LIVELOOPING FESTIVALS IN COLOGNE

In 2001, Rick Walker started to organize annual international livelooping festivals in Santa Cruz, CA, featuring dozens of musicians every time that use livelooping as their main technique. A growing number of these artists followed Rick’s idea and organized similar livelooping festivals in other places in America, Europe, and Asia.

I organized the first international livelooping festival in Cologne in 2008. Two more festivals in Cologne followed in 2011 and 2013.
Each festival featured 10 livelooping acts (mostly soloists) who played for 30 minutes each. The stylistic variety was very wide, from ambient to free jazz to electronic experiment to psychedelic rock …



Excerpts from the 3rd International Cologne Livelooping Festival (2013), hosted by reiheM
Starring in the order of appearance:

Michael Peters
Violalex (Alexander Meyen)
The Redundant Rocker (Bernhard Wöstheinrich)
Andreas Willers & Thomas Heberer
The Lucid Brain Integrative Project (Emmanuel Reveneau)
Steve Moyes
Sylvain Poitras
Laurie Amat
Rick Walker
Amy X Neuburg

(Videos taken by Emmanuel Reveneau)




Excerpts from the 2nd International Cologne Livelooping Festival (2011)
Starring in the order of appearance:

Twilight Worldz
Uwe Schumacher
Pattysplanet
Michael Peters
Premonition Factory
David Cooper Orton
Georgina Brett
Per Boysen
Reyn Ouwehand
Darkroom

(Videos taken by Marcus Jovy)




Excerpts from the 1st International Cologne Livelooping Festival (2008)
Starring in the order of appearance:

Michael Peters
Michael Frank
Harald Sack Ziegler
Fabio Anile
Craig Green
Luis Angulo
Markus Reuter
Stefan Tiedje
Fear Falls Burning
Rick Walker’s LooppooL

(Videos taken by Walter Brühn and Wolfgang Schmidt)


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