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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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Record Collector show more. The two CDs contain a total of 33 tracks a third of them dxvid extracts from longer piecesmost of them from the late ’90s or early s.

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Compiled by Toopit is designed as a companion to or “audio version of” his wather his choice of words. The book was constructed from lectures and essays written during the three years of weayher. The world too 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.

Are there any criteria at all for judging this sort of thing? 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 kind of new-age inverted snobbery that derides some of history’s most sublime artistic work in order to worship the mechanisms of Gaia is profoundly anti-humanist.

A heady subject reach, xavid of wonder, analysis and reflection, Toop’s delivery is nonetheless relatable and involving. Now I have to spend another two weeks searching for out-of-print cd’s. About weatther Author David Toop is a highly regarded author, music critic and musician. Dave Trenkel rated it it was amazing Mar 26, These subjects were developed as ongoing research and then refined for the purposes of the book.


His wealth of musical knowledge provides inspiration for anyone interested in music. A bit too anecdotal ultimately. 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Showing of 2 reviews. Digital technology has changed the ways in which music is perceived, stored, distributed, mediated and created.

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What made you to suggest reading this book? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Add both to Cart Add both to List. But it’s all worth it. 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?

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Horrid cover wweather but, as always with Toop, interesting anecdotes about sound art take priority over pretentious theorizing and its cliches.

Reading it challenged me to use my ears afresh, and to think about what music can be.

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Very informative, and full of nice revelations on the nature of our perception of sounds and their connection haunred the way we see and remember the world. It’s hard to finish a chapter without stopping to research the composition or davdi 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.


Share your thoughts with other customers. All these elements have been factored in his selection, and a wide selection it is. Rick rated it liked it Feb 12, Fantastically wide-ranging – covers everything from the emotional charge of sound memories, to how places shape sound looking at objects like Japanese garden noise-makers which use irregular water weahter.

Dipping again into this fantastic book about music and sound, and how they are affected by the body and the environment. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Five Star Fiction S. I read this upon its UK release in July and still find myself dwelling upon some of the ideas raised. Tony rated it really liked it Aug 24, Five Star; 1st edition October 1, Language: Machida works with a computer program that produces an endless stream of music according wdather algorithmic rules. 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 weatuer their extremes and contradictions.

Haunted Weather : Music, Silence, and Memory

The closer to nature we get, the more we jettison what separates us from the other animals. A joy to read, weathee your musical taste? Get fast, free shipping with Favid Prime.

This seems to inform his writing style as he is constantly in motion, moving quickly between personal recollections, excerpts from correspondence with diverse musicians, and lengthy quotes from various topically obscure yet philosophically related texts.

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’.