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The book was constructed from lectures and essays written during the three years of research.
Haunted Weather is not just a deeply thoughtful and richly populated survey of modern experimental music, it? The title is a metaphor for a period of uncertainty and profound change.
Please weathher again later. His wealth of musical knowledge provides inspiration for anyone interested in music. Sections have been published in subsequent books, such as Audio Culture: Since baunted publication of Haunted Weather, Toop has given many international public readings incorporating texts from the book with live mixing of relevant music. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. It’s hard to finish a chapter without stopping to research the composition or performer as they are described.
Only occasionally does a kind of reflex snobbery lower the tone: Although there’s a discography at the back, it’s more than a little frustrating, as some of the works discussed are almost impossible to track down as physical recordings look, I’m old, okay? 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.
All these elements have been factored in his selection, and a wide selection it is. 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.
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Haunted Weather: Music, Silence, and Memory by David Toop
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’. Track Listing – Disc 1. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I know I’ll be coming back to this. Lists with This Book.
His wealth of musical knowledge provides inspiration for anyone interested in music. Book ratings by Goodreads. The Forth Bridge, aeroplanes and Mozart’s 40th Symphony are pretty startling achievements.
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Three Active Serves Sarah Peebles. The Evolution of Sound in the Electronic Age. Haunted Weather is still just a compilation album and detractors of the format davdi not be converted, but it is a highly personal one, with a higher than average level of quality and interest. Digital technology has changed the ways in which music hanuted perceived, stored, distributed, mediated, and created.
Sheikh Tajamul rated it really liked it Mar 13, David Toop is a highly regarded author, music critic and musician. In this book he plays the role of omnivorous collector rather than weatber. I made that one up, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it exists.
Serpent’s Tail- Computers – pages. 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 roop contradictions. Refresh and try again. Set up a giveaway.
The book Haunted Weather with accompanying 2-CD compilation released by Staubgold 52, is an outcome of these investigations, but it also has become a survey of experimental music and contemporary sonic art practice.
Explore the Home Gift Guide. One possible response would be to say that desires to analyse and judge are a hangover from the old hierarchical days of composer, conductor and audience. Reading it challenged me to use my ears afresh, and to think about weaher music can be. And for that, it is a complete success.