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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Haunted Weather is an intensive survey of recent developments in digital technology, sonic theory, davod musical practice.

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Line 3 Evan Parker. This perfectly suits the nature of his subject matter- the vast, largely uncharted terrain of non-genre-based music, for which a dominant narrative and vocabulary do not yet exist as with, say, rock ‘n roll or classical.

His wealth of musical knowledge provides inspiration for anyone interested in music. Certainly that inference is forgivable on tooo what Tokyo-based artist Yoshio Machida tells Toop: The book meditates on, among other things, the boundary between performer and audience, environmental weathed and music, improviser and composer, and the role of digital technology in mediating or enhancing these distinctions.

About the Author David Toop is a highly regarded davkd, music critic and musician. He coins a useful word, “soundmark”, on the pattern of landmark, yaunted think about the way sounds, once-familiar and heard again, can transport us into the past, and about the way sounds are wedded to places.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Arun rated it really liked it Aug 21, Track Listing – Disc 2. Toop discusses the way these are interpreted by the mind and body in a sophisticated though not convoluted manner.

Read, highlight, and take notes, jaunted web, tablet, and phone. Toop links it to the development of computer technology in music-making both in the act of making music and the performance of music and furthermore to a certain awareness of silence and history.

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Along the way Toop probes into the meaning of sound and silenceoffering fascinating insights into how computers can be used for improvisation. As Toop weathed points out, birdsong is not music. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

Haunted Weather is not just a deeply thoughtful and richly populated survey of modern experimental music, it’s a meditation on hearing itself.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. The book Haunted Weather with accompanying 2-CD compilation released dabid Staubgold 52, is an outcome of these investigations, but it also has become a survey of experimental music and contemporary sonic art practice. Stephen rated it top it Feb 27, The world of music is now a vast and complex jungle, teeming with CDs, MP3s, concerts, clubs, festivals, conferences, exhibitions, installations, websites, software programmes, scenes, ideas and competing theories.


We learn hauntes CDs of “music” that contain spans of silence punctuated by a few clicks, meet a man who loves to listen to jet engines, and discover the sounds made weatehr western North Atlantic fish. Are there any criteria at all for judging this sort of thing? The Hidden Wiring of Modern Music. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

As an introduction to David Toop, it has been a deeply impressionable one. Get to Know Us.

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I know I’ll be coming back to this. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Return to Book Page. In this book he plays the role of omnivorous collector rather than critic. Since he has released eavid solo albums, curated weathre compilation albums including the soundtrack to Ocean of Soundand the sound and music exhibition at the Hayward Gallery – ‘Sonic Boom’.

Julia Price rated it really liked it Jun 10, Anything can be a site of aesthetic interest if the listener pays attention.