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A joy to read, whatever your musical taste? The book meditates on, among other things, the boundary between performer and audience, environmental sound and music, improviser and composer, and the role of digital technology in mediating or enhancing these distinctions. The davud presents track-by-track information that lets the listener use this album as a starting point for further discoveries a feature too many compilers ignore.

Toop discusses the way these are interpreted by the mind and body in a sophisticated though not convoluted manner. Lists with This Book.

Toop recalls his weathe 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. May 23, Neugestalt rated it it was amazing.

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Reading it challenged me to use my ears afresh, and to think about what music can be. Looking for beautiful books? Contents beginning with a slight breeze. The “atmosphere” of a favourite place, Toop convincingly argues, usually has a larger aural component than we consciously realise. If you are toop seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Haunted Weather

About the Author David Toop is a highly regarded author, music critic and musician. Books by David Toop. In the eye of the storm stands David Toop, shedding light on the most interesting music now being made? Dagid 25, Joel rated it it was amazing. Riley Fitzgerald rated it really liked it Jan 01, Higher education Pop and rock Music books features.

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Stephen rated it liked it Feb 27, David Toop eloquently and mindfully discusses what are, for me, the most interesting aspects of experimental music across countries and time. Rather than argue a thesis, Toop’s style is the chase down a thread of meaning via the points at which various thoughts and anecdotes cross over. The closer to nature we get, the more we jettison what separates us from the other animals.

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By the end of this book, you might even be tempted weatherr say that John Cage and his acolytes behaved as they did because they hated music. As an introduction to David Toop, it has been a deeply impressionable one.

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See 1 question about Haunted Weather…. There’s also an interesting bit about how mechanisation and the industrialisation of the city led to a whole new industry devoted to suppressing sound: Beautiful, challenging and nourishing. One wants to say: Is it better than that CD of a generator’s hum? In the eye of the storm stands David Toop, shedd Digital technology has changed the ways in which music is perceived, stored, distributed, mediated and created.

Rick rated it liked it Feb 12, Haunter 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.