AboutRick Walker: Loop.pool
Composer, multi-instrumentalist and master percussionist, Rick Walker is a versatile and eccentrically creative musician, finding rhythm and melody in hundreds of everyday objects. He has worked on the cutting edge of music for the last 25 years, performing in 13 countries in the past 5 years as a found sound/live looping/abstract electronica artist. One of the original founding members of the World Beat movement, he incorporates a vast array of world music styles in his repertoire, and has become a leading figure in the emerging International Live Looping movement.
He is represented on a wide range of recordings as an instrumentalist, arranger and producer, as well as his own original recordings of abstract electronica, âLoop.pooL' and âPurple Hand'; a live solo looping CD, âTranslucent Dayglo Lime Green Plastic'; a CD of acapella vocals and electronics, âFaux Voix'; and 2008â²s multimedia CD/DVD of his lo-fi, toy webcam and toy video cam âanimations' of his current abstract electronica compositions. Several of his compositions have been commissioned by Modern Dance choreographers in Northern California.
He has also curated a series of festivals for the San Jose Museum of Art, showcasing emerging trends in music and live computer animation, including the First Women's Live Looping Festival, the Festival of Found and Invented Sound, and the Festival of Live Digital Animation.
For this performance at Hundred Years Gallery Rick Walker will be joined by KMAT: Keisuke Matsui, Paul Shearsmith & Graham MacKeachan.