This site documents the 1st International Loopfestival Zürich. The next festival in this vein coming up is the "Y2K5 International Live Looping Festival".
From August 25th to 27th 40 live looping artists from several countries performed at the 1st International Loopfestival Zürich in Switzerland.
Favorite Quote by Matthias Loibner before his beautiful set with Tunji Beier Saturday, 27 August (MP3, 2MB).
Presenting artists from the USA, UK, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Croatia, Austria, Czech Republic, and Switzerland, the festival featured the creme de la creme of this burgeoning international musical movement (there were 20 live looping festivals in 11 countries in the last 12 months and http://www.loopersdelight.com, the mecca website of the movement averages about 900'000 page views per month).
The festival featured Swiss looping acts Christy Doran's New Bag, The Christian Röver - Rätus Flisch - Norbert Pfammatter Trio and Christoph Grab - Neuromodulator as headliners. The main festival occurred from Thursday to Saturday August 25th to 27th in Zürich where all 40 loopers performed on two stages with continuous music from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Festival organizer Bernhard Wagner says:
After all the great loopfestivals around the world I'm very excited to present one in Zürich and hope to establish it as a constant in the international festival landscape.
Dear Visitor if you find an article or reference to the loopfestival we're not listing here, please let us now using the email address ! Thank you! Review of Thursday by music journalist Christoph Merki on page 54 in the "Tages-Anzeiger" of August 27th, 2005 (scan available, too, 198KB, thanks to Matthias Grob). Announcement by music journalist Frank von Niederhäusern on page 41 in the "Züri-Tipp" of August 27th, 2005 (scan available, too, 599KB, thanks to Matthias Grob). Announcement on page 11 in the "Tagblatt der Stadt Zürich" of August 24th, 2005. Article by music journalist Markus Ganz on page 48 in the "Neue Zürcher Zeitung" of August 24th, 2005. 8 minute contribution about the Loopfestival in the web radio. Bob Zanotti of Switzerland In Sound kindly agreed that I post the interview as an mp3 (1.45 MB). The sound example at the end of the interview is also available in stereo at a higher sound quality (2.54 MB). 12 minute contribution about the Loopfestival in the national radio station DRS2 on Tuesday, 23rd of August between 21 and 22 hrs in the emission "Jazz aktuell". The emission was webcast simultaneously and is now available as an mp3 (11:42, 10.7 MB). The interview was led by Nina Salis. Peter Bürli, editorial leader for Jazz of DRS2, kindly gave the permission to put the contribution online. chat about the Loopfestival in the national radio station Couleur3 on Thursday, 12th of August at 19:30 hrs. Article in homemade-labor blog, August 25th. Interview on the NRJ Zürich radio station, August 25th, around noon. Flash about the Loopfestival in the JAZZ'N'MORE July/August issue. Article about the Loopfestival in the fanzine issue 3/05. Electroboy claims to be the author of this text, but in fact I wrote it. The article in the follow-up mag "Kommerz". Thursday August, 25th 18:20 (repeated every hour) there will be a spot in the local tv station TeleZüri in the emission "ZüriTipp".
You'll miss it of course, because you'll be attending the festival yourself!
July, 15th 20:30 there was a short presentation and some live looping improvisation hosted by Flausen at the Club Mascotte, Zürich. The photos used for the presentation. Great audience! Many thanks to Mika, Simon and Bille! July, 13th there was a promo event in Zürich with a lovely audience of around 50 attendants including Matthias Grob and Bruno Spoerri. Thanks to the hosts digitaler salon and walcheturm!
What When Where How Much Festival: 40 live looping artists will perform 30 minute sets on two stages. August 25th to 27th, 7 p.m. to midnight Moods (mapquest, yahoo map) CHF 25.- (20.-) for each day. Three day festival pass at CHF 60.- Looper's Brunch August 29th, 1:00 pm Not fixed yet!, (mapquest, yahoo map) Free except for price of brunch.
Please forgive us: this year we don't do ticket presales. Please come to the venue early (doors open at 19 hours). CH 25.- per day (20.- concessions) or 3-day-pass at CHF 60.-
Hint: Click on the table's column headers to sort the entries by that criterion.
