Tag Archives: loops

The Top 5 and Technological Determinism

In a rare excursion listening to the top 5 of the UK charts this week, I noticed that aside from the Little Mix song ‘Shout Out For My Ex’, all of the other records incorporated the same chord progression throughout … Continue reading

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A Synopsis of What I Have Been Up To

Well, I thought I would never get around to writing another blog. A mixture of a broken laptop and ‘life in general’ has resulted in me not writing a post for a couple of months. I intend to change that … Continue reading

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Three Conference Papers in Four Weeks: The Details

Well, it is while since my last post. Over the last 4 weeks I have delivered three papers in three different countries. So – I thought I would give an overview of them here. The first was a paper entitled … Continue reading

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What Is A Loop In Music:what does it mean to us?

  I am currently getting ready to present a paper at the university of Liege with my colleague Ben Challis. It is  entitled The Impossible Made Real: A Typology of Loops and an exploration of the impact of immediacy and … Continue reading

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More Help Needed For Examples of Loops in Music

Ok – here is some more thoughts on the formulation of loops in music. As before, I would very much appreciate any additional examples you can offer me. See my earlier posts for more thoughts. All of the music is … Continue reading

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Jay Z – A Great Example of Loops

In order to begin the process of developing a typology of loops for the conference me and Ben Challis are doing in March, I thought a good start would be analysing some of the tracks of Jay Z’s The Black … Continue reading

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Frippertronics and Loops

It seems to me that King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp has to be considered one of the pioneers of using loops as a creative compositional tool. Aside from his work with King Crimson, I am interesting in his use of … Continue reading

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