You see, I’ve been thinking a lot about my live performance and where I could go with it, so it seems fitting that right now, I can’t help but want to be Imogen Heap.
And it isn’t because of “Hide and Seek,” though I will not deny the absolute awesomeness of that particular song. No, the reason I want to be the lovely Miss Heap is as follows:
DAMN. I like to loop and everything, but this takes it to a whole new level – I’m not even sure of half of what she’s doing, and that custom MIDI controller she’s using is… intimidating. I’m a huge fan of controllers that have no branding or big stupid displays, just button after button after button of tone-controlling awesomeness. Outstanding!
And after watching that performance, I’m left with so many questions – is her laptop really all her rig consists of, or is there a stack of synths in a rack somewhere backstage? Were any of those beats pre-recorded, or did she really input them all live? How much must she have had to practice to get all that down? But most of all, I’m left wondering, “When is Imogen Heap next playing San Francisco?”
My hat is off to you, Imogen. You’ve abducted the concept of one-woman-band loopery and taken it straight into the future. Also, you remind me of a way more awesome version of The Ross Gellar Musical Journey (1:35 in particular):
Infinite time, indeed.