Harp & looper

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    susanne globisch on #215380

    Hi everybody,

    a while ago I posted some of my “1 harp in 2 voices”-vids here. Back then I recorded the music in the usual way with external mics (recording 1st harp, then having the playback on the headphones and recording 2nd harp).
    Recently I started doing the recordings with a looper pedal. It is really good fun, and if one wants to play harp music that comes in several voices but hasn’t a second harpist at hand, it is also great for practicing!
    For the harp I’m using a contact mic (gear used is in description below the YouTube-Vid). It gives you a very direct, authentic sound which helps me staying in time with myself when recording the 2nd harp.

    Cheers,
    Susanne

    In these Videos I use the looper:

    https://youtu.be/6ZOvdMdsCIM

    https://youtu.be/r_1Gj276T2I

    https://youtu.be/eim38eBR6-8

    https://youtu.be/6ZfmaKvsOH8

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    Donna O on #215382

    Susanne That was so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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    susanne globisch on #216057

    Hi everyone,

    just wanted to share my latest effort with the looper (actually it’s not an effort, but fun – although I have to concentrate when playing with a looper pedal…)
    It’s a lovely tune with a kind of “springtime” feeling. To me it speaks of hope and enthusiasm, although it is in minor.
    Love,
    Susanne

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    susanne globisch on #228619

    Hi everybody,

    just wanted to share this video (hope it gets embedded…) A calm and beautiful middle eastern kind of melody.
    Love,
    Susanne

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    evolene_t on #228670

    Hey Susanne! Really like your compositions, that loop pedal works well!

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    susanne globisch on #228679

    Thanks Evolène, I’m happy you like it!
    But I’m just the harpist – these pieces are written by other people than me (by the ones whose names I put in brackets in the videos).
    Christoph Pampuch I know personally, Dagmar Hoffmann not yet – but their pieces are just lovely. My contribution is playing & recording them and make a nice video out of it. Which is a lot of fun!

    Just in case you are interested in the sheet music, here’s some links:
    http://harpamundi.de/shop/index.php?language=en&cPath=7
    http://harpamundi.de/shop/index.php?cPath=8

    Love,
    Susanne

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    emma-graham on #228693

    Thanks so much for posting these. I’m another huge fan of playing with the looper but I’m no composer! I’ve done a couple of simple arrangements of folk and pop but I’m always looking for new things to play using it. I’ll be looking at buying the music. 😃

    You might like to check out Eleanor Turner’s Alice in Escher’s Wonderland. This is my version on pedal harp but Eleanor has a video of it on YouTube too on the DHC. I’m sure she would provide the sheet music if you were interested.

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    susanne globisch on #228750

    Thanks a lot for the video! Must be fun to play it with a looper, I’ll try it some time (at the moment I have so many “unfinished” ideas that it might take a while..)
    Love,
    Susanne

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    susanne globisch on #230460

    Hi dear fellow harpists,

    it’s been a while since I last uploaded a video, but yesterday I had a creative flash and recorded this. The music is mainly improvised and played with a looper pedal again (you can see it in the beginning of the video in the top left corner, but only faintly). Since I sometimes go diving, I still had some footage of a wreck dive I did last year in the Island of Krk, Croatia. I tried to play “pre-existing” tunes to the footage, but somehow it didn’t really work for me – it seemed to call for something less defined, dream-like and fluent. So this is what I came up with.

    Enjoy and have a nice weekend,
    yours,
    Susanne

    (hope embedding the vid works – I always forget how it’s done…)

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    susanne globisch on #238959

    Merry Christmas everyone!
    This year’s Christmas harp video is a traditional german Christmas song. The pictures are taken at the church “Obere Pfarre” in Bamberg, where this nativity scene is displayed, every year in a slightly different setup. It’s very old (goes back to at least 1783).
    Enjoy and have nice holidays!

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