Peterson said. “So it’s not necessarily about what they’re playing so much but about how they’re looping.”

The LoopFest will also include a panel discussion on music and technology.

The Long Beach event, which is in its third year, is one of a series of traveling Loop Fests organized by Peterson.

The tour, which includes the Las Vegas, North West, Rocky Mountain and Texas Loop Fests, is an expansion of a festival that began in Santa Cruz in 2001.

 

 

There are also several international festivals that celebrate looping, which has been an important part of music dating back several decades.

“Using tape to create repeating patterns was something that was being explored in the late ’50s, early ’60s,” said Wolff, who will also be one of the panel speakers.

Looping was popularized in the ’70s by such artists as King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and producer Brian Eno, who developed a system that used reel-to-reel tape machines to loop music, Wolff explained.

 

 

“It was a way to create beautifully slowly evolving music that was harmonically and melodically complex just played by one person,” Wolff said.

Kim, the singer/songwriter who performs both days and dabbles in various genres, says she relies heavily on looping when creating her music, which is sometimes described as folk-tronica.

She’s still deciding what she’ll do onstage at LoopFest, but her set will include some of her original music and maybe even some experimental stuff using sounds of the city and nature she has been recording that she can loop live to create ambient sounds. After all, that’s part of what looping is all about.

 

 

“Looping is very much about the improvisational spirit,” she said. “Once you get into it, that’s the exciting thing. Everyone has very different ways of looping.”

Portland Mercury

 Loop Stations and loop pedals—those little devices that record a musical phrase and repeat it back ad infinitum—are becoming the standard. Not only for solo musicians aiming to replicate fully formed compositions without the help of a backing band, but also for experimental artists to let tones and noises either create a mantra-like experience or challenge the patience of anyone within earshot. Jazz artist Noah Peterson appreciates both sides of that spectrum, which is why he created the NW LoopFest, an all-day celebration of the technology.

Press Telegram

Cal State Long Beach is kicking off its inaugural Craft Beer Festival this weekend, where attendees can imbibe in unlimited two-ounce pours of over 100 different brews.

Long Beach, like many other large cities, has been swept up in California’s burgeoning craft beer movement, drawing notable brewers like San Diego-based Ballast Point, which recently opened a location in Alamitos Bay, along with a number of home-grown micro breweries.

And several of them will set up shop on Saturday at the Jack Rose Track Stadium, where beer connoisseurs can hear live entertainment and eat at food trucks.

 

 

Among those serving unique brews on draft will be Angel City Brewing, Beachwood, Goose Island, Golden Road and Smog City Brewing.

The two-day festival begins Friday evening with a brewer’s reception and “hoppy hour” at the Nugget Brew & Pub from 5 to 9 p.m., an event where everyday folk can “rub elbows” with brewers and craft beer industry insiders, according to the festival’s website. Also on Friday will be a craft beer pairing in the on-campus Chartroom Restaurant from 6 to 8 p.m. For the event, rare craft brews will be paired with a variety of different bites created by celebrity chefs from across Southern California.

 

 

It will be hosted by craft beer guru “Dr.” Bill Sysak, Stone Brewing’s official craft beer ambassador known for amassing one of the largest private collections of rare brews in the nation.

Tickets to the festival are $49 for general admission, from 2 to 5 p.m., or you can kick in an extra $15 for VIP admission which allows entrance at 1 p.m. Tickets for the Chartroom craft beer pairing event on Friday are $150 a person, but that price includes VIP entrance to the festival on Saturday.

For more information, including a full list of beers on tap, or to purchase tickets visit www.lbbeerfest.com.

 

 

Also on campus this weekend will be the Southern California LoopFest, a free event in its third year that will feature live musicians and a panel discussion on looping, a musical technique that mixes technology and computer software with instruments to create beats. The event will offer a variety of genres, including pop, progressive rock, avant-garde and ambient sounds.

Time Out Portland

2016 NW LoopFest

Tyler Carson - Portland, OR 4pm
Professor Slicebox - Portland, OR 4:30pm
Arbor Daze - Portland, OR 5pm
Tim Scallon - Seattle, WA 5:30pm
Riley Tyrel Carter - Boardman, OR 6pm
Rock Forming Mineral - Eugene, OR 6:30pm
PhiloPhobia - Corvallis, OR 7pm
Jet Black Pearl - Portland, OR 7:30pm
Saundra's Electric Night - Newport, OR 8pm
Bodarc - Seattle, WA 8:30pm
litmus0001 - Vancouver, WA 9pm
ICONOPLASTY - Ashland, OR 9:30pm
Mandoman - Osaka, Japan, 10pm
Daves Device - San Antonio, TX 10:30pm

www.nwloopfest.com

2016 Sponsors

www.loopinglive.com
www.moreleypedals.com
www.pigtronix.com/infinity
www.voicecouncilmagazine.com
www.tc-helicon.com/en/products/perform-v/

Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area

2016 Texas LoopFest

Watch the concert live at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/peterson-entertainment-llc

Butch Ross – Chattanooga, TN 7pm
The Winkler 7:30pm
Jame Sidlo 8:00pm
Momentary Gamelan Ensemble – Ft. Worth/Hurst, TX 8:30pm
Arte Sacra Atelier – San Antonio, TX 9pm
Breaking Light – Ft. Worth, TX 9:30pm
Spookstina – Raligh, NC 10pm
Xandra Wong – New Orleans 10:30pm
Cian – Guadalajara, Mexico 11pm
Troll Foot Frass – North Branch, MN 11:30pm
Daves Device – San Antonio, TX midnight
Deferlow – Austin, TX 12:30pm
Lost Sun – Austin, TX 1am

www.texasloopfest.com

2016 Sponsors!

www.loopinglive.com
www.moreleypedals.com
www.pigtronix.com/infinity
www.voicecouncilmagazine.com
www.tc-helicon.com/en/products/perform-v/

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All Classical Portland

Event:
Northwest LoopFest
Start:
October 8, 2016 4:00 pm
End:
October 8, 2016 11:00 pm
Cost:
$5
Organizer:
Peterson Entertainment, LLC
Venue:
Musicians Union
Address:
Google Map
325 N.E. 20th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97232, United States

The NW LoopFest is an electronic music presentation of artists who utilize looping technologies. Performers come from throughout the region — with one guest artist, Hideki Nakanishi (aka Mandoman) from Japan and another, Daves Device, from San Antonio. The concert will be streamed live.

Music Industry News Network

Website: http://www.petersonentertainment.com
Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njjF9DLip9k
The 2016 LoopFest season is in full swing.

Performer Applications are open. Here's the URL to submit:
www.noahpeterson.com/2016_loopfest_application/

Details for when and where each fest are taking place are on the individual webpages.

www.nwloopfest.com
www.texasloopfest.com
www.socalloopfest.com
www.rockymountainloopfest.com

Please like, and share the FB pages and events for the fest(s) you are interested in.

The fundraising campaign kicks-off today as well -
http://fnd.us/Loopfests?ref=sh_61jxn2

The LoopFests are also looking for in-kind donations of services, concessions, and hotels. Volunteers are also needed.

To get into contact, visit www.petersonentertainment.com

Top40Charts

 

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Peterson Entertainment, Llc is proud to have partnered with the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University at Long Beach to present the 2016 Southern California LoopFest on Oct 14th and 15th. Sponsors currently include: Morley Pedals and Loopinglive.com. We are looking forward to an excellent festival in California this year. Details to come. www.socalloopfest.com

 

 

 

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Peterson Entertainment, Llc is proud to have partnered with the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University at Long Beach to present the 2016 Southern California LoopFest on Oct 14th and 15th. Sponsors currently include: Morley Pedals and Loopinglive.com. We are looking forward to an excellent festival in California this year. Details to come. www.socalloopfest.com Read more at: https://tr.im/19ruw
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Music Industry News Network

2016 Southern California LoopFest Announcement

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Website: http://www.petersonentertainment.com
BREAKING NEWS:

Peterson Entertainment, Llc is proud to have partnered with the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University at Long Beach to present the 2016 Southern California LoopFest on Oct 14th and 15th.

Sponsors currently include: Morley Pedals and Loopinglive.com.

We are looking forward to an excellent festival in California this year. Details to come.

www.socalloopfest.com

Music Industry News Network

2016 LoopFest!

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Website: http://www.petersonentertainment.com
Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsyAAepbeow
The 2016 LoopFest Season is rolling along. And there are NEW developments.

The 2016 The Rocky Mountain LoopFest will be presented at the University of Colorado Denver at
King Center Recital Hall on Sept 24th and 25th.
www.rockymountainloopfest.com

The 2016 Southern California LoopFestwill be presented at the California State University Long Beach campus on Oct 14th and 15th by the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music.
www.socalloopfest.com

The Texas LoopFest (www.texasloopfest.com) is newly created and will replace both the San Antonio LoopFest and the Austin LoopFest. Dates TBA.

Our sponsors to date include:

LoopingLive - www.loopinglive.com
Loopinglive is an online zine out of the United Kingdom dedicated to live looping.

Morley Pedals - www.morleypedals.com
Morley Pedals is the industry leader in optical "Wah" technology.

Pigtronix - www.pigtronix.com/infinity
Pigtronix makes the Infinity Looper - a powerful and dynamic dual channel device.

Music Industry News Network

2016 Southern California LoopFest Announcement

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Website: http://www.petersonentertainment.com
BREAKING NEWS:

Peterson Entertainment, Llc is proud to have partnered with the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University at Long Beach to present the 2016 Southern California LoopFest on Oct 14th and 15th.

Sponsors currently include: Morley Pedals and Loopinglive.com.

We are looking forward to an excellent festival in California this year. Details to come.

www.socalloopfest.com

Seattle Stranger

NW Loopfest is a "celebration of loop-based artists", with musicians like Son Fish, the Electric Noodle, Cindy Sawprano, Troll Foot Frass, and others taking a two-day residency at the Rendezvous.

Seattle Pipelin

2015 Seattle NW LoopFest @ Rendezvous Lounge | Two Nights, 20+ Performers, Live Looping, Debut of New Technology

From our sponsors:
NWloopfestwebNW LoopFest
October 15-16, 2015
7 p.m. | $10 | 21+
More info: nwloopfest.com

Rendezvous Lounge
2322 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA

The NW LoopFest: Once again it is the greatest, most creative musical event you’ve never heard of is here! This year the NW LoopFest (www.nwloopfest.com) is four nights in three cities.

LoopFest is a showcase of music and technology performance artists. These artists use hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. Looping has been around for decades in academia, avant garde, and incorporates new technologies into making sound.

