From October 5th to 9th 46 live looping artists from several countries performed at the Y2K5 International Live Looping Festival in Big Sur, Santa Cruz and San Francisco, California.
Huge thanks to Kris Hartung for handling the webcast, recording most of the performances and providing the webspace so we can listen to most of the performances of the festival. Special thanks also to Rainer Thelonius Balthasar Straschill who closely screened the webcast and recorded most of the performances.
Many thanks also to Mark Hamburg for shooting the photos and posting them!
More photos available from Village Savant.
Presenting artists from the USA, UK, Japan, 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 main festival featured looping acts Ryusei Hattori (Japan), Hideki Nakanishi aka MandoMan (Japan), and Bernhard Wagner (Switzerland) as headliners and Roberto Zorzi (Italy), Philipp "zurrigo" Zürcher (Switzerland), and Andy Butler (UK) as featured performers. The main festival occurred on October 8th and 9th in Santa Cruz where all 46 loopers performed on two stages with continuous music from noon to midnight.
There were also 'Best of Y2K5 Loop Festival' performances at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur on Wednesday, October 5th and the JavaCat Coffee in San Francisco on Friday, October 7th, as well as a special Experimental Looping edition of the festival at the Luggage Store on Thursday, October 6th.
What When Where How Much Best of the Y2K5 Loop Festival (tentative): Hideki Nakanashi aka MandoMan (JP), Ryusei Hattori (JP), Bernhard Wagner (DE/CH), Bill Walker (US), Rick Walker (US) Wednesday, October 5th, 8 PM Henry Miller Library, Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920 (mapquest, yahoo map) $10/door - no one turned away for lack of funds The Avant Edge of the Y2K5 Loop Festival (confirmed): Roberto Zorzi (IT), Philipp ZURRIGO Zürcher (CH) Thursday, October 6th, 8 PM The Luggage Store (mapquest, yahoo map) $10/door - no one turned away for lack of funds Best of the Y2K5 Loop Festival (confirmed): Hideki Nakanashi aka MandoMan (JP), Ryusei Hattori (JP), Bernhard Wagner (DE/CH) Lx Rudis (US), Christopher Fleeger (US), David Molina (US), Beau Casey (US), Rick Walker (US) Friday, October 7th, 8 PM Javacat Coffee, 5549 Geary Boulevard; San Francisco, CA 94121 (mapquest, yahoo map) $10/door - no one turned away for lack of funds Festival: 46 live looping artists will perform 30 minute sets on two stages. October, 8th and 9th, noon to midnight E3 Playhouse; 433, Front Street; Santa Cruz (mapquest, yahoo map) All shows $10/door - no one turned away for lack of funds Annual Loopers' afterfest Brunch (tentative) October 10th, 1:00 PM E3 Playhouse The price of brunch plus a healthy tip to the fabulous staff of the E3 Playhouse who will have put up with this ragtag lot for the past 72 hours. Y2K5 AFTERPARY (definite) October 10th, 9:30 PM The Box, Santa Cruz's Premier Goth Club. BLACK ATTIRE requested but not mandatory. (mapquest, yahoo map)
Hint: Click on the table's column headers to sort the entries by that criterion.
