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