This year the NW LoopFest will debut two new looping technologies. Frederick Brummer from Vancouver, CA has an analog looping device that makes use of a record disc that can be manipulated the same way DJs scratch and mix. MC Space Cadet will present his Holofunk; an audiovisual, gestural live looper. It is, as he calls it, “…a Minority Report interface for looping.”

All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly interesting, and amazingly in technologies and styles. Some are noise, some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle.

Complete line-up, set-times, venue, and ticket information for each event is online at www.nwloopfest.com along with links to artist websites and video recorded performances from last year’s festivals. Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers, as well as links to stream the concerts live.

Oct 15th Line up

  • 7pm Eric Muhs – Seattle, WA
  • 7:30pm Quiet Horn – Portland, OR
  • 8pm Blake DeGraw – Seattle, WA
  • 8:30pm Mark Hamburg – Seattle, WA
  • 9pm Tigr Hors – Columbus, OH
  • 9:30pm One Street Over – Mead, WA
  • 10pm Xandra Wong – New Orleans, LA
  • 10:30 Troll Foot Frass – North Branch, MN
  • 11pm The Electric Noodle – San Francisco, CA
  • 11:30pm Mike Why – Pittsburgh, PA

Oct 16th Line up

  • 7pm Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX
  • 7:30pm thisissami – Palestine/Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 8pm Lexhart – Seattle, WA
  • 8:30pm Steve Uccello – Monterey, CA
  • 9pm MC Space Cadet – Seattle, WA
  • 9:30pm Frederick Brummer – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 10pm Cindy Sawprano – San Francisco, CA
  • 10:30pm Waffle Taco – Portland, OR
  • 11pm Daniel J. Davis – Seattle, WA
  • 11:30pm Canzino – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Midnight Son Fish – Turlock, CA

Music on the Left

The Southern California LoopFest is back for another round! The greatest, most creative musical event you’ve never heard of returns to diPiazza’s in Long Beach,  5202 E Pacific Coast Hwy, for two nights of music and technology from around the world!  www.socalloopfest.com

The fest runs Oct 28th and 29th, shows start a 7pm and admission is by donation.

For those of you wondering what is a “LoopFest?”   It is a showcase of music and technology performance artists.  These artists use hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. Looping has been around for decades in academia, avant garde, and incorporates new technologies into making sound.

All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly interesting, and amazingly in technologies and styles.  Some are noise, some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle.     Our debut year for the Rocky Mountain LoopFest features a mix of local and national talent performing a variety of music with an incredible amount of cool technology.

This year the SoCal LoopFest features performers from 8 states and 5 countries.  Performers of note include L.A’s own Steuart Liebig, Zack Walters of 3rd Alley, Jambandman David Gans,  Aldo Caldo’s comedy/musical presentation, vocal looper extraordinaire Alissa Vox Raw from Toronto Canada, and the incredible music and instruments of Cabezas de Cera from Mexico City, Mexico.

Complete line-up, set-times, venue, and ticket information for each event is online at www.socalloopfest.com along with links to artist websites and video recorded performances from previous festivals.  Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers, as well as links to stream the concerts live.

Line-up for Oct 28
Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX    7pm
Josh Elliott – Tomah, WI               7:30pm
ecnegrU – Nanes, France        8pm
Tigr Hors – Columbus, OH     8:30pm
Steve Moyes – Gillingham, Medway, England   9PM
Robert Matheson – St. George, UT   9:30pm
Steuart Liebig – Los Angeles, CA     10pm
Cabezas de Cera – Mexico City, Mexico  10:30pm
Shores of Latency – Providence, RI & Paris, France   11pm
Just Alliance – Las Vegas, NV   11:30pm
Mike Why – Pittsburgh, PA  Midnight
Jelila Musique – Paris, France 12:30am

Line-up for Oct 29th
Rejyna – Los Angeles, CA   7pm
Son Fish – Turlock, CA   7:30pm
Joseph Soul – Irvine, CA   8pm
Zack Walters – Long Beach, CA   8:30pm
Alissa Vox Raw – Toronto, Ontario, Canada   9PM
Entertainment for the Braindead – Berlin, Germany    9:30pm
David Gans – San Francisco, CA   10pm
Aldo Caldo – Austin, TX   10:30pm
Cian – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico  11pm
The Electric Noodle – San Francisco, CA   11:30pm
riz orkestra – Los Angeles, CA    Midnight

Denver.com

About 2015 Rocky Mountain LoopFest

The Rocky Mountain LoopFest: Here it is for the first time! The greatest, most creative musical event you've never heard of is here! The Rocky Mounain LoopFest (www.rockymountainwloopfest.com) is one night each in Denver and Colorado Springs.

The opening night is Thursday September 24th at the Mercury Café, 2199 California Street, Denver, CO. Show starts at 7pm. Admission is $10 at the door.

Closing night is Friday, September 25th at the Royal Castle Lounge, 2355 Platte Place, Colorado Springs, CO. Admission is $10 at the door, show starts at 8pm.

For those of you wondering what is a “LoopFest?” It is a showcase of music and technology performance artists. These artists use hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. Looping has been around for decades in academia, avant garde, and incorporates new technologies into making sound.

All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly interesting, and amazingly in technologies and styles. Some are noise, some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle. Our debut year for the Rocky Mountain LoopFest features a mix of local and national talent performing a variety of music with an incredible amount of cool technology.

Complete line-up, set-times, venue, and ticket information for each event is online at www.rockymountainloopfest.com along with links to artist websites and video recorded performances from previous festivals. Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers, as well as links to stream the concerts live.


Performance Information

Sept 24 - The Mercury Cafe - 7pm
2199 California Street, Denver, CO 80205

Howard Ostrow - Denver, CO 7pm
Farrell Lowe - Boulder, CO 7:30pm
Paul Mimlitsch (Music Without Intent) - Denver, CO 8pm
One Man Mob - Grand Junction, CO 8:30pm
Robert Matheson - St. George, U 9pm
Ben the Sax Guy - New York City, NY 9:30pm
Mister Tim - Denver, CO 10pm
Michael Garfield - Austin, TX 10:30pm
Just Alliance - Las Vegas, NV 11pm
Aldo Caldo - Austin, TX 11:30pm
Subtleties - Ft. Collins, CO Midnight
Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX 12:30am

Sept 25 - Royal Castle and Lounge - 8pm
2355 Platte Place, Colorado Springs, CO

Chris Poissant - 8pm
Subtleties - Ft. Collins, CO 8:30pm
Aldo Caldo - Austin, TX 9pm
One Man Mob - Grand Junction, CO 9:30pm
Michael Garfield - Austin, TX 10pm
Mister Tim - Denver, CO 10:30pm
Ben the Sax Guy - New York City, NY 11pm
Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX 11:30pm
Space Music Prodigy 3000 - Denver, CO Midnight

CultureMap - Austin

The Austin LoopFest is the greatest, most creative musical event you've never heard of, presenting a showcase of music and technology at the Cherry Creek Coffeehouse.

The artists use hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative and fascinating display of talent, science and art. Looping has been around for decades in academia, avant-garde and incorporates new technologies into making sound.

Sable Ridge Apartment Homes

San Antonio LoopFest

The San Antonio LoopFest: the greatest, most creative musical event you've never heard of is here for its second year. What is "looping?" Basically it is using hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It has come a long way from its origins in magnetic tape. Since then, it has expanded through technologies and genres across the globe knowing no boundaries for niche or style. Performers from Mexico, France and Costa Rica mix it up with U.S. artists for an international display of music and technology. All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly interesting, and amazingly diverse in technologies and styles. Some are noise, some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle. The only commonality being looping. Complete line-ups for whose playing on what night are online at sanantonioloopfest.com.

PDX Pipeline

2015 Portland NW LoopFest @ Analog Cafe and Theatre | Two Floors of 25 Performers, Live Looping, Debut of New Technology

From our sponsors:
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The Analog Cafe and Theatre
720 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR

The NW LoopFest: Once again it is the greatest, most creative musical event you’ve never heard of is here! This year the NW LoopFest (www.nwloopfest.com) is four nights in three cities.

LoopFest is a showcase of music and technology performance artists. These artists use hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. Looping has been around for decades in academia, avant garde, and incorporates new technologies into making sound.

This year the NW LoopFest will debut two new looping technologies. Frederick Brummer from Vancouver, CA has an analog looping device that makes use of a record disc that can be manipulated the same way DJs scratch and mix. MC Space Cadet will present his Holofunk; an audiovisual, gestural live looper. It is, as he calls it, “…a Minority Report interface for looping.”

All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly interesting, and amazingly in technologies and styles. Some are noise, some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle.

Complete line-up, set-times, venue, and ticket information for each event is online at www.nwloopfest.com along with links to artist websites and video recorded performances from last year’s festivals. Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers, as well as links to stream the concerts live.

The NW LoopFest is sponsored by Beat Buddy.

Oct 17 –
– Upstairs Line Up –

  • 4pm Quiet Horn – Portland, OR
  • 4:45pm Professor Slicebox – Portland, OR
  • 5:30pm Frederick Brummer – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 6:15pm One Street Over – Mead, WA
  • 7pm Riley Tyrel Carter – Boardman, OR
  • 7:45pm Xandra Wong – New Orleans, LA
  • 8:30pm Son Fish – Turlock, CA
  • 9:15pm Galaxe – Portland, OR
  • 10pm The Electric Noodle – San Francisco, CA
  • 10:45pm Canzino – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 11:30pm Yak Attack – Portland, OR
  • 12:15am Tigr Hors – Columbus, OH
  • 1am Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX

– Downstairs Line Up –

  • 4:15pm Ted Killian – Medford, OR
  • 5pm Open Source Open Force – Seattle, WA
  • 5:45pm Eric Muhs – Seattle, WA
  • 6:30pm thisissami – Palestine/Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 7:15pm Troll Foot Frass – North Branch, MN
  • 8pm Waffle Taco – Portland, OR
  • 8:45pm Daniel J. Davis – Seattle, WA
  • 9:30pm Lexhart – Seattle, WA
  • 10:15pm Cindy Sawprano – San Francisco, CA
  • 11pm Chrome Mole Monocle – Portland, OR
  • 11:45pm Mike Why – Pittsburgh, PA
  • 12:30pm MC Space Cadet – Seattle, WA

Statesman Journal

The NW LoopFest: Once again it is the greatest, most creative musical event you've never heard of is here! This year the NW LoopFest (www.nwloopfest.com) is four nights in three cities. www.nwloopfest.com

A Greater Town

The Southern California LoopFest is back for another round! The greatest, most creative musical event you've never heard of returns to diPiazza’s in Long Beach, 5202 E Pacific Coast Hwy, for two nights of music and technology from around the world! www.socalloopfest.com

The fest runs Oct 28th and 29th, shows start a 7pm and admission is by
donation.