When Artist Act From Instrument Style Stage Sat 8th, 09:00 PM Rick Walker R.Walker/J.Wagner/B.Beede USA found sound/percussion found sound/ live looping/ abstract electronica Sun 9th, 05:30 PM Bill Walker Bill Walker USA electric guitar Sat 8th, 07:30 PM James Sidlo James Sidlo USA electric guitar Sat 8th, 09:30 PM Andy Butler 2 Andy Butler UK electric guitar live-looping Sat 8th, 08:00 PM Ryusei Hattori 1 Ryusei Hattori JAPAN Sun 9th, 09:00 PM Hideki Nakanishi 1 Hideki Nakanishi JAPAN Sun 9th, 08:00 PM Bernhard Wagner 1 Bernhard Wagner SWITZERLAND electric guitar Sun 9th, 09:30 PM Philipp "zurrigo" Zürcher 2 Philipp "zurrigo" Zürcher SWITZERLAND electric guitar mutant guitar music and dynamic loops Sun 9th, 12:00 PM Addam Ant the Plumber Addam Ant the Plumber USA beatbox-rap Sat 8th, 05:30 PM Adrian West Adrian West USA Sun 9th, 02:30 PM Amar Chaudry Amar Chaudry USA Sat 8th, 08:30 PM Ted Killian Ted Killian USA '77 Gibson RD Artist not easy-listening Sat 8th, 05:00 PM Ross Artese Atomic Mobius Machine USA Sat 8th, 05:00 PM Dan Moore Atomic Mobius Machine USA Sat 8th, 05:00 PM Chris Roberts Atomic Mobius Machine USA Sat 8th, 06:00 PM Ghost 7 Ghost 7 USA bass guitar melodic experimental Sun 9th, 03:00 PM Darin Shaeffer Darin Shaeffer USA Sat 8th, 04:00 PM Koorosh Daryaie Dark Numbers Persia/USA Sat 8th, 04:00 PM Rick Daren Dark Numbers USA Sun 9th, 08:30 PM Max Valentino 2 Max Valentino USA Sun 9th, 06:00 PM Goh Nakamura Goh Nakamura USA Sun 9th, 04:30 PM Krispen Hartung Krispen Hartung USA acoustic guitar improvisational, avant-garde, experimental Sat 8th, 01:00 PM Herb Heinz HOOPLA USA Sun 9th, 05:00 PM Joe Rut Lumper/Splitter USA Sun 9th, 05:00 PM Lucio Menegon Lumper/Splitter USA Sun 9th, 03:30 PM Nico Luminous Nico Luminous USA Sat 8th, 12:30 PM Papa David Potter Papa David Potter The World Sat 8th, 03:00 PM Scott Khunga Drengsen Scott Khunga Drengsen USA bass Sat 8th, 01:00 PM Tim Thompson HOOPLA USA Sun 9th, 12:30 PM Ute Bonn Ute Bonn Germany Sun 9th, 04:00 PM Wally Schnalle Wally Schnalle USA Sat 8th, 03:30 PM Pushing Air Pushing Air USA vocals Sat 8th, 02:00 PM STANOSAUR STANOSAUR USA electric guitar Sat 8th, 04:30 PM Matt Davignon Matt Davignon USA drum machine experimental, ambient Sun 9th, 01:00 PM Doug Wright Doug Wright USA Akai EWI, Tenor Saxophone improvisational live-looping Sat 8th, 09:00 PM Jon Wagner R.Walker/J.Wagner/B.Beede USA Sat 8th, 09:00 PM Bob Beede R.Walker/J.Wagner/B.Beede USA Sat 8th, 12:00 PM Greg Powers Greg Powers USA Sat 8th, 01:30 PM Trey Donovan Trey Donovan USA Chapman Stick, NS/Stick Sun 9th, 01:30 PM Genie Genie USA slide guitar blends blues, hip hop, reggae, drum n’ bass, middle eastern rhythms, bossa nova, and jazz via slide guitar, live-sampling, beat boxing, and unconventional syncopation Sat 8th, 01:00 PM Joel David HOOPLA USA Sat 8th, 02:30 PM Chris Cohn Chris Cohn USA Sun 9th, 02:00 PM David Molina David Molina USA
2: featured performer
Huge thanks go out to Simran Gleason, Craig McCollough, and Mark Hamburg
who graciously gave up their slots to accomodate the fact that we lost
6 evening slots due to the atrocious lack of support exhibited by the SC
Police department in giving us a temporary permit for the festival
All three of these wonderful artists will be special featured
live loopers in our ongoing 2nd Sundays Live Looping Series in coming
They are all wonderfully creative artists whose performance presence I sorely missed.
The festival was amazing. Thanks for everything all of you and especially Simran, Craig and Mark.
Note: The trio HOOPLA used the loop software "HOOPS" created by Tim Thompson for their performance.
Festival OrganizationFor more information or to set up interviews with any of the visiting artists or the organizer please write Rick Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Official Stage ManagerTBD
Poster/brochure and Website design: TBD
T-shirt design: TBD
Stage management: TBD
Simulcast organizer: Krispen Hartung
Streaming bandwidth provided by: TBD
Webmaster: Bernhard Wagner
Rick Walker - festival organizer
Last Update: Sat Aug 5 03:20:43 2006 Santa Cruz time (Sat Aug 5 12:20:43 2006 GMT+1)