NW LoopFest July 22, 2017 all ages$10 day of show This year's festival will take place at Rogue Ales and Spirits in Newport. Admission is by donation.Get Tickets ” - staff

Vortex Magazine

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 SponsorsHenretta Engineering - http://www.henrettaengineering.com/Option Knob - www.optionknob.comElectro Faustus - www.electrofaustus.com” - staff

Vspotz.com

The NW LoopFest is back for another showcase! The greatest, most creative musical event you’ve never heard of happens at Rogues Ales & Spiritslocated 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, ORThe Electric Noodle – Portland, ORNoah Peterson – San Antonio, TXGordo – Phoenix, AZSaundra’s Electric Nightlife – Newport, ORPlayboy Smooth – Corvallis, ORJohn Firshi – Sandpoint, IDBrothers – Lewiston, IDWaffle Taco – Portland, ORNathan North – Billings, MTPhiloPhobia – Corvallis, ORStargasm – Portland, ORJessie Davis – Brooklyn, NYLuthor Maggot – Corvallis, ORAmanda 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.” - staff

NW Music Scene

NW LoopFest 22 Jul 15:00 - 21:00 Peterson Entertainment, llc, 999 E Basse Rd Suite 180-117 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, ORThe Electric Noodle - Portland, ORNoah Peterson - San Antonio, TXGordo - Phoenix, AZSaundra's Electric Nightlife - Newport, ORPlayboy Smooth - Corvallis, ORJohn Firshi - Sandpoint, IDBrothers - Lewiston, IDWaffle Taco - Portland, ORNathan North - Billings, MTPhiloPhobia - Corvallis, ORStargasm - Portland, ORJessie Davis, Brooklyn, NYLuther Maggot - Corvallis, ORAmanda Langly - Bend, OR2017-2018 SponsorsHenretta Engineering - http://www.henrettaengineering.com/Option Knob - www.optionknob.comElectro Faustus - www.electrofaustus.comMorley Pedals - www.morleypedals.comD'Addario - www.daddario.comCo-produced by Saundra Perrinwww.petersonentertainment.com ” - staff

Eventium

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” - staff

EventsinUSA

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, ORThe Electric Noodle - Portland, ORNoah Peterson - San Antonio, TXGordo - Phoenix, AZSaundra's Electric Nightlife - Newport, ORPlayboy Smooth - Corvallis, ORJohn Firshi - Sandpoint, IDBrothers - Lewiston, IDWaffle Taco - Portland, ORNathan North - Billings, MT2017-2018 SponsorsHenretta Engineering - http://www.henrettaengineering.com/Option Knob - www.optionknob.comElectro Faustus - www.electrofaustus.comMorley Pedals - www.morleypedals.comD'Addario - www.daddario.comCo-produced by Saundra Perrinwww.petersonentertainment.com” - staff

Alleventsin

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. Activities Newport / Description 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 ” - Staff

WhereEvent

NW LoopFest Line-up Announced!   Website: http://www.petersonentertainment.comThe 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 3pmStargasm - Portland, OR 3:30pmTwenty Three Suns - Portland, OR 4pmLuthor Maggot - Corvallis, OR 4:30pmWaffle Taco - Portland, OR 5pmThe Electric Noodle - Portland, OR 5:30pmNathan North - Billings, MT 6pmAmanda Langley - Bend, OR 6:30pmSaundra's Electric Nightlife - Newport, OR 7pmGordo - Phoenix, AZ 7:30pmJohn Firshi - Sandpoint, ID 8pmPhiloPhobia - Corvallis, OR 8:30pmBrothers - Lewiston, ID 9pmPlayboy Smooth - Corvallis, OR 9:30pmJessie Davis - Brooklyn, NY 10pmThe 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.” - staff

Music Industry News Network

NW LoopFest FAIRS AND FESTIVALS  |  MUSIC  |  TECHNOLOGY 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, ORThe Electric Noodle - Portland, ORNoah Peterson - San Antonio, TXGordo - Phoenix, AZSaundra's Electric Nightlife - Newport, ORPlayboy Smooth - Corvallis, ORJohn Firshi - Sandpoint, IDBrothers - Lewiston, IDWaffle Taco - Portland, ORNathan North - Billings, MTPhiloPhobia - Corvallis, ORStargasm - Portland, ORJessie Davis, Brooklyn, NYLuthor Maggot – Corvallis, ORAmanda Langley – Bend, ORThe 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 Improve this event listing Venue Rogue Ales & Spirits 748 Bay BlvdNewport, OR 97365 View Map | Get Directions” - Staff

KTVZ

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.” - staff

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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. Advertisement     “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.”” - Richard Guzman

Long Beach Press-Telegram