For those of you wondering what is a “LoopFest?” It is a showcase of
music and technology performance artists. These artists use hardware
and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. Looping has been around for decades in academia, avant garde, and incorporates new technologies into making sound.

All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly
interesting, and amazingly in technologies and styles. Some are noise, some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle.

This year the SoCal LoopFest features performers from 8 states and 5
countries. Performers of note include L.A’s own Steuart Liebig, Zack
Walters of 3rd Alley, Jambandman David Gans, Aldo Caldo’s comedy/musical presentation, vocal looper extraordinaire Alissa Vox Raw from Toronto Canada, and the incredible music and instruments of Cabezas de Cera from Mexico City, Mexico.

Complete line-up, set-times, venue, and ticket information for each event is online at www.socalloopfest.com along with links to artist websites and video recorded performances from previous festivals. Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers, as well as links to stream the concerts live.

Line-up for Oct 28
Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX 7pm
Josh Elliott - Tomah, WI 7:30pm
ecnegrU - Nanes, France 8pm
Tigr Hors - Columbus, OH 8:30pm
Steve Moyes - Gillingham, Medway, England 9PM
Robert Matheson - St. George, UT 9:30pm
Steuart Liebig - Los Angeles, CA 10pm
Cabezas de Cera - Mexico City, Mexico 10:30pm
Shores of Latency - Providence, RI & Paris, France 11pm
Just Alliance - Las Vegas, NV 11:30pm
Mike Why - Pittsburgh, PA Midnight
Jelila Musique - Paris, France 12:30am

Line-up for Oct 29th
Rejyna - Los Angeles, CA 7pm
Son Fish - Turlock, CA 7:30pm
Joseph Soul - Irvine, CA 8pm
Zack Walters - Long Beach, CA 8:30pm
Alissa Vox Raw - Toronto, Ontario, Canada 9PM
Entertainment for the Braindead - Berlin, Germany 9:30pm
David Gans - San Francisco, CA 10pm
Aldo Caldo - Austin, TX 10:30pm
Cian - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico 11pm
The Electric Noodle - San Francisco, CA 11:30pm
riz orkestra - Los Angeles, CA Midnight

www.socalloopfest.com

Nightlinx

SoCal LoopFest @ DiPiazza's

Oct 28, 2015
11:00 PM

DiPiazza's, 5205 E Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA


Promoter: Noah Peterson
Performances start at 7PM



Night One:

7pm Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX

7:30pm Josh Elliott- Tomah, WI

8pm ecnegrU - Nanes, France

8:30pm TIGR HORS - Columbus, OH

9pm Steve Moyes - Gillingham, Medway, England

9:30pm Robert Matheson - St. George, UT

10pm Steuart Liebig - Los Angeles, CA

10:30pm CABEZAS DE CERA oficial - Mexico City, Mexico

11pm SHORES OF LATENCY - Providence, RI & Paris, France

11:30pm Just Alliance - Las Vegas, NV





Address:

DiPiazza's

5205 E Pacific Coast Hwy.

Long Beach, CA

Spingo

The Rocky Mountain LoopFest: Here it is for the first time! The greatest, most creative musical event you've never heard of is here! The Rocky Mounain LoopFest (www.rockymountainwloopfest.com) is one night each in Denver and Colorado Springs.

The opening night is Thursday September 24th at the Mercury Café, 2199 California Street, Denver, CO. Show starts at 7pm. Admission is $10 at the door.

Closing night is Friday, September 25th at the Royal Castle Lounge, 2355 Platte Place, Colorado Springs, CO. Admission is $10 at the door, show starts at 8pm.

For those of you wondering what is a “LoopFest?” It is a showcase of music and technology performance artists. These artists use hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. Looping has been around for decades in academia, avant garde, and incorporates new technologies into making sound.

All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly interesting, and amazingly in technologies and styles. Some are noise, some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle. Our debut year for the Rocky Mountain LoopFest features a mix of local and national talent performing a variety of music with an incredible amount of cool technology.

Complete line-up, set-times, venue, and ticket information for each event is online at www.rockymountainloopfest.com along with links to artist websites and video recorded performances from previous festivals. Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers, as well as links to stream the concerts live.

Performance Information

Sept 24 - The Mercury Cafe - 7pm

2199 California Street, Denver, CO 80205

Howard Ostrow - Denver, CO 7pm

Farrell Lowe - Boulder, CO 7:30pm

Paul Mimlitsch (Music Without Intent) - Denver, CO 8pm

One Man Mob - Grand Junction, CO 8:30pm

Robert Matheson - St. George, U 9pm

Ben the Sax Guy - New York City, NY 9:30pm

Mister Tim - Denver, CO 10pm

Michael Garfield - Austin, TX 10:30pm

Just Alliance - Las Vegas, NV 11pm

Aldo Caldo - Austin, TX 11:30pm

Subtleties - Ft. Collins, CO Midnight

Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX 12:30am

Sept 25 - Royal Castle and Lounge - 8pm

2355 Platte Place, Colorado Springs, CO

Chris Poissant - 8pm

Subtleties - Ft. Collins, CO 8:30pm

Aldo Caldo - Austin, TX 9pm

One Man Mob - Grand Junction, CO 9:30pm

Michael Garfield - Austin, TX 10pm

Mister Tim - Denver, CO 10:30pm

Ben the Sax Guy - New York City, NY 11pm

Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX 11:30pm

Space Music Prodigy 3000 - Denver, CO Midnight

Price: $10

Southsdie Business News

September 25 - Loopfest comes to Colorado Springs

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Sept 25 - Royal Castle and Lounge - 8pm, 2355 Platte Place, Colorado Springs, CO

Here it is for the first time! The greatest, most creative musical event you've never heard of is here!  The Rocky Mounain LoopFest (www.rockymountainwloopfest.com) is one night each in Denver and Colorado Springs.

The opening night is Thursday September 24th at the Mercury Café, 2199 California Street, Denver, CO. Show starts at 7pm.  Admission is $10 at the door.

Closing night is Friday, September 25th at the Royal Castle Lounge, 2355 Platte Place, Colorado Springs, CO. Admission is $10 at the door. Show starts at 8pm.

For those of you wondering what is a “LoopFest?”  It is a showcase of music and technology performance artists.  These artists use hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. Looping has been around for decades in academia, avant garde, and incorporates new technologies into making sound.

All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly interesting, and amazingly in technologies and styles.  Some are noise, some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle.    Our debut year for the Rocky Mountain LoopFest features a mix of local and national talent performing a variety of music with an incredible amount of cool technology.

The debut year for the Rocky Mountain LoopFest features a mix of Colorado and national talent.

Complete line-up, set-times, venue, and ticket information for each event is online at www.rockymountainloopfest.com along with links to artist websites and video recorded performances from previous festivals.


Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers, as well as links to stream the concerts live.


 

NW Music Scene

Once again the greatest, most creative musical event you’ve never heard of is here!

This year the NW LoopFest (www.nwloopfest.com) is four nights in three cities.

The opening nights are Oct 15th and 16th in Seattle, WA at the Jewelbox Theatre in the Rendezvous Lounge. Admission is $10 and the shows start at 7pm. Advance tickets are available through the festival webpage, www.nwloopfest.com or via Jewelbox Theatre website.

Oct 17th is a single-day, two-stage looping extravaganza at the Analog Theatre in Portland, OR. Admission is $10 at the door. Show starts at 4pm.

Oct 18th is a special presentation of selected technologies at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Tickets are donation only. Show starts at 5pm.

For those of you wondering what is a “LoopFest?” It is a showcase of music and technology performance artists. These artists use hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. Looping has been around for decades in academia, avant garde, and incorporates new technologies into making sound.

This year the NW LoopFest will debut two new looping technologies. Frederick Brummer from Vancouver, CA has an analog looping device that makes use of a record disc that can be manipulated the same way DJs scratch and mix. MC Space Cadet will present his Holofunk; an audiovisual, gestural live looper. It is, as he calls it, �…a Minority Report interface for looping.”

All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly interesting, and amazingly in technologies and styles. Some are noise,
some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle. Complete line-up, set-times, venue, and ticket information for each event is online at www.nwloopfest.com along with links to artist websites and video recorded performances from last year’s festivals. Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers, as well as links to stream the concerts live.

The NW LoopFest is sponsored by Beat Buddy.

Performance Information

Oct 15 & 16 – Rendezvous Lounge in Seattle – 7 p.m. tickets here:  OCT 15 & OCT 16

Oct 15th Line up - Click here for tickets
7pm Eric Muhs – Seattle, WA
7:30pm Quiet Horn – Portland, OR
8pm Blake DeGraw – Seattle, WA
8:30pm Mark Hamburg – Seattle, WA
9pm Tigr Hors – Columbus, OH
9:30pm One Street Over – Mead, WA
10pm Xandra Wong – New Orleans, LA
10:30 Troll Foot Frass – North Branch, MN
11pm The Electric Noodle – San Francisco, CA
11:30pm Mike Why – Pittsburgh, PA

Oct 16th Line up – Click here for tickets
7pm Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX
7:30pm thisissami – Palestine/Vancouver, BC, Canada
8pm Lexhart – Seattle, WA
8:30pm Steve Uccello – Monterey, CA
9pm MC Space Cadet – Seattle, WA
9:30pm Frederick Brummer – Vancouver, BC, Canada
10pm Cindy Sawprano – San Francisco, CA
10:30pm Waffle Taco – Portland, OR
11pm Daniel J. Davis – Seattle, WA
11:30pm Canzino – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Midnight Son Fish – Turlock, CA

Oct 17 – The Analog Cafe and Theatre – 4pm
720 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR

- Upstairs Line Up -
4pm Quiet Horn – Portland, OR
4:45pm Professor Slicebox – Portland, OR
5:30pm Frederick Brummer – Vancouver, BC, Canada
6:15pm One Street Over – Mead, WA
7pm Riley Tyrel Carter – Boardman, OR
7:45pm Xandra Wong – New Orleans, LA
8:30pm Son Fish – Turlock, CA
9:15pm Galaxe – Portland, OR
10pm The Electric Noodle – San Francisco, CA
10:45pm Canzino – Vancouver, BC, Canada
11:30pm Yak Attack – Portland, OR
12:15am Tigr Hors – Columbus, OH
1am Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX

- Downstairs Line Up -
4:15pm Ted Killian – Medford, OR
5pm Open Source Open Force – Seattle, WA
5:45pm Eric Muhs – Seattle, WA
6:30pm thisissami – Palestine/Vancouver, BC, Canada
7:15pm Troll Foot Frass – North Branch, MN
8pm Waffle Taco – Portland, OR
8:45pm Daniel J. Davis – Seattle, WA
9:30pm Lexhart – Seattle, WA
10:15pm Cindy Sawprano – San Francisco, CA
11pm Chrome Mole Monocle – Portland, OR
11:45pm Mike Why – Pittsburgh, PA
12:30pm MC Space Cadet – Seattle, WA

