LINA ALLEMANO acoustic trumpet
MIKE SMITH live-processing / effects
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BLOOP creates a dreamlike sound world of trumpet-driven electronics through a fascinating and complex real-time feedback loop of improvisation and effects that bounce back and forth simultaneously between Lina Allemano (trumpet) and Mike Smith (live-processing/effects). In conceptual development since 2017, their music is both melodic and gestural. Original source sound-material is generated by Allemano’s acoustic trumpet and is live-processed with effects by Smith. Along with melodic fragments, Allemano creates unusual (but purely acoustic) sounds on the trumpet using extended techniques and self-made mutes (sounds which are, ironically, often mistaken for electronic effects). Both improvisers are responding to and interacting with each other in tandem, blurring the line between acoustic and electric sounds. This creates a stimulating space in which to use their real-time improvised feedback-loop process to generate intriguing, spontaneous compositions. The music has a life of its own and seems to generate its own momentum, with surprising twists and turns but also with an inherent, organic flow and cohesiveness.