A LOVE for music and emerging technology has inspired cellist Clare Brassil to share her knowledge and love for music with others.
After wining a regional art scholarship to study looping and composition with composers in the US, she was eager to return and share her knowledge with others.
Ms Brassil’s love for music runs deep, and after stumbling into technology that allows artists to repeatedly play back sections of audio on the fly, she felt inspired to share her discovery with others.
“It’s about sharing some of the stuff that I’ve learnt in my composing, sampling, looping, technology journey, then interacting with people and seeing what comes out of it,” Ms Brassil said.
In a series of workshops around the riverina that visited Leeton and Griffith, she engaged with participants of all ages to share a new technique in making music.
“I hope they took away a good feeling of freedom to play with music and do stuff and not feel restricted,” Ms Brassil said.
A segment of audio is recorded and it is then played back repeatedly for the artist to continue to add in additional parts.
The technique of looping can be achieved through a variety of hardware and software devices.
Some artists use an application on a smartphone or tablet, others can trigger it by stepping on a pedal.
Looping effectively takes the concept of a ‘one-man-band’ to an entirely new level as it is not limited to an instrument, or even instruments in general.
It can also incorporate vocals so with a little time and practice, an artists can sing and play along with themselves with a little inspiration, creativity and the flick of a switch.