Oct 18 – Lincoln City Cultural Center –
5pm 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR

5pm MC Space Cadet – Seattle, WA
5:45pm Cindy Sawprano – San Francisco, CA
6:30pm Frederick Brummer – Vancouver, BC, Canada
7:15pm thisissami – Palestine/Vancouver, BC, Canada
8pm Canzino – Vancouver, BC, Canada
8:45pm Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX

austintexas.org

2015 Austin LoopFest

    • November 15, 2015 - November 15, 2015
  • Location: Cherry CreekCoffee House
  • Address: 1400 East 38th 1/2 Street, Austin, TX
  • Times: 2 pm
  • Admission: free
  • Tel: 503-703-9516

Details

The Austin LoopFest is back for another season! The greatest, most creative musical event you've never heard of is presenting a showcase of music and technology at the Cherry Creek Coffeehouse 1400 East 38th 1/2 Street, Austin, TX starting at 2pm. www.austinloopfest.com Admission is by donation. For those of you wondering what is a “LoopFest?” It is a showcase of music and technology performance artists. These artists use hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. Looping has been around for decades in academia, avant-garde, and incorporates new technologies into making sound. All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly interesting, and amazingly in technologies and styles. Some are noise, some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle. This year the fest features a host of Texas talent with a few national acts from Vegas, New York City, and San Francisco performing a variety of music with an incredible amount of cool technology. Notable performers: Aldo Caldo out of Austin, TX. Aldo has performed with Menudo, Los Kumbia Kings, Ozomatli, and is the Chair of Apple Inc Hispanic Association in Austin, TX. His one-man bass looping show is part performance, part comedy routine. He is fun, entertaining, and uplifting for the whole family. His unique approach to his performance is infused with his Hispanic culture. You can see more about Aldo at his website www.aldocaldo.com Noah Peterson out of San Antonio, TX. Noah is the producer of live looping festivals in Austin, San Antonio, Denver, Colorado Springs, Seattle, Portland, Lincoln City, and Long Beach. He tours his Solo Sax Sessions across the country performing his upbeat music. He runs a weekly showcase of electronic and looping music in San Antonio at J&O’s Cantina. You can see more about Noah at his website www.noahpeterson.com Complete line-up, set-times, venue, and ticket information for each event is online at www.austinloopfest.com along with links to artist websites and video recorded performances from previous festivals. Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers along with links to stream the concerts live. 2pm Momentary Gamelan Ensemble - Fort Worth, TX 2:30pm This is Where Two Oceans Meet - San Antonio, TX 3pmThe Winkler - Houston, TX 3:30pm James Sidlo - San Antonio, TX 4pm Tony Rogers - Austin, TX 4:30pm Michael Garfield - Austin, TX 5pm The Electric Noodle - San Francisco, CA 5:30pm Breaking Light - Burleson, TX 6:pm Aldo Caldo - Austin, TX 6:30pm Ben the Sax Guy - New York City, NY 7pm Just Alliance - Las Vegas, NV 7:30pm Jenuine Cello - Austin, TX 8pm The Josh Glenn Experiment - San Antonio, TX 8:30pm Kenzie Slottow - Austin, TX

Time Warner Cable News

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Oregon Coast Beach Connection

(Lincoln City, Oregon) - Cutting-edge electronica is finally making it to the Oregon coast.

What uses hardware, software, musicality and volume to create performance art? Live looping, like the kind that will envelop the Lincoln City Cultural Center. After gigs in Seattle and Portland, the NW Loopfest will bring six artists and seven hours of live looping to the center starting at 5 pm on Sunday, October 18. Admission is by donation, thanks to a generous lodging donation from Chinook Winds Casino Resort.

The 2015 NW Loopfest is billed as a “performance art festival of technology” and is a first on the Oregon coast. Looping artists use hardware/software technologies to instantly record sound, and play it back, creating layers of sound that explore many genres of music and film. Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, “loopers” have expanded into every music genre and into performance art.

“What I have assembled at this festival are performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology,” said festival manager Noah Peterson. “They are there for you to enjoy and appreciate. Support them, buy a recording or make a donation. We hope you’ll come on board and see how incredible looping is.”

Some of the featured festival artists, like Cindy Sawprano and Canzino, play traditional instruments while looping the outputs. Others expand the art form even further. MC Space Cadet, for example, has created an entirely new “instrument” that is played with the body – a kinetic-based, gestural, visual looping machine called the Holofunk.

Doors will open at 5 pm, and the event is open to all ages. Donations will be split between the center and the artists, with the lodging provided by Chinook Winds Casino Resort. For more information, head to the festival website: www.noahpeterson.com/nw_loopfest/. Or, call the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 541-994-9994.

About the players:

Noah Peterson is LoopFest MC and a saxophonist. Tasty tunes, funky riffs, screaming sax with effects, and a couple of campy songs are served up with some Texas soul. The music is fun, well arranged and a delight every time. www.noahpeterson.com.

Frederick Brummer's setup is a synthesizer and a microphone recorded to, and looped on analog disks. www.frederickbrummer.com. Canzino flies under the musical banner of rogressive and electro rock, balancing technology while playing guitar melodies, with vocals on top. Canzino adds and subtracts loops to make his songs. www.canzino.com

Noah Peterson is LoopFest MC and a saxophonist. Tasty tunes, funky riffs, screaming sax with effects, and a couple of campy songs are served up with some Texas soul. The music is fun, well arranged and a delight every time. www.noahpeterson.com.

Frederick Brummer's setup is a synthesizer and a microphone recorded to, and looped on analog disks. www.frederickbrummer.com. Canzino flies under the musical banner of rogressive and electro rock, balancing technology while playing guitar melodies, with vocals on top. Canzino adds and subtracts loops to make his songs. www.canzino.com

MC Space Cadet's set is art demo, part performance: he uses a kinetic-based, gestural, audiovisual live looper, Holofunk. “Basically a ‘Minority Report’ interface for looping.” He can see and manipulate the music as he creates it, and the audience can see it, too.

For Thisissami, expect a heavy hitting electro set that will be 100% improvised. Cindy Sawprano creates avant pop tunes mixed with soundscapes using musical saw, voice, found objects and effects.

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

 

What uses hardware, software, musicality and volume to create performance art? Live looping, like the kind that will envelop the Lincoln City Cultural Center. After gigs in Seattle and Portland, the NW Loopfest will bring six artists and seven hours of live looping to the center. The 2015 NW Loopfest is billed as a “performance art festival of technology.” Looping artists use hardware/software technologies to instantly record sound, and play it back, creating layers of sound that explore many genres of music and film. Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, “loopers” have expanded into every music genre and into performance art.

 

“What I have assembled at this festival are performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology,” said festival manager Noah Peterson. “They are there for you to enjoy and appreciate. Support them, buy a recording or make a donation. We hope you’ll come on board and see how incredible looping is.”

 

Some of the featured festival artists, like Cindy Sawprano and Canzino, play traditional instruments while looping the outputs. Others expand the art form even further. MC Space Cadet, for example, has created an entirely new “instrument” that is played with the body – a kinetic-based, gestural, visual looping machine called the Holofunk.

 

 

 

What uses hardware, software, musicality and volume to create performance art? Live looping, like the kind that will envelop the Lincoln City Cultural Center. After gigs in Seattle and Portland, the NW Loopfest will bring six artists and seven hours of live looping to the center. The 2015 NW Loopfest is billed as a “performance art festival of technology.” Looping artists use hardware/software technologies to instantly record sound, and play it back, creating layers of sound that explore many genres of music and film. Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, “loopers” have expanded into every music genre and into performance art.

“What I have assembled at this festival are performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology,” said festival manager Noah Peterson. “They are there for you to enjoy and appreciate. Support them, buy a recording or make a donation. We hope you’ll come on board and see how incredible looping is.”

Some of the featured festival artists, like Cindy Sawprano and Canzino, play traditional instruments while looping the outputs. Others expand the art form even further. MC Space Cadet, for example, has created an entirely new “instrument” that is played with the body – a kinetic-based, gestural, visual looping machine called the Holofunk.

- See more at: http://www.coastarts.org/events/2015/10/2015-nw-loop-fest/#sthash.IE7OzaNj.dpuf

2015 NW Loop Fest

presented by: Lincoln City Cultural Center

Starts:Sunday, October 18, 2015  6:00 PMEnds:Sunday, October 18, 2015  9:00 PM
Cost:

Donation

Location:

Lincoln City Cultural Center

540 NE Highway 101

Lincoln City, Oregon 97367

Event Description:

What uses hardware, software, musicality and volume to create performance art? Live looping, like the kind that will envelop the Lincoln City Cultural Center. After gigs in Seattle and Portland, the NW Loopfest will bring six artists and seven hours of live looping to the center. The 2015 NW Loopfest is billed as a “performance art festival of technology.” Looping artists use hardware/software technologies to instantly record sound, and play it back, creating layers of sound that explore many genres of music and film. Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, “loopers” have expanded into every music genre and into performance art.

“What I have assembled at this festival are performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology,” said festival manager Noah Peterson. “They are there for you to enjoy and appreciate. Support them, buy a recording or make a donation. We hope you’ll come on board and see how incredible looping is.”

Some of the featured festival artists, like Cindy Sawprano and Canzino, play traditional instruments while looping the outputs. Others expand the art form even further. MC Space Cadet, for example, has created an entirely new “instrument” that is played with the body – a kinetic-based, gestural, visual looping machine called the Holofunk.

- See more at: http://www.coastarts.org/events/2015/10/2015-nw-loop-fest/#sthash.IE7OzaNj.dpuf

GoLocalPDX

NW LoopFest Showcases Music and Technology Performing Artists in Portland

Monday, October 05, 2015

The NW LoopFest, a four night event showcasing music and technology performing artists, is coming to Portland on Saturday, October 17 at the The Analog Cafe and Theatre. 

NW LoopFest is a unique event that highlights the hardware and software technologies artists use to record and play back sound (looping). It combines science, art, and talent to display the innovative facet of musical creation. The event will be a live presentation featuring the diverse and creative sounds these technologies produce. 

Looping has been around for decades and has been part of creating and incorporating new sounds. In this year’s NW LoopFest, two new looping technologies will be introduced in the line-up. Frederick Brummer from Vancouver, CA will debut his analog looping device that manipulates a record disc similar to DJs' scratch and mix. MC Space Cadet will present his gestural live looper. 

NW LoopFest incorprates different musical elements and style, including noise, traditional song forms, and ambient. 

