what we do
Ramon Castillo and Alfonso Peduto have developed the Art of the Loop as a flexible and expansive concert program for the last several years. The program utilizes numerous technologies to move live looping from simple effect-oriented performance to a robust platform for composition, improvisation, and stage performance. These looping protocols allow for users to automate every parameter of a looped composition: loop length, loop volume, effects amounts and parameter levels, tempo (for loops or global), pitch, direction, start and stop times, and outboard gear parameters. This allows for a much enhanced degree of musical expression (dynamics, polyrhythm, asymmetry, etc.) Live performances have featured:
string quartet (Publiquartet), percussion (pitched and unpitched), solo piano, solo guitar, guitar and percussion duo, toy piano, solo violin, Javanese gamelan, harp, synthesizer, and saxophone. This looping system utilizes Ableton Live and Max for Live and can integrate into any acoustic performance setting.
Looping protocol video can be viewed here. Continue below for immersive audio/video experience!
who we are
With a traditional classical background, Eden Rayz grew up composing and playing cello from the age of 4. While she was attracted to the virtuosity of traditional string playing, she was unsatisfied with the diminutive range of techniques you can employ improvisatorially in standard repertoire. Eden began delving into many other genres by the age […]
Classically trained composer and pianist. Now breaking boundaries. Proud alumnus of Berklee College of Music (BM composition/music technology) and New England Conservatory (MM in composition). Winner of the W. Maloof composition prize, NEC Merit Scholraship, berklee excellence in composition; commissioned by tenuto chamber singers, soc chamber orchestra; appeared in concert stages as a pianist in […]
Ramon Castillo spends most of his creative energy developing new works and projects for his own Bleep Blop electroacoustic ensemble. Bleep Blop has worked regularly with several domestic and international artists including Sandeep Das & NonDuo (Improvisation/Video Group). Ramon has personally developed much of the technology (hardware and software) in use by the ensemble. Please […]
Kevin Dacey is a performer, composer and music educator centralized in Boston, MA. Before relocating, he spent his college days at UMass Lowell under the instruction of Jeff Fischer and Fred Buda obtaining a B.M. in Percussion Performance. Along with his classical and jazz training, he began to explore various avenues of sound experimentation and […]
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