David Toop - Flutter Echo: Living With Sound
David Toop has become one of our most significant touchstones of contemporary music writing and reportage. Employing intensified studies into World Music in relation to popular (as well as marginalized) contemporary trends, Toop has created one of the most distinctive publishing histories of modern music thinking for our times. Flutter Echo is his memoir of a life enchanted with all aspects of music both composed and abstract. Toop's personal growth as a practicing musician, visual artist, and witness to some of the most significant events in modern music history is a completely fascinating view into a world of considered thought and random access. From recording for Brian Eno's Obscure Records imprint in 1975 to co-publishing the radical music magazines Musics and Collusion to developing music programming for BBC to releasing recordings he personally made of Yanomami Shaman rituals to working with artists such as creative pop icon Bjoerk and Jamaican dub pioneer Prince Far-I, Toop has experienced one of the most interesting and dynamic timelines in the dynamic world of our contemporary sound world. Player, listener, scholar, reporter, communitarian, parent, iconoclast - David Toop brings his own life in music to focus in a remarkable, wonder-filled, engaging read.
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