The line-up for NW LoopFest artists coming to Portland is included below:

– Upstairs Line Up –

4pm Quiet Horn – Portland, OR
4:45pm Professor Slicebox – Portland, OR
9:15pm Galaxe – Portland, OR

– Downstairs Line Up –

8pm Waffle Taco – Portland, OR
11pm Chrome Mole Monocle – Portland, OR

For the complete line-up, times, venue locations and ticket information, click here

The Analog Cafe and Theatre is located on 720 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 

 

Progression Magazine

LoopFest
(9/11/15)

The Southern California LoopFest is back for another round! The most creative musical event you've never heard of returns to diPiazza’s in Long Beach, 5202 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, for two nights of music and technology wonderment from around the world. The fest runs Oct. 28-29, shows start a 7 p.m. and admission is by donation.
     What is a LoopFest? It is a showcase of music and technology performance artists. These artists use hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. Looping has been around for decades in academia and avant-garde performance, and incorporates new technologies into making sound. All of the artists are talented, highly creative, highly interesting and amazingly innovative in technologies and styles. >>

    Some are noise, some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle. This year the SoCal LoopFest features performers from eight states and five countries. Performers of note include L.A’s own Steuart Liebig, Zack Walters of 3rd Alley, Jam band man David Gans, Aldo Caldo’s comedy/musical presentation, vocal looper extraordinaire Alissa Vox Raw from Toronto, Canada and the incredible music and instruments of Cabezas de Cera from Mexico City, Mexico.
     Complete lineup, set times, venue, and ticket information is online at: Click here> along with links to artist websites and video recorded performances from previous festivals. Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers, as well as links to stream the concerts live. 

Vortex Magazine

NW LoopFest at The Analog Cafe

October 17, 2015

all ages
$10 day of show
With two nights in Seattle (10/15-16) and one in Portland plus Sunday at the Lincoln City Cultural Cener (5pm, free), the Portland show is $10 at the door at starts at 4pm.
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Date: October 18, 20152015-nw-loop-fest-34

Time: 6:00 pm

What uses hardware, software, musicality and volume to create performance art? Live looping, like the kind that will envelop the Lincoln City Cultural Center. After gigs in Seattle and Portland, the NW Loopfest will bring six artists and seven hours of live looping to the center. The 2015 NW Loopfest is billed as a “performance art festival of technology.” Looping artists use hardware/software technologies to instantly record sound, and play it back, creating layers of sound that explore many genres of music and film. Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, “loopers” have expanded into every music genre and into performance art.

“What I have assembled at this festival are performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology,” said festival manager Noah Peterson. “They are there for you to enjoy and appreciate. Support them, buy a recording or make a donation. We hope you’ll come on board and see how incredible looping is.”

Some of the featured festival artists, like Cindy Sawprano and Canzino, play traditional instruments while looping the outputs. Others expand the art form even further. MC Space Cadet, for example, has created an entirely new “instrument” that is played with the body – a kinetic-based, gestural, visual looping machine called the Holofunk.

Cost: Free – Donations accepted and split among artists and the Cultural Center.

Lincoln City Cultural Center
540 NW U.S. 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
(541) 994-9994
http://www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org/

TourWorthy

NW LoopFest 2015

 
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Saturday, October 17 RSVP
$10, tickets available here

I had no idea that Portland even had an electronic music festival of its own until this year, and I have to say, I am so far highly impressed with the lineup. NW LoopFest includes some of the biggest upcoming names in electronic music around the country, with special attention paid to our own local heroes. There are too many great groups on this lineup to fully mention in this post — Quiet Horn, Professor Slicebox and Waffle Taco, to name a few — but the one I am most excited to see right now is Chrome Mole Monocle. The mastermind behind this project describes the sound as “exactly what a monocle-wearing mole might sound like, given the right instruments.” Don’t take his word for it. Listen to the song below, and you’ll see not only why Chrome Mole Monocle was asked to be part of this festival, but also why it’s one of the most interesting electronic groups I’ve heard out of Portland in recent months. For about $10, you get dozens of bands upstairs and downstairs, starting at 4 p.m. and ending after 1 a.m. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Oregon Coast Today

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Music meets tech as NW Loopfest comes to Lincoln City

 

With its fine-tuned acoustics, the auditorium of the Lincoln City Cultural Center is the perfect place to enjoy a little opera, some classical guitar or seven hours of high-tech, live looping.

Wait, what was that last one?

The sound of live looping will envelop the cultural center this Sunday, Oct. 18, when the NW Loopfest comes to the coast, hot on the heels of gigs in Seattle and Portland.

Looping artists use hardware and software to instantly record sound and play it back, creating layers that explore many genres of music and film. Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, “loopers” have expanded into every music genre and into performance art.

Festival manager Noah Peterson said Loopfest is a “performance art festival of technology.”

“What I have assembled at this festival are performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology,” he said. “They are there for you to enjoy and appreciate. Support them, buy a recording or make a donation. We hope you’ll come on board and see how incredible looping is.”

Some of the featured festival artists, like Cindy Sawprano and Canzino, play traditional instruments while looping the outputs. Others expand the art form even further. MC Space Cadet, for example, has created an entirely new “instrument” that is played with the body — a kinetic-based, gestural, visual looping machine called the Holofunk.

Admission is by donation, thanks to a lodging donation from Chinook Winds Casino Resort.

Donations will be split between the center and the artists.

Doors to the all-ages event open at 5 pm at 540 NE Hwy. 101.

For more information, go to www.noahpeterson.com/nw_loopfest or call the cultural center at 541-994-9994.

Lincoln County Dispatch

Performance Art and Technology Festival set for Oct. 18 in Lincoln City

Loopfest, a performance of art technology, is coming to the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Oct. 18. (Courtesy photo) Loopfest, a performance of art technology, is coming to the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Oct. 18. (Courtesy photo)

LINCOLN CITY – What uses hardware, software, musicality and volume to create performance art? Live looping, like the kind that will envelop the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

After gigs in Seattle and Portland, the NW Loopfest will bring six artists and seven hours of live looping to the center starting at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Admission is by donation, thanks to a lodging donation from Chinook Winds Casino Resort.

The 2015 NW Loopfest is billed as a “performance art festival of technology.” Looping artists use hardware/software technologies to instantly record sound, and play it back, creating layers of sound that explore many genres of music and film. Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, “loopers” have expanded into every music genre and into performance art.

“What I have assembled at this festival are performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology,” said festival manager Noah Peterson. “They are there for you to enjoy and appreciate. Support them, buy a recording or make a donation. We hope you’ll come on board and see how incredible looping is.”

Some of the featured festival artists, like Cindy Sawprano and Canzino, play traditional instruments while looping the outputs. Others expand the art form even further. MC Space Cadet, for example, has created an entirely new “instrument” that is played with the body – a kinetic-based, gestural, visual looping machine called the Holofunk.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. at 540 NE Highway 101 in Lincoln City. The event is open to all ages. Donations will be split between the center and the artists, with the lodging provided by Chinook Winds Casino Resort. For more information, head to the festival website: www.noahpeterson.com/nw_loopfest/. Or, call the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 541-994-9994.

About The Artists

Noah Peterson – LoopFest MC and saxophonist extraordinaire. Tasty tunes, funky riffs, screaming sax with effects, and a couple of campy songs are served up with some Texas soul. The music is fun, well arranged and a delight every time. www.noahpeterson.com.

Frederick Brummer – Half performance, half demonstration, Frederick’s setup is a synthesizer and a microphone recorded to, and looped on analog disks. www.frederickbrummer.com

Canzino – Progressive and electro rock, balancing technology while playing guitar melodies, with vocals on top. Canzino adds and subtracts loops to make his songs. www.canzino.com

MC Space Cadet – Part demo, part performance, he uses a kinetic-based, gestural, audiovisual live looper, Holofunk. “Basically a ‘Minority Report’ interface for looping.” He can see and manipulate the music as he creates it, and the audience can see it, too.

Thisissami – Expect a heavy hitting electro set that will be 100 percent improvised. Sami performs with a variety of controllers and synths, all routing into Ableton Live’s Session View (aka Sami’s Looper).

Cindy Sawprano – An admirer of classical music and musical theater, Cynthia creates avant pop tunes mixed with soundscapes using musical saw, voice, found objects and effects. An award-winning sawist, she has frequented the International Musical Saw Festival, New York Saw Festival, trees, film libraries and BART. She has been described as “one who does more with her voice and saw than you have ever done with anything else.”

Corvallis City News

2015 NW Loop Fest, Lincoln City Cultural Center, October 18

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Date: October 18, 20152015-nw-loop-fest-34

Time: 6:00 pm

What uses hardware, software, musicality and volume to create performance art? Live looping, like the kind that will envelop the Lincoln City Cultural Center. After gigs in Seattle and Portland, the NW Loopfest will bring six artists and seven hours of live looping to the center. The 2015 NW Loopfest is billed as a “performance art festival of technology.” Looping artists use hardware/software technologies to instantly record sound, and play it back, creating layers of sound that explore many genres of music and film. Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, “loopers” have expanded into every music genre and into performance art.

“What I have assembled at this festival are performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology,” said festival manager Noah Peterson. “They are there for you to enjoy and appreciate. Support them, buy a recording or make a donation. We hope you’ll come on board and see how incredible looping is.”

Some of the featured festival artists, like Cindy Sawprano and Canzino, play traditional instruments while looping the outputs. Others expand the art form even further. MC Space Cadet, for example, has created an entirely new “instrument” that is played with the body – a kinetic-based, gestural, visual looping machine called the Holofunk.

Cost: Free – Donations accepted and split among artists and the Cultural Center.

Lincoln City Cultural Center
540 NW U.S. 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
(541) 994-9994
http://www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org/

OC Weekly

SoCal LoopFest

4:00 p.m. October 29
DiPiazza's Restaurant & Lounge
5205 E. Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach, CA
562-498-2461

Price: Free

Rejyna, Son Fish, Joseph Soul, Zack Walters, Alissa Vox Raw, Entertainment for the Braindead, David Gans, Aldo Caldo, Cian, The Electric Noodle, riz orkestra

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SoCal LoopFest

Thursday, October 29th
4PM

A performance art festival of technology and sound, LoopFest is all about showcasing tons of unique instruments, technologies and musical styles. The line up of musicians includes hi-minded avant-garde, mellow ambiance, noise bands, funky jams, and traditional songs for a truly eclectic and unforgettable mix of performers. For a full line-up list, check out the site.

Event website: noahpeterson.com

Long Beach Post

Freedom In The Music: A Q&A With SoCal LoopFest Headliner Just Alliance

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Just Alliance. Photo by Sam Torreso.

