David Toop

David Toop

David Toop

David Toop has published five books, including Ocean of Sound, Haunted Weather, and Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener. He has released eight solo albums, including Screen Ceremonies, Black Chamber and Sound Body. Exhibitions he has curated include Sonic Boom at the Hayward Gallery, London, PlayingJohn Cage at Arnolfini, Bristol, and Blow Up at Flat-Time House, London. Visiting Professor at Leeds College of Music, he is a Senior Research Fellow at London College of Communication.

Musicians he has worked with include Brian Eno, John Zorn, Prince Far I, Jon Hassell, Derek Bailey, Talvin Singh, Evan Parker, David Cunningham, Scanner, Ivor Cutler, Akio Suzuki, Jin Hi Kim, Frank Chickens, Alasdair Roberts and Henry Grimes. Having composed and written a 90-minute chamber opera, Star-shaped Biscuit, under the auspices of a Jerwood Foundation/Adeburgh Music fellowship, he is currently developing music-theatre works for live voice, HD video and digital sound. He is also researching and writing a new book – Into the Maelstrom: Improvised Music In Pursuit of Freedom.

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