London Cafe Oto, United Kingdom
Andrew “Giblet” Brenner joins Steve Beresford, David Toop, Max
Eastley, Nag and Bendle to perform songs of the reformed post-punk
group and celebrate the re-release of their entire catalogue on the
Staubgold label. London Cafe Oto, 4 June, 8pm, £8/£7.
On The Cover: Babble On! – In a 20 page special, Wire
contributors assess and rethink the relationship between
underground music and words, text and language. Including Rob Young
on songs about themselves, Ken Hollings on Cage’s pulverised
language, Derek Walmsley on dread talk, Alasdair Roberts on verbal
jousting, Daniel Spicer on hip semantics, David Toop on Improv
words and gestures, Nina Power on female machine voices, Hua Hsu on
vocalese, Marcus Boon on profane rappers, Rory Gibb on Footwork’s
vocal science, and more.
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London SoundFjord, United Kingdom
Audiovisual installation by the Cork based artist, plus a live
performance by his Quiet Club project with Mick O’Shea. David Toop
appears on the opening night (22 May, 7:30pm–9:30pm, free). Anthony
Kelly and David Stalling of sound art labela nd publishers Farpoint
Records in conversation (1 June, 2pm–5pm, free). London SoundFjord,
23 May–7 June.
From David Lynch to Sun Ra, Kate Bush to Erik Sykes, John Zorn
to Luther Vandross, David Toop donates his interview tapes to the
National Sound Archive.
A composition by David Toop based on British
conceptual artist John Latham's idea of "Flat Time" is being
performed tomorrow by John Butcher,...
We had so much fun with last year’s ethnographic music special
Music From The Lost Worlds (20 October 2011) that we decided to
do it all again....
Touch music continues its 30th anniversary
celebrations with a two dayer in London. Atmospheres 4 will host
performances by Thomas Köner,...
David Toop's opera, Star-shaped Biscuit ,
will be performed at Aldeburgh in Snape Maltings this September, in
one of Snape's derelict buildings....
Arthur Russell died in obscurity of AIDS in
1992. Yet this New York composer was a true visionary, traversing
dub, disco and minimalism and anticipating the 90s obsession with
musical hybrids. David Toop pays tribute. This article was
originally published in The Wire 134 (April 1995).
A public resignation from David Toop. This
article was originally published in The Wire 166 (December
Peruse Reynolds's web link Toopology,
accompanying his feature "Tales From Toopographic Oceans" that
looks at the cultural politics of his fellow author and critic,
David Toop, in The Wire 338.
On the cover: Earth – Joseph Stannard finds
out why the Seattle slowrockers are away with the fairy folk and
investigating the Old, Weird Albion. Plus: Julia Holter, Michael E
Veal's King Tubby Primer, Ghost Box Invisible Jukebox, Haroon Mirza
Cross Platform, The Ex write about their trips to Ethiopia, Vicki
Bennett's Collateral Damage, Emptyset, :zoviet*france: and
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Daniela Cascella, David Toop and Salomé
Voegelin practice the art of listening at the 2011 edition of Off
The Page festival which took place 11–13 February at the Playhouse
The Wire and Sound And Music will be
hosting the second Off The Page festival in February 2012. From
24–26 February we'll be decamping to The...
A special edition presenting rare
ethnographic recordings from the collection of writer, musician and
Wire contributor David Toop. Also available on Soundcloud.
This special edition of Adventures In Modern
Music presents rare and unheard ethnographic recordings from
the collection of writer, musician and...
The first of Sound And Music 's series of interviews by David
Toop is now available to listen to online. The series is part of
On the cover: Not Not Fun: Simon Reynolds
finds dub, disco and DIY driving the LA label that’s home to LA
Vampires, Pocahaunted, Ducktails, Sun Araw, The Deeep and