On Wednesday and Thursday, October 28 and 29, the annual Southern California LoopFest returns to diPiazza Restaurant and Lounge. LoopFest, the brain-child of Noah Peterson, was inspired by Rick Walker's long running Y2K International Live Looping Festival in San Jose. The SoCal LoopFest will, over its two day run, feature artists from around the globe. Performers from the United States, France, England, Mexico, Canada, and Germany are scheduled to take the stage. The festival is a traveling celebration of an art form that first gained popularity in the '70s when English artist and music producer Brian Eno collaborated with King Crimson founder and guitarist Robert Fripp on their seminal album, No Pussyfooting.

There are two main kinds of live looping. The first, known as phrase looping, uses small segments of music, which repeat continuously, to create complex arrangements. An artist might create a rhythm part, overlay a bass part, add a chord progression, and then improvise over the whole thing. The second is, for lack of a better term, non-phrase-based looping, which uses a system where each part that's played repeats and, with each repetition, slowly fades out. This can create slowly evolving compositions. The main feature which both share is that everything is created live, with nothing pre-recorded.

Within both of these looping styles, you'll find people who tend to perform composed pieces. Peterson, for example, has written beautifully arranged songs for the saxophone and, aside from the natural variations inherent in live performances, will be pretty much the same from show to show. Others, like bassist Steuart Liebig, nearly always improvise all aspects of their performances.

John Allen, who performs as Just Alliance, is headlining Wednesday's show. He's solidly in the phrase looping camp, but blends composition and improvisation rather freely. Using only his voice, mad skills, and various effects, he creates performances that have thrilled thousands in his home town of Las Vegas. He recently performed at the LoopFest in Denver, which has stops in Seattle, Portland, Austin, and San Antono.

Long Beach Post: How did you get started with music?

Just Alliance: Music has always been a huge part of my life. I was exposed to a wide array of it when I was little. Rap, Rock, Oldies, Country, and Gospel. In the sixth grade I delved into classical music, and the stories behind some of the greatest pieces ever written really struck a chord with me. High school was spent shoulder deep in jazz, and the rich history behind it. Noodling on the the piano led to the upright bass, which lead to the trumpet.

Were there musicians in your family?

My Mother and her sisters sang old time gospel in their youth. When I was little she played a lot of that music-and traditional country-around the house. That was, and remains, the closest to musicians in the family outside of myself.

What sparked your journey into classical music?

In the sixth grade I had a music appreciation class. My teacher started us off with Bach. He gave us not only the music, but also a historic and cultural context behind the music as well. This continued all the way through the music of the 20th Century. Learning the "why" of the music was very captivating. Learning "why" a piece was composed gave life, and a new meaning, to music that, up until that point, I thought of as merely background music. I never thought of it that way again.

How long did it take before you felt like you could play music with it?

It wasn't until my second year of high school when my band director held a jazz clinic over the summer. He gave us the Bb Blues scale and put on an Aebersold. [Note: Jamey Aebersold created play-a-long recordings of jazz and blues standards that had simple arrangements and no solo parts.] The idea that I could take a particular scale and play anything I wanted was the turning point. After that, I was immersed in jazz for the next six years. I didn't buy one pop album that entire time. [It was] 100 percent jazz. 

Much is the same, now, with live looping as my initial foray into jazz: 100 percent freedom in the music. Your choices. Your rules. There was something about expressing yourself without the printed page that affected me. When I started listening to jazz, I began with big band and worked my way all the way up to "modern" jazz. It was exciting to pick up licks and styles along the way and drop them into a performance or jam session. Even today, much of my live performance is improvised!

When you listen to The Jazz Messengers, they have some of the coolest melodies (or heads) around. Once their improvisation starts, and everybody is taking a solo, it brings the music into such a higher level. Looping is much like that for me. Many times I will improvise entire sets out of the germination of the smallest fragment of a sound, melody or texture. It is never the same.

How did you discover live looping?

I heard of looping from other musicians I knew, but I never understood what they were talking about. One day, I was at home and was poking around the web and a website had a link that said, "Musician makes entire song with just his voice. #Onemanband" I clicked on it and my life changed forever right then and there. What I saw was just as exciting and just as much of a revelation as improvising over a 12 bar blues years before. One person, making all of the music, live! WHOAH!

To be honest. I didn't know what I was watching, what the gear was, let alone how it was done, but I knew I wanted to do it. It would take months of saving money to pick up my first effects pedal, but my very first loop pedal fell into my hands about a week or so after watching the video for the first time. Keep in mind that, up to this point, I was a trumpet player and had zero effects, knew zero effects, and couldn't tell you the difference between an XLR cable and a mic stand.

At first I didn't know how far this rabbit hole was going to take me. So I picked up a small loop pedal and a entry level mic and a small amp. When I started listening really closely to the initial video, I made my first landmark discovery in looping: vocal effects. I saved a bit of money and bought my first vocal unit. I remember the day after I bought it. I came home and panicked because I spent close to a rent check on an effects unit I had zero idea how to operate.

I locked myself in my apartment and watched every video I could, online, about my initial rig, and spent many nights saying, "Lets see what this button does." A couple of months later I performed in public for the first time as a loop artist. I brought my small rig, wrapped in a sheet and placed inside of a laundry basket, to an open mic. I set up onstage and performed, "Moondance." There were four people in the audience. Three weren't paying attention. Only the host was listening. He invited me back for the next week's open mic. My new looping career had begun! That was 2007.

What's the music scene like for you in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas has so many incredible musicians, both on and off the Strip. Many people don't realize that Vegas has around 2 million residents. There are the regular gigs in showrooms, restaurants and lounges on the Strip, but there is also an arts scene that is always having an event of some sort. I have gone from one end of the spectrum, playing an art opening for a couple of dozen people, to performing on the Strip for a couple of thousand.

Between performances, workshops in schools (elementary though college), and being an endorsed artist, there is always something to be working on and following up on. Sometimes it leads to performing in front of the shot-callers on the Strip. Other times it leads to helping a roomful of musicians in learning the fundamentals of their initial looping set ups.

You participated in several legs of last year's LoopFest. What was it like?

The loop festivals, last year, were full of some of the most incredible musicians I have ever witnessed. Musicians came from around the world, where the only common denominator was looping. Everybody had their unique approach and overall execution of looping. Even among the vocal loopers on the tour, we all had our own unique take on what we do. I made some very close friends from that tour, and am very much looking forward to doing it again in the fall.

What have been your most enthusiastic audiences?

I do workshops in schools around the country, many of them in middle and high schools. The younger students are very into what I am doing. I think, with the rise of technology's role in music production, live looping gives them another approach into making their own music.

Performing at the NAMM [National Association of Music Merchandisers] show is always exciting. Musicians and gear makers worldwide are there to see the latest and greatest. I've always enjoyed performing there.

JustAlliance-Kids

Just Alliance with students, photo courtesy of the artist.

What inspired you to work with students?

I taught middle school for close to eight or nine years. I went to college for music education, graduated, then discovered that the "traditional" method of school music wasn't for me. Once looping came into my life, I refashioned my approach to teaching music. My workshop is an extension, and product, of that. Many teachers don't realize that it has many of the hallmarks of music education, just packaged differently.

I've also done team-building and self-esteem workshops with high school students. They don't want another, "You can set your mind to this" seminar with some dated platform. I am very, very real. I tell them, "I struggled trying to fit in, to find a venue that would have me, to find musicians to confer with, so I started my own thing and now I do me."

How did you come to the name 'Just Alliance?'

At the time I started looping, many people called me by my initials, "J.A." I also knew that if I put my full name on a billboard, marquee or flier, people would come expecting a jazz quintet or something that is trumpet-based. A friend brought up the idea of a moniker. I wanted it to keep my initials and sum up why I do music. Something honest, pure and positive: Just. Oneness, family, community, friendship: Alliance. A positive oneness: A Just Alliance.

The festival begins at 7:00PM and wraps up around midnight on both nights. Admission is free.

To learn more about Just Alliance, including upcoming performances, visit JustAlliance.com. You can also find interviews with fellow loopers, discussions about teaching, and performance highlights on his blog.

To learn more about the other performers participating in the festival, visit SoCalLoopFest.com.

diPiazza Restaurant & Lounge has live music nearly every night of the week. To learn about their food and events, visit diPiazzas.com.

LAist

SOCAL LOOPFEST (Sound)
The Southern California LoopFest returns to diPiazza’s in Long Beach for two nights of music and tech performances from around the world this Wednesday and Thursday. The artists from eight states and five countries use hardware/software to instantly record and playback sounds and music. (Best pop example is Ed Sheeran.) Shows at 7 pm each night and is admission is by donation.

Celebrate Music SA

NOAH PETERSON grew up as the youngest son of band director in Billings, Montana. "Montana is not exactly a very musical place." states Noah. Still, Noah decided to take some piano lessons which eventually led him to play in the school band and sing in the choir. Later, Noah enlisted in the USMC and served a tour in the Marines as a saxophonist in the band. "After that, I moved to Portland, OR got a degree in music from a small college and have been playing all kinds of music ever since: jazz, blues, funk, gospel, zydeco, reggae, folk, rock, avant-garde, classical, electronic, etc.... Music has been my job, my love, my life for all of my life. Mostly I play sax. But I play other winds, whistles, hand percussion, I'm a great zydeco rub-board player, I can play some keys and do a little singing here and there." states Noah.

 

Noah is producer, composer, musician's rights advocate, and music industry consultant. "I have a one-man loop station show that I tour across the U.S. and produce festivals in Seattle, Portland, Southern California, Las Vegas, Denver, Austin, and 've stared a new festival "The San Antonio LoopFest" a performance art showcase of music and technology. Although I've only been in San Antonio a couple of years, I feel very connected here. I've been on local TV and Radio. I've performed at Luminaria, Fiesta, Six Flags, a lot of the local rock clubs and all over Central Texas. I've joined the production team for Roots in the Shadows of San Antonio: a compilation project featuring local bands that I got coast-to-coast airplay on college radio stations. I've signed several bands to my label and have helped about a dozen musicians in town with getting paid royalties for their musical efforts. I've joined a couple of great local groups: La Chichada and West Kings Highway and am helping them revamp their projects and get new recordings out." says Noah. "I've partnered with Phillip Luna to produce a couple of records with other artists in town; most notably a new solo project with Garret T. Capps as well as helping Phil to market his older catalog and promote his group, The Please Help. I also host a regularWednesday night at J&O's Cantina featuring mostly looping artists and musical friends of mine. I love the music business, I love getting down with great musicians, I love San Antonio. I think this town has a great music scene that is supported by a music loving community. I'm thrilled to be a part of it and feel like y'all have embraced me as one of your own. I hope to continue these efforts of helping bands be better, make more money, and raise the musical profile of San Antonio outside of Texas. I'm hoping more musicians will take advantage of the mechanisms available to them to spread their music and get paid for it."

