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Bio

David Toop

David Toop has been developing a practice that crosses boundaries of sound, listening, music and materials since 1970, encompassing improvised performance, writing, electronic sound, field recording, exhibition curating, sound art installations and opera. It includes eight acclaimed books, including Ocean of Sound, Sinister Resonance, Into the Maelstrom, Flutter Echo and Inflamed Invisible. His 1978 Amazonas recordings of Yanomami shamanism and ritual were released on Sub Rosa as Lost Shadows. Solo records include New and Rediscovered Musical Instruments, Entities Inertias Faint Beings and Apparition Paintings and recent collaborations include Garden of Shadows and Light with Ryuichi Sakamoto.