DEC 01 updated documentation for my live max/msp looper can be found here, in the 'new' folder.
the original fripp looper can be found here:fripp_original.sit
**MEDITATIONS ON LOOPING**
-imagine a language needed to conduct an orchestra of players each assigned fixed loops of material
-or to set up parts in a drum circle, sign language for improvising
- imagine conducting 12 tuned didjes
the essence of a crystal is that it can freeze a measurable flow into particulate. how to play it?
ex: stream of audio samples
ex: stream of midi events
implicit is linear notion time
we create a translation to nonlinear time
fundamental problem: haptic feedback, have to be able to feel the particulate
EXPERIMENTATION IS THE PROCESS
consisting of particles of magic
(Cast) a (Spell) with (Runes) (Improvise) a (Piece) with (Loops) except the spell is itself a rune, the piece is itself a loop:
step - (crystallize) program structure
step - (channel) play in structure
step - (deviate) break out of structure
sorcery- breathe architecture directly
can the programmer's tools help the sorcerer?
playable loop instrument to follow...out