Vivo Media Arts Center

Frederick Brummer – “Tape/Disc”

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The Tape/Disc system is a remix of the turntable : a hybrid between audio tape and 12″ records, the system is a purely analog recording medium, sampler, and audio looper. The project was developed with support of a research grant from the Canada Council for the Arts and has recently toured through Seattle and Portland as part of the NorthWest Loopfest.

More info here: http://www.frederickbrummer.com/tape-disc/

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The greatest, most creative music festival you've never heard of is back for another year! For those of you wondering what is a "LoopFest?" It is a showcase of music and technology performance artists. These artists use hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It is a diverse, creative, innovative, and fascinating display of talent, science, and art. Looping has been around for decades in academia, avant garde, and incorporates new technologies into making sound. All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly interesting, and amazingly in technologies and styles. Some are noise, some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle. Complete line-up, set-times, venue, and ticket information for each event is online at www.nwloopfest.com along with links to artist websites and video recorded performances from last year's festivals. Facebook links are available for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers, as well as links to stream the concerts live. 5pm Kenzie Slottow - Austin, TX 5:30pm Momentary Gamelan Ensemble - Fort Worth, TX 6pm The Electric Noodle - San Francisco, CA 6:30pm Ben The Sax Guy - New York City, NY 7pm Jenuine Cello - Austin, TX 7:30pm The Josh Glenn Experiment - San Antonio, TX 8pm Breaking Light - Burleson, TX 8:30pm Tony Rogers - Austin, TX 9pm James Sidlo - San Antonio, TX 9:30pm The Winkler - Houston, TX 10pm Michael Michael Gregory Garfield - Austin, TX 10:30pm Just Alliance - Las Vegas,NV 11pm Aldo Caldo - Austin, TX 11:30pm This Is Where Two Oceans Meet- San Antonio, TX Midnight Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX Night break music by Dave's Device - San Antonio, TX www.sanantonioloopfest.com
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Looping is using hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It has come a long way from its origins in magnetic tape. Since then, it has expanded through technologies and genres across the globe knowing no boundaries for niche or style.

All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly interesting, and amazingly diverse in technologies and styles. Some are noise, some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle. The only commonality being looping. Instruments include the Chapman stick, saxophone, guitar, vocals, keyboards, clarinet, flute, mandolin, Chinese instruments, drums, electronics, home-made instruments, and bass.

2014 NW LoopFest: Seattle
Oct 9th, 6pm – NO COVER – All ages until 10pm
The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Ave, Seattle, WA
Current artists:
Mark Hamburg – Woodinville, WA
Daniel J. Davis – Seattle, WA
Richie Dagger’s Crime – Seattle, WA
Cian – Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico
Jean-Paul De Roover – Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada
Mandoman – Osaka, Japan
Mister Tim -Longmont, CO
Prehisto’Zik – Paris, France
Clifford Kimbrel-Dunn – Seattle, WA

2014 NW LoopFest: Seattle
Oct 10th, 6pm – NO COVER – All ages until 10pm
The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Ave, Seattle, WA
Current artists:
The Lucid Brain Integrative Project – Paris, France
Eric Muhs – Seattle, WA
Rejyna – Los Angeles, CA
Per Boysen – Stockholm Sweden
David Kollar and Paolo Rainier – Presov, Slovakia
Just Alliance: – Las Vegas, NV
Consumer – Portland, OR
thisissami – Palestine
Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX

2014 NW LoopFest: Portland
Oct 11 – $5 cover
Analog Cafe & Theatre 720 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR
Current artists:

Rejyna – Los Angeles, CA
Ted Killian – Medford, OR
Cian – Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico
Daniel J. Davis – Seattle, WA
Jean-Paul De Roover – Thunder Bay, Canada
Per Boysen – Stockholm, Sweden
Eric Muhs – Seattle, WA
Eric Buchner – Portland, OR
Consumer – Portland, OR
David Kollar and Paolo Rainier – Presov, Slovakia
Mandoman – Osaka, Japan
Richie Dagger’s Crime – Seattle, WA
Clifford Kimbrel-Dunn – Seattle,
Just Alliance: – Las Vegas, NV
The Lucid Brain Integrative Project – Paris, France
Noise Agency – Portland, OR
Mister Tim -Longmont, CO
thisissami – Palestine
Amenta Abioto – Portland, OR
Prehisto’Zik – Paris, France
Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX

2014 NW LoopFest: Southern Oregon
Oct 12 – Free Shows!
Caprice Vineyards, Club 66, Milagros
Current artists:
Rejyna – Los Angeles, CA
Prehisto’Zik – Paris, France
Per Boysen – Stockholm Sweden
Jean-Paul De Roover – Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada
The Lucid Brain Integrative Project – Paris, France
Mandoman – Osaka, Japan
Cian – Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico
Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX

Parkside Oregon

The NW LoopFest

The 3rd Annual NW LoopFest returns. Returning to the Analog Cafe and Theatre in Portland on Oct 11th.

Live looping artists from the city, the region, the nation and the world are coming in for two nights to showcase the merging of music and technology. There is no other place you can go to hear these many diverse sounds from these many places. Instruments traditional, foreign and home-made. Software and hardware technologies. Music styles from mainstream to jazz, funk, classical, avant-garde, noise, ambient, experimental and more.

Vortx Music Magazine

NW LoopFest at The Analog Cafe

Third Annual: October 9 - 12, 2014

all ages
With two nights in Seattle and one in Portland and Ashland each, most shows are free and all ages until 10pm. The Portland show on Saturday, November 11 is $5 at the door.

The Portland show at The Analog Cafe will feature the following lineup, plus the world will be able to live stream it here:

Upstairs:
5:30pm Rejyna - Los Angeles, CA
6:15pm Cian - Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico
7pm Jean-Paul De Roover - Thunder Bay, Canada
7:45pm Eric Muhs - Seattle, WA
8:30pm Consumer - Portland, OR
9:15pm Mandoman - Osaka, Japan
10:00pm Clifford Kimbrel-Dunn - Seattle, WA
10:45pm The Lucid Brain Integrative Project - Paris, France
11:30pm Mister Tim - Longmont, CO
12:15am Amenta Abioto - Portland, OR

Downstairs:
5pm Ted Killian - Medford, OR
5:45pm Daniel J. Davis - Seattle, WA
6:30pm Per Boysen - Stockholm, Sweden
7:15pm Eric Buchner - Portland, OR
8pm David Kollar and Paolo Rainier - Presov, Slovakia
8:45pm Richie Dagger's Crime - Seattle, WA
9:30pm Just Alliance - Las Vegas, NV (below)
10:15pm Noise Agency - Portland, OR
11pm thisissami - Palestine
11:45pm Prehisto'Zik - Paris, France
12:30am Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX

Portland Radio Project

The NW LoopFest: the greatest, most creative musical event you’ve never
heard of is here for its third year. What is “looping?” Basically it is
using hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play
back sound. It has come a long way from its origins in magnetic tape.
Since then, it has expanded through technologies and genres across the
globe knowing no boundaries for niche or style.

Saturday Oct 11th is in Portland, OR with an all day marathon of live
looping on two stages at the Analog Café and Theatre at 720 SE Hawthorne,
$5 Cover.

Performers from Mexico, Sweden, France, Japan, Italy, Canada, and Slovakia
mix it up with U.S. artists for an intense, international display of music
and technology.

All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly
interesting, and amazingly diverse in technologies and styles. Some are
noise, some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are
powerful, some are subtle. The only commonality being looping.
Instruments include the Chapman stick, saxophone, guitar, vocals,
keyboards, clarinet, flute, mandolin, Chinese instruments, drums,
electronics, home-made instruments, and bass.

Complete line-ups for whose playing on what night are online at:
www.nwloopfest.com. Links to artist websites and video recorded
performances from last year’s festivals are there along with facebook
links for those who want to personally interact with the festival and
performers, as well as links to stream the concerts live. Please come out
to the shows, bring your friends and enjoy looping performers from around
the world.

Oregon Arts Watch

NW LoopFest, Friday, Analog Café, Portland, Saturday, Caprice Vineyards and Milagro’s, Ashland.

Performers from the US, Mexico, Sweden, France, Japan, Italy, Canada, and Slovakia perform loopy music (that is, using analog or digital loops of sounds, a la Bill Frisell, Zoe Keating, and zillions others) on Chapman stick, saxophone, guitar, vocals, keyboards, clarinet, flute, mandolin, Chinese instruments, drums, electronics, home-made instruments, and bass.

Thrilllist

Thursday, October 9th-Friday, October 10th: Hit the Royal Room in Columbia City after 6pm for LoopFest, which boasts dozens of artists using technology, instruments, and more to create live mixes on stage.

Long Beach Post

Musicians from all over the world will join together for two days for a love of looping. "Loopers" are musicians known to mix instruments with technology and other software to create an avant garde sound—a sound similar to what Trent Reznor became famous for when he released Pretty Hate Machine under his band, Nine Inch Nails, in 1989.

Noah Peterson, a San Antonio musician otherwise known as a looper in his closer circles, is spearheading the five-stop tour throughout California in the hopes of creating a West Coast showcase of national and international talent. 

This will be the first time Peterson brings a collective of loopers to Long Beach as part of the International Live Looping Festival. 

"[Long Beach] has a creative culture, and I got to see Mark [DiPiazza]'s venue and we like the all-ages thing," Peterson said. "I like that it has a great rep and sound. The parking seemed like a good fit and it's right outside of Los Angeles which is great for traveling artists."

Originally, the Looping Festival began in Santa Cruz in 2001 with Rick Walker. The event has been around now for 14 years and has expanded to other cities and countries. Peterson was invited by Walker to play at his festival one year, and both now share artists and resources to help each other cross promote. 

Long Beach resident Sander Wolff, who will also be performing on Wednesday, has been looping for over 30 years.

One style of looping, Wolff explained, is known as "Frippertronics," a style that will repeat anything played into it and following each repetition, the sound will slowly fade out; this allows a musician to create harmonies or melodies. Wolff said he would perform Frippertronics looping for the festival. 

The other style is based on repeated music at a specific interval without fading out. Musicians can then create new chord structures or percussion patterns that can add depth while the musician sings or plays another instrument. 

Since the looping scene in California is relatively new, Peterson reached out to artists in seven different countries to put on the festival. He guarantees the 19 artists set to perform in Long Beach are some of the top notch loopers from the world and include well-established loopers such as Japanese looper Mandoman, Cian by way of Mexico, and Stockholm-based Per Boysen

"The big thing about looping is that the nature of it being a one man band, we tend to do it all on our own," Peterson said. "These communities are brand new, so we're definitely reaching out around the world. I try to find those that are avant garde, those in the community that come from a specific group—I try to pick a variety of musicians—expect to be amazed." 

