Haunted Weather has ratings and 14 reviews. sphamilton said: Dipping again into this fantastic book about music and sound, and how they are affected.. . Haunted Weather by David Toop, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Haunted Weather: Music, Silence, and Memory – David Toop on AllMusic – – This.
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But since it is sold separately, this review will focus on the album as a stand-alone artifact. 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.
Very informative, and full of nice revelations on the nature of our perception of sounds and their connection to the way we see and remember the world. The new sound art is about experience for its weaher sake, weatheg taking marvellous imaginary journeys with the ears, about empowering the listener as much as the practitioner. Track Listing – Disc 1. The problem with most generative music is that, listening to it, you begin to fear that you might be trapped for ever inside an elevator.
Haunted Weather is not just a deeply thoughtful and richly populated survey of modern experimental music, it? Haunted Weather is hainted personal memoir and part travel journal, as well as an intensive survey of recent developments in digital technology, sonic theory and musical practice. Read it years ago, need to read it again. David Toop eloquently and mindfully discusses what are, for me, the most interesting aspects of experimental music across countries and time.
These non- random stop-overs make the book a slow weathr, as the reader is left to do a lot of the piecing together. Serpent’s Tail- Computers – pages.
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His wealth of musical knowledge provides inspiration for anyone interested in music. Line 3 Evan Parker. Toop has a beautiful, slightly eerily deadpan prose style, and an extraordinarily wide range of reference. Lists with This Book. Share your thoughts with other customers. May 19, Loren added it. Along the way Toop probes into the meaning of sound and silenceoffering fascinating insights into how computers can be used for improvisation.
Customers who bought this item also bought. Track Listing – Disc 2. A domestic soundscape of fridge hum, fly buzz and fluorescent-light whine is dizzyingly complex in its shifting harmonic relationships. Contents beginning with a slight breeze.
A heady subject reach, full of wonder, analysis and reflection, Toop’s delivery is nonetheless relatable and involving. The kind of new-age inverted snobbery that derides some of history’s most sublime artistic work in order to worship the mechanisms of Gaia is profoundly anti-humanist. Each artist is represented by a striking piece, often a groundbreaking one, and these pieces are sequenced into quasi-seamless play lists that gently guide the listener through their extremes and contradictions.
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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. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings. The closer to nature we get, the more we jettison what separates us from the other animals. See 1 question about Haunted Weather…. Although there’s a discography at the back, it’s more than a little hanuted, as some of the works discussed are almost impossible to track down as physical recordings look, I’m old, okay?
Tony rated it really liked it Aug 24, Yet this is part of the pleasure to be found in Toop’s writing- like a brilliant but challenging piece of music, the book offers an experience in which the mind of the reader is engaged as more than just a passive receptor of received ideas and emotion. Ray rated it liked it Mar 04, Several years after I first read it, I weatehr pick it up continuously to read sections at random.
Haunted Weather : Music, Silence, and Memory
Stephen rated it liked it Feb 27, Apr 27, sphamilton rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Dafid colletion of essays about the nature of music and, more broadly, the human experience of sound or its absence. Refresh and try again. Experimental Music Since Toop discusses the work of film composer Toru Takemitsu, the “background free oscillations of the Earth”, and the idea of silence itself: Haunted Weather is an intensive survey of recent developments in digital technology, sonic theory, and musical practice.
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