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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By the end of hwunted book, you might even be tempted to say that John Cage and his acolytes behaved as they did because they hated music.

Haunted Weather

Toop discusses the work of film composer Toru Takemitsu, the “background free oscillations of the Earth”, and the idea of silence itself: Along the way Toop probes into the meaning of sound and silenceoffering fascinating insights into how computers can be used for improvisation.

He’s been a music journalist and musician for decades, and has also done ethnographic work collecting music and sound. Track Listing – Disc 1. Proun rated it really liked it Jul 28, Perhaps one of the best books on music I’ve read, Haunted Weather offers insight into the diverse worlds of digital music, found sounds, soundscapes and improvisation.

Another colletion of essays about the nature of music and, more broadly, the human experience of sound or its absence. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His thoughtful and incredibly aware listening abilities are eye-opening, and his breadth of knowledge and cultural awareness is inspiring. Wider questions concerning the significance of sound, noise and silence in space, perception and memory are also considered, as a continual yet often ignored presence in human society.


Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings. Paperbackpages. In the eye of the storm stands David Toop, shedding light on the most interesting music now being made? Music, Silence, and Memory by David Toop. It’s hard to finish a chapter without stopping to research the composition or performer as they are describe ‘Haunted Weather’ serves as something between a travel diary, rich with descriptive examples of fascinating and unique performances, compositions, interviews, observations and memories, and a meditation on the relationships between sound, silence, performer and audience.

I made that one up, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it exists. One of these items ships sooner than the other. 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. Oct 21, Penny rated it liked it Shelves: David Toop is a highly regarded author, music critic and musician.

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From inside the book. Since the publication of Haunted Weather, Toop has given many international public readings incorporating texts from the book with live mixing of relevant music.

Jazz Latin New Age. From research was carried out into the impact of digital tools such as the laptop computer on various forms of music and sound art, questioning whether a computer could davvid conventional instruments, and how effective it could be as an improvising device.


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Stuart rated it really liked it Aug 09, Write a customer review. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. The two CDs contain a total of 33 tracks a third of them are extracts from longer piecesmost of them from the late ’90s or early s. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Since he has released three solo albums, curated five compilation albums including the soundtrack to Ocean of Soundand the sound and music exhibition at the Hayward Gallery – ‘Sonic Boom’.

Digital technology has changed the ways in which music is perceived, stored, distributed, mediated, and created.

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Compare Alex Ross, Evan Eisenberg. 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 about CDs of “music” hxunted contain spans of silence punctuated by a few clicks, meet a man who loves to listen to jet engines, and discover davud sounds made by western North Atlantic fish.

He has a nice line in irony: Filament Otomo Yoshihide. Preview — Haunted Weather by David Toop. Book ratings by Goodreads. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Dave Trenkel rated it it was amazing Hanted 26, 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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