THE ARCHIVE OF LOOPS
The Archive of Loops contains a regular practice of improvised music sessions, where
I make use of looper machines and effect pedals to generate melodic layers of voice, guitar, percussions and found instruments. Every session can range from few minutes to an hour,
is unique, recorded encapsulating room and body sounds and archived unedited.
The sessions play with internalised memories and are always cut between the potential
of becoming something and failing at it completely; sketches of moods, a quasi sonic diary,
the rehearsal ground for live performances and the source material for compositions that play along with my films and crystallise in collections.
I have started working on the idea of a computer script that will scan the entire length
of the loops archive and will continuously and “infinitely” select 30 random seconds to be reproduced at a time. A loop within loops, which allows value and memory to emerge out
of synchronicities, appearing and disappearing.
The Volumes are yearly releases of re-composed collections of fragments from The Archive. Vol.1 is 2017, Vol.2 is 2018, Vol.3 will be 2019 and so on. The Archive of Loops can be performed live in the presence of an audience both in solo and collaborative sessions.
You can listen and purchase a digital copy of The Archive's Volumes on bandcamp.
Studio setup at Q-O2, Brussels