open loop was a live open electronic open live open music looping open looping jam open looping live loop that went on for 78 performances between 2000 and 2002 in an East Village tea, bee products and UFO book store named Chama, with a few slight returns in 2006 and 2008 in Brooklyn.

Mixed by Tom Swirly, open loop specialized in the long form, with shows ranging between two and seven hours and a typical length of almost four hours - so there are hundreds of hours of high quality recordings floating around out there.

Here's a particularly sentimental track from the very last open loop at Chama.