Dear readers, Have u attended Y2K14 International Live Loop Asia Festival in Singapore? If you have missed it, it's a pity! U should come next year. Check out some of the videos captured in the festival. Credits goes to Beng Hui for recording Mandoman Snippet video
Special moment Randolf Arriola (Y2K14 Live Loop Asia organiser) came up on stage and started an impromptu live vocal and music jam with Singaporean Live Looper Weish. Stylish Nonsense totally blew me off! Lol...never have I seen any group like them! Their performance was just eccentric in an interesting way. The crowd were shouting together with them in their song "Here come frequency". For those who were there to watch them live, you know what I mean. :P Below is a chilled version of their songs:
Some wonderful people I have met during the festival:
Singapore-based live loopers: Seah Goh, Edward Cheang, Weish, Kai, Roz Feroz, Ismahairie, SA, Randolf Arriola
Thailand-based live loopers: Kasemsmai Wongchayasilpa, Stylish Nonsense
Japanese-based looper: Mandoman Hideki
Other loopers: Para Sabda (United States) and Wil Kolen (Netherlands)
Sound Crew Engineer: Yew Jin
Musicians: Yan Neil Chan
Photographer: John Nathan Fernandez
Audience: Max Tkachenko, Ashley Neo, Germaine etc...
Inventor of early Pioneer Live looper device "Lexicon PCM42" rack unit (which was developed to Lexicon JamMan in early 90s): Gary Hall
If I missed out your name, ahh...sorry about that. TOo many people. U can say "hi" to me if you see me in future music gigs. Haha..I am pretty "shy". Lastly I want to thank Randolf Arriola, Live Loop Asia merchanise/logitics helpers, Artistry, SAE crew and Singapore representative music partners (SAE Institute, Team108, Awe in One, Pulse of Music, Electronics & Engineering Pte Ltd), those donators who have contributed to show their support in Live Loop Asia Festival. I am just grateful for this experience. It was being real being part of the looping community...totally live and unrehearsed... . Live looping is like tightrope walking. It take guts to do it live. U record yourself performing live in small musical parts and you cannot press rewind when it goes wrong...lol...tho you can "undo". When the performance go seriously hay-wired/"wrong", let's support these loopers by giving them encouragement and cheering them on. For those who are in Thailand, catch other live loopers in Thailand as the festival continues its tour to its last destination Thailand this year. More details on Live Loop Asia Festival website http://www.liveloopasia.embryosongs.com/index.html That's all from me AJ signing off...haha...Remember to subscribe and follow MusicArtLifeSG on twitter. More special videos to come! :) FYI: I am always on a constant lookout for people (photographers, reporters, media students) to join me in covering music news. If you are interested, contact me via email: email@example.com
Dear music friends and lovers, I just received a press release about Y2K14 International Live Loop Asia Festival Singapore from Randolf Arriola (a humble yet amazing musician)! It's the 1st live looping international festival happening in Singapore and Thailand. Man I am really excited to see it happening! What's exactly is live looping? It's quoted by a Swedish live looperPer Boysenas "Livelooping is about creating, juggling with and reworking loops to create complex music on-the-fly, normally without using prerecorded material." Err you must be wondering "What the heck is this guy talking about?" Just watch the video below...it's definitely easier to understand.
Check out the press release about the festival below:
Like the facebook page "Live Loop Asia" for more updates and support for this festival: www.facebook.com/liveloopasia Subscribe to my site and follow me on twitter! I will be bringing more special interviews, music preview and update releases about this festival! Calling out all looper performers featured in Live Loop Asia Festival 2014 If you are out there, please email mewith the subject head "Live Loop Asia Festival Looper". Send your live looping videos or sounds links for me to share on my site too! Share your thoughts and excitement with the audience in Singapore! Last but not least, I leave you to enjoy music from Wendy Phua (one of the performing loopers on the 1st day of the festival)!
Please give "MusicArtLifeSG" credit and url link if you are using information from my site.