Playing in the Streets

On June 11, 2017 I will be playing stick on the street corners.

I am using a Peavey Nano Zyphr with battery power.

Kind of a stripped down basic stick performance.

Hope to see you there.

Bernie on the Chapman Stick for Westmount Vicroria Village event

Looping Live For The First Time

The Barfly in MontrealI played the Barfly on March 21 along with 3 other music acts.

As usual I was the opener. I used an EHX 720 2 channel looper pedal. When I played “I’m A Man” I decided to loop a kind of ambient chord like Robert Fripps looping method from the late 70’s, in other words it was just a loop with a series of swelling notes that are not set to a fixed time meter.

Once I created the loop, I proceeded to do a bluesy improv over the loop.

Also I brought back the loop during my solo.

Here is a short segment from that performance giving you an idea of the loop section.


Pedal Boards and Song Writing

 I have a new addition to my pedal board for the Stick.

The original set up has a Line 6 Modulator (MM-6) & A Diamond Bass Compressor on the bass side of the stick and on the treble side a TC Electronics MojoMojo Overdrive, a Digitech RP 55 (multi effects) and a volume/expression pedal (for the RP 55).

I have added a looper pedal, the Electro Harmonix 720 Looper.

The idea is to create some ambient style music for live performance and for on the fly composing/improv ideas when at home creating.

There is also the possibility of creating percussive rhythm grooves live for playing along with.