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Haunted Weather By David Toop

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Digital technology has changed the ways in which music is perceived, stored, distributed, mediated and created. Many of the changes seem too new, or too subtle, to understand fully. This title addresses these changes.

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Haunted Weather: Music, Silence, and Memory by David Toop

Digital technology has changed the ways in which music is perceived, stored, distributed, mediated and created. 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. In the eye of the storm stands David Toop, shedding light on the most interesting music now being made ? on laptops, in downtown bars in Tokyo, wherever he finds it. 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. Along the way Toop probes into the meaning of sound (and silence), offering fascinating insights into how computers can be used for improvisation. His wealth of musical knowledge provides inspiration for anyone interested in music.

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Haunted Weather Reviews

?Haunted Weather is not just a deeply thoughtful and richly populated survey of modern experimental music, it?s a meditation on hearing itself? Guardian ?One of Britain?s most celebrated writers on music? New Statesman ?Toop is up there with Eno as a theorist of ambient music? Wired ?The most interesting new music these days is being created on laptop computers and in downtown bars in Tokyo? Haunted Weather will look at the way people experience sound in the 21st century? Irish Times ?[Toop] has somehow managed to make the world of experimental music not just understandable but alluring for even the most virginal listener? this book is almost perfect? Independent on Sunday ?With Toop?s enthusiasm and accessible style, the world of the avant-garde needn?t seem like a closed club: Haunted Weather offers the perfect port of entry for the uninitiated? Record Collector ?A joy to read, whatever your musical taste? Buzz ?Toop is still light years ahead of a lot of the competition when it comes to documenting the often turbulent, but always fascinating world of contemporary sound exploration? Leeds Guide ?An unmissable, delightfully personal meander through the current sonic climate by esteemed writer/free musician Toop? Insight ?Toop rhapsodizes and roams widely, connecting his segments with quotes from novels, scientific treatises, personal anecdotes, and reflections on the famous tales of 20th century music? Signal to Noise

About David Toop

David Toop is a highly regarded author, music critic and musician. Since 1995 he has released three solo albums, curated five compilation albums (including the soundtrack to Ocean of Sound), and the sound and music exhibition at the Hayward Gallery - 'Sonic Boom'. His music journalism appears in The Wire, Book Forum, The Times and The Face.

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Haunted Weather: Music, Silence, and Memory by David Toop
David Toop
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