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THE ARCHIVE OF LOOPS (in development)

Sound loops reproduced by a computer script, ∞,  2017-.

As a painter would probably have a regular practice of sketching preparatory drawings for her pictures, I regularly embark in improvised music sessions that make use of loop machines and effects to generate layers of guitar, voice and percussions melodies. Every session, that can rage from 10 to 40 minutes, is unique and recorded including ambience sounds (in this sense the recording is deliberately lo-fi and encapsulates the room and body sounds) and archived unedited. The recordings include those "mistakes" that one can only accept and use when adding another loop phrase. The archive constitutes the basket from which I would then select sections to be edited or developed in film works and live performances. 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 collective memories to emerge out of synchronicities, appearing and disappearing.