When Artist Act From Instrument Style Stage Thu 25th, 07:30 PM Michael Klobuchar USA electric guitar morph music Fri 26th, 09:30 PM Rick Walker 2 USA found sound/percussion found sound/ live looping/ abstract electronica Thu 25th, 09:00 PM William Walker 2 USA electric guitar Thu 25th, 10:00 PM James Sidlo USA electric guitar Thu 25th, 09:30 PM Per Boysen 2 Sweden Air Saxophone Sat 27th, 09:30 PM Luca Formentini Italy guitar Thu 25th, 10:30 PM Dan Mayfield UK Violin Sat 27th, 08:30 PM Philipp "zurrigo" Zürcher Switzerland electric guitar mutant guitar music and dynamic loops Sat 27th, 10:00 PM Fabio Anile 2 Italy keyboards Ambient, minimal, music concrete Sat 27th, 07:30 PM Stefan Keller Switzerland flute Sat 27th, 09:00 PM Claude Voit Switzerland Acoustic Guitar Fri 26th, 10:00 PM Andy Butler UK electric guitar live-looping Fri 26th, 08:30 PM André Müller Switzerland chapman stick ambient & electronic Fri 26th, 07:30 PM Petr Samojský Petr Samojský + Nechej Czech Republic sitar World music Fri 26th, 07:30 PM Filip Drsek Petr Samojský + Nechej Czech Republic percussion, didgeridoo, fujara, flute, kalimba World music Fri 26th, 07:30 PM Vlastík Krejcí Petr Samojský + Nechej Czech Republic bassguitar World music Fri 26th, 07:30 PM Dan Vojtíšek Petr Samojský + Nechej Czech Republic drums, percussion World music Fri 26th, 09:00 PM Gareth Whittock UK electric guitar World music, chill out and psychedelia Thu 25th, 08:00 PM Michael Peters Germany Kofferradio Cut-Up Radio / Live-Klangcollagen Fri 26th, 10:30 PM Matthias Loibner Loibner-Beier-Duo Austria hurdy-gurdy Fri 26th, 10:30 PM Tunji Beier Loibner-Beier-Duo Australia percussion Sat 27th, 08:00 PM Ivan Kapec 2 Trianguli Zone Loop Project Croatia electric guitar jazz ambiental Sat 27th, 08:00 PM Andrej Jakuš Trianguli Zone Loop Project Croatia trumpet Thu 25th, 08:30 PM Mike Bearpark darkroom UK guitar Thu 25th, 08:30 PM Os darkroom UK laptop ambient improv Thu 25th, 11:00 PM Christy Doran 1 New Bag Switzerland electric guitar Thu 25th, 11:00 PM Bruno Amstad New Bag Switzerland voice Thu 25th, 11:00 PM Fabian Kuratli New Bag Switzerland drums Thu 25th, 11:00 PM Hans-Peter Pfammatter New Bag Switzerland keyboards Thu 25th, 11:00 PM Wolfgang Zwiauer New Bag Switzerland bass Fri 26th, 11:00 PM Christoph Grab 1 Neuromodulator Switzerland sax Fri 26th, 11:00 PM Eric Hunziker Neuromodulator Switzerland electric guitar Fri 26th, 11:00 PM Marius Peyer Neuromodulator Switzerland drums Fri 26th, 11:00 PM Ephrem Lüchinger Neuromodulator Switzerland keyboards Sat 27th, 11:00 PM Christian Röver 1 Flisch - Röver - Pfammatter - Trio Germany electric guitar Sat 27th, 11:00 PM Rätus Flisch Flisch - Röver - Pfammatter - Trio Switzerland double bass Sat 27th, 11:00 PM Norbert Pfammatter Flisch - Röver - Pfammatter - Trio Switzerland drums Fri 26th, 08:00 PM Roberto Zorzi Italy guitar Sat 27th, 10:30 PM Michael Schiefel 2 Germany voice Fri 26th, 11:00 PM Thomas Kudrna Neuromodulator Switzerland visuals
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Festival OrganizationFor more information or to set up interviews with any of the visiting artists or the organizer please write Bernhard Wagner at .
Official Stage ManagerTill Fiegenbaum
Poster/Flyer design: Anna Wehrli
Website design: vacant
T-shirt design: vacant
Stage management: Till Fiegenbaum
Simulcast organizer: vacant
Streaming bandwidth provided by: vacant
Webmaster: Bernhard Wagner
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LA LOOP FESTE I (LA, USA) 2001
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The festival organizer would like to cordially thank these individuals and institutions for their kind support:
Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung Realisiert mit finanzieller Unterstützung der SUISA-Stiftung für Musik Migros Kulturprozent Präsidialdepartement der Stadt Zürich Georges und Jenny Bloch-Stiftung pfMENTUM.com records Per Boysen for website support Mark Woodman for the Tourist Info Page Rene Schaad for consulting. Jörg Sommerlatte for press work. Simon Grab for consulting. David Kirkdorffer for The Instrument Carry-On Letter and for pointing out the webcast distribution of the loopfestival contribution on Swiss national radio station DRS2! Rick Walker aka L()()p.p()()L for teaching and supporting me.
Bernhard Wagner - festival organizer and producer
Last Update: Tue Oct 9 22:49:16 2007 GMT+1