More Imogen Heap: "Just For Now" Live
Still not out of the woods on my tuberculosis/cold/SARS/bird flu/whatever the heck my cousin gave me.
In the meantime, here's another very impressive bit of work by Imogen Heap.
She's using an Echoplex, or some other live loop player. The way it works is pretty obvious from the video; you record a track, then set where it loops. Then it plays back that track while you add another....and another, etc.
What's great about the way she's doing it, though, is that she still managed to put together a very musical arrangement. So often with this style of loop-based improv it's easy to fall into the trap of just piling layer upon layer of loops, without introducing section breaks or varying the arrangement in any way. She does a great job of keeping it fresh the whole time, and cutting out elements whenever not needed. The "Get me outta here" section at 3:30 is a great introduction of a new idea, as well.
Off to my Tylenol Cold Nighttime-induced haze....
Labels: Good Music