The first annual SoCal Loopfest will take place on October 22 and 23 at 6PM at DiPiazza's, located at 5205 E Pacific Coast Hwy. For those unable to make the event, click here to view the livestream while the event is occurring.

Portland Mercury

NW LOOPFEST
(Analog Café, 720 SE Hawthorne) Loop Stations and loop pedals—those little devices that record a musical phrase and repeat it back ad infinitum—are becoming the standard. Not only for solo musicians aiming to replicate fully formed compositions without the help of a backing band, but also for experimental artists to let tones and noises either create a mantra-like experience or challenge the patience of anyone within earshot. Jazz artist Noah Peterson appreciates both sides of that spectrum, which is why he created the NW LoopFest, an all-day celebration of the technology. He's booked an impressive array of looping acolytes, including fusion folk-rocker Rejyna, Mexican ambient jazz-pop artist Cian, the spacey guitar psych of Medford's Ted Killian, and great locals like Consumer, Amenta Abioto, and Noise Agency.

Music Talkers

The 2nd Annual San Antonio LoopFest sponsored by Blue Moon Brewing and SMART and the FIRST Annual Austin LoopFest: the greatest, most creative musical events you've never heard of are happening Nov 8th and 9th!



What is a “loopfest?” A loopfest features artists using hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It has its origins in magnetic tape in the and has since expanded through technologies and genres across the globe knowing no boundaries for niche or style.

The San Antonio LoopFest kicks off with a 5pm-midnight showcase at the 1906 Gallery, it is an all-ages free show asking for donations to support the SMART non-profit. Blue Moon Brewing will be onsite during this Second Saturday artswalk on Nov 9th at 1906 S. Flores in San Antonio.

Sunday is in Austin at the Brass House located at 115 San Jacinto Blvd, 5pm start time. Both shows are streaming online via concert window.

This festival includes performers from Mexico, Costa Rica, Ohio, Colorado, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Austin, Houston and San Antonio for an international display of music and technology.

BOSS Loop Station Latin American Champion 2012-2013 Jonathan Mendez from Heredia, Costa Rica is a featured performer as is CIANfx an ambient, pop-jazz duo from
Guadalajara, Mexico. San Antonio Saxophonist Noah Peterson is putting the festivals on and will feature San
Antonio's own local looping legend James Sidlo (Honey Barbara) and the up and coming looper Josh Glenn on the bill with other regional and local talent.

All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly interesting, and amazingly diverse in technologies and styles. Some are noise, some use
traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle. The only commonality being looping.

Complete line-ups for whose playing on what night are online at www.sanantonioloopfest.com and www.austinloopfest.com. Links to artist websites and
video recorded performances from last year’s festivals are there alongside facebook links for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers, and links to stream the concerts live.

Study Breaks

 

The San Antonio LoopFest: the greatest, most creative musical event you've never
heard of is here for its second year. What is "looping?" Basically it is using hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It has come a long way from its origins in magnetic tape. Since then, it has expanded through technologies and genres across the globe knowing no boundaries for niche or style.
FREE

 

Saturday, November 8 at 4 p.m.
1906 Gallery (1906 South Flores Street)

 

The San Antonio LoopFest: the greatest, most creative musical event you've never
heard of is here for its second year. What is "looping?" Basically it is using hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It has come a long way from its origins in magnetic tape. Since then, it has expanded through technologies and genres across the globe knowing no boundaries for niche or style.
FREE

Saturday, November 8 at 4 p.m.
1906 Gallery (1906 South Flores Street)

- See more at: http://studybreaks.com/blog/entry/san-antonio-loopfest#sthash.1lrsj5oW.dpuf

The San Antonio LoopFest: the greatest, most creative musical event you've never
heard of is here for its second year. What is "looping?" Basically it is using hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It has come a long way from its origins in magnetic tape. Since then, it has expanded through technologies and genres across the globe knowing no boundaries for niche or style.
FREE

Saturday, November 8 at 4 p.m.
1906 Gallery (1906 South Flores Street)

- See more at: http://studybreaks.com/blog/entry/san-antonio-loopfest#sthash.1lrsj5oW.dpuf

Pizza Box Reviews

Noah Peterson is an enigma. He’s a saxophonist first and foremost, has performed in many groups. He’s also a live looper, using a Boss RC-50 to do the damage. 

Watching Noah live loop with his saxophone is an experience. There is really no one quite like him in the world. He combines jazz, samba, bossa nova and all those other kinds of grooves with the technology of the RC-50 and the result is a very retro yet modern sound.

Sometimes, listening to Noah, you can almost hear the building blocks of such bands as Radiohead (think the final rise and fall of ‘National Anthem’ from ‘Kid A’). 

Noah’s sound has a lot of potential, and its shocking to really contemplate. There are wholly new music pathways that he’s treading that aren’t seen much at all in modern popular music because they just haven’t been popularized yet. However, trust me when I say this stuff is very cutting edge.

Outside of performance Noah puts a lot of labor into pushing Live Looping as an art form. He recently championed a series of Loop festivals all over the United States.

Expect big things from Noah Peterson in the future. In ways, he’s already doing bigger things than most of us could begin to imagine. But, if you can imagine it, this is scarily just the beginning. A monstrously creative and hardworking individual with a selfless and real sense of the value of live performance be it his own or others. 

Listen to / get updates from Noah Peterson here:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Noah-Peterson/185837634858366

San Antonio Informer

The inaugural Texas Loopfest is being held this Saturday in San Antonio at Boneshaker’s Tap House & Pizzeria.

What is looping music? Why it’s artists who use technology to instantly record and playback sound!  These “loopers”  are generally (but not always) one-man-bands that layer live recorded tracks on top of each other to make all kinds of music. Some of it is funky, some is rocking, some is ambient noise and some is literally indescribable.

The show is free and for all ages and very family friendly. Ten acts from San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and Lawrence, Kansas are ready to astound and amaze with a combination of music and technology.

Highlights include San Antonio’s legendary “James Sidlo,” Austin’s “Captain of the A.M.,” Dallas’ own international beatmaster “K Beeta” and Texas’ newest sax-super-looper, “Noah Peterson.”

There will be food and fun at the Texas Loopfest presented by Peterson Entertainment to be held Saturday, Nov 9 at Boneshaker’s Tap House & Pizzeria, 306 Austin St. starting at 6 p.m. and continuing late into the night. Complete line-up and set times are at www.sanantonioloopfest.com.

City Arts Magazine

The second annual NW Loopfest brought musicians to Seattle and Portland from all over the world, some hailing from as far away as France, New Zealand and Austria. Rather than the common thread of a genre, instrument, or record label, these artists each shared the process of looping recorded sound in their live performances. Chances are you’ve seen it before, but organizer Noah Peterson (pictured above, opening the fest at J&M Café in Pioneer Square) gathered a truly eclectic bunch of seasoned “loopers” who breathed fresh life into the well-worn device.

Seattle-based experimental flutist Clifford Dunn processed his flute through hand-coded effects, cycling through layers of intricately detailed tones and abrasive textures using a suite of foot pedals. Dunn uses a piece of software called Supercollider to program a degree of indeterminacy into performance: “I can't predict precisely what the computer will do with either the playback speed or the length of the loop. In essence, this becomes a really rudimentary way of working with an artificial intelligence and having an improvising session with another person.

Tukso Okey’s pedalboard is not your nephew’s loopstation. Through the magic of digital effects, Okey used his electric guitar to play keyboard, synthesizer, and bass parts, all while soloing long and often. He told me before his set how, though he lives in Seattle, most of his performances take place in an online environment called Second Life.

Eric Muhs, pictured above holding a customized double-neck guitar with a hinge, is the physics and astronomy teacher at Ballard High School. His set featured a theremin, ukulele, and several found objects, and took on the qualities of a sound collage. Muhs was a member of the seminal 1980’s Seattle bands Student Nurse, Audio Leter, and Vexed, and he currently plays in an acoustic Hawaiian band.

Closing the first night of Loopfest was the San-Francisco based looper known only as The Genie. Especially compared to the performers before him, The Genie’s sound was polished and linear, deliberately adding cushions of synthesizer atop percussive guitar arrangements.

 

The News Tribune

Willamette Week

Guitar Player

The Second Annual NWLoopfest will take place on Oct 10th and 11th at J & M Cafe, 201 S. 1st Street, Seattle, WA; and on Oct 12th and 13th at The Hawthorne Cafe and Theatre, 720 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR. 

 

Tickets are $10 per show

 

 

www.nwloopfest.com

 

 

A message from festival director Noah Peterson


This is an artist-run event and put on because of my passion for looping.  If you don't know what looping is: In short it is artists who use hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. Looping was born as soon as magnetic tape was put on reels and brought to the great American consciousness through the popular avant-garde concerts of John Cage. Since then, it has expanded through technologies and genres across the globe knowing no boundaries for niche or style.

The NW LoopFest: the greatest, most creative musical event you've never heard of is in its 2nd year. After a critical success in its debut year, the NW LoopFest has literally exploded. Going from one night in Portland to 25 performers from the NW, California, Ohio, New Zealand, Austria, France and Singapore over 4 shows in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. Some are major figures in the international live looping community, some are obscure locals. All are highly talented, highly creative, highly interesting and amazingly diverse in technologies and styles. Some are noise, some use traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle. You can go the website for links and bios on most of the artists. Male and Female from many walks of life. The only commonality being looping.

The NW LoopFest has partnered with the Y2K International Loop Fest (now in its 13th year) to coordinate dates and set-up a West Coast Loop Fest tour. Artists on that tour include Noah Peterson (San Antonio, TX), Rejyna (Columbus, OH), The Damaged Done (Singapore), The Lucid Brain Integrative Project (Paris, France), Stephen Briggs (New Zealand), ANI (San Francisco, CA) and Bill Walker (Santa Cruz, CA.)

This year's fest while heavy on guitars (which isn't out of the norm for looping) also features some very interesting "other acts" including saxophone, flute, beat-boxing, Eric Muhs and his industrial noise, several cello acts and even a couple of small bands. The mix of international and local talent is sure to set everyone's world on fire.  Many of the local artists from the 1st annual NW LoopFest have returned in one form or another.

While most performers are instrumentalists of one kind or another, ANI, based out of San Franciso uses IPad and Iphone technologies to give a super-funky dance mix to her synth loops. All of these performers have been especially chosen for their unique technologies and performance styles. No one is alike here. The variety from performer to performer is amazing.

Complete line-ups for whose playing on what night at online at www.nwloopfest.com as well as links to tickets and artist bios and websites.  Facebook links are there as well for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers.

www.noahpeterson.com
www.petersonentertainment.com