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This is “generative music”, heir to Mozart’s dice games and Cage’s experiments with chance. Toop discusses the work of film composer Toru Takemitsu, the “background free oscillations of the Earth”, and the idea of silence itself: Read more Read less. Lists with This Book. Along the way Toop probes into the meaning of sound and hauhtedoffering fascinating insights into how computers can be used for improvisation. Return to Book Page.

Write a customer review. May 19, Loren added it. I know I’ll be coming back to this.

Five Star; 1st edition October 1, Language: Beautiful, challenging and nourishing. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Is it better than that CD of a generator’s hum? Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Account Options Sign in. Only occasionally does a kind of reflex snobbery lower the tone: To ask other readers questions about Haunted Weatherplease sign up.

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’. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Digital technology has changed the ways in which music is perceived, stored, distributed, mediated and created. Reading it challenged me to use my ears afresh, and to think about what music can be. The swellings of traffic noise outside the window sound like waves beating against the shore.

As Toop rightly points out, birdsong is not music. Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom: Toop ‘s compiling sense is flawless. Stephen rated it liked it Feb 27, Digital technology has changed the ways in which music is perceived, stored, distributed, mediated, and created.

The problem with most generative music is that, listening to it, you begin to fear that you might be trapped for ever inside an elevator. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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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.

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Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. A heady subject reach, full of wonder, analysis and reflection, Toop’s delivery is nonetheless relatable and involving.


In the eye of the storm stands David Toop, shedding light on the most interesting music now being made, wherever he finds it. In the eye of the storm stands David Toop, shedding light on the most interesting music now being made?

As Eno puts it to Toop, generative music is like gardening – you plant the seed and watch it grow. The new sound art is about experience for weater own sake, about taking marvellous imaginary journeys with the ears, about empowering the listener as much as the practitioner.

Track Listing – Disc 1. Sean Rooney rated it really liked it May 28, This two-CD compilation album came out in conjunction with David Toop davie book of the same title.

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I like my music in the shape of a physical artefact but there are enough anecdotes, observations, and narrative detours that it’s an entertaining read. Arun rated it really liked it Aug 21, If that makes it sound dry, it’s not: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

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