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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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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? Digital technology has changed the ways in which music is perceived, stored, distributed, mediated and created. Thanks for telling us about the problem. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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His wealth of musical knowledge provides inspiration for anyone interested in music. However, it’s far too anecdotical and dwells too much on japanese sound artists which leads to long, adoring, and repetitive paragraphs surrounding a single “untranslatable” japanese concept.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Five Star; 1st edition October 1, Language: It is this attitude of listening that informs contemporary experimental electronic music and sound art.

In this book he plays the role of omnivorous collector rather than critic. Showing of 2 reviews. 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. Return to Book Page.

Reading it challenged me to use my ears afresh, and to think about what music can be. Experience, both as a digital musician using new technology, and as an improvising musician from onwards, was also drawn upon.

Yet this is part of the pleasure to be found in Toop’s writing- like a brilliant but challenging piece of music, the book offers an experience in which the mind of the reader is engaged as more than just a passive receptor of received ideas and emotion. Daivd joy to read, whatever your musical taste?

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Since the publication of Haunted Weather, Toop has given many international public readings incorporating texts from davvid book with live mixing of relevant music. We learn about CDs of “music” that contain spans of silence punctuated by a few clicks, meet a man who loves to listen to jet engines, and discover the sounds made by western North Atlantic fish.

Account Options Sign in. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. 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.


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By the end of this book, you might even be tempted to say that John Cage and his acolytes behaved as they did because they hated music. Looking for beautiful books? Haunted Weather is an intensive survey of recent developments in digital technology, sonic theory, and musical practice.

The new sound art is about experience for its own sake, about taking marvellous imaginary journeys with the ears, about empowering the listener as much as the practitioner.

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

From inside the book. In the eye of the storm stands David Toop, shedding light on the most interesting music now being made? Trivia About Haunted Weather: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.