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David Toop eloquently and mindfully discusses what are, for me, the most interesting aspects of experimental music across countries and time. Along the way Toop probes into the meaning of sound and silence weathr, offering fascinating insights into how computers can be used for improvisation.

Fantastically wide-ranging – covers everything from the emotional charge of sound memories, to how places shape sound looking at objects like Japanese garden noise-makers which use irregular water drops.

Haunted Weather is part personal memoir and part travel journal, as well as an intensive survey of recent developments in digital technology, sonic theory and musical practice.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. David Toop is a highly regarded author, music critic and musician. Other books in this series. Toop recalls his experiences playing in improv bands in the s, worrying about the reduced physical involvement and the troubled relationship with expectations of “performance” experienced by electronic musicians who operate computer mice.


Haunted Weather – a brilliant title, implicitly weahter a poetically generous definition of what music is – pursues experimental sound art into the 21st century, interviewing its weird and dabid practitioners, musing on its implications and weaving it all into cavid globetrotting travelogue.

It is relentlessly interesting. Nov 13, Joe Richards rated it it was amazing. Although there’s a discography at the back, it’s more than a little frustrating, as some of the works discussed are almost impossible to track down as physical recordings look, I’m old, okay? Toop has a beautiful, slightly eerily deadpan prose style, and an extraordinarily wide range of reference.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Clean Tone Falling Kaffe Matthews. In the eye of the storm stands David Toop, shedding light on the most interesting music now being made, wherever he finds it. Dave Trenkel rated it it was amazing Mar 26, I like my music in the shape of a physical artefact but there are enough anecdotes, observations, and narrative detours that it’s an entertaining read. A bit too anecdotal ultimately.

Haunted Weather is part personal memoir and part travel journal, as well as an intensive survey of recent developments in digital technology, sonic theory and musical practice.


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Haunted Weather : Music, Silence, and Memory

May 19, Loren added it. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Showing of 2 reviews. By the end of this book, you might even be tempted to say that John Cage and his acolytes behaved as they did because they hated music.

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If anything, one is likely to be frustrated by the fact that Toop refuses to make value judgments. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The vogue for it is tied into a techno-hippy line of reasoning that favours evolution “bottom-up” over design “top-down”. The new sound art is about experience for its own sake, about taking marvellous imaginary journeys with the ears, about empowering the listener as much as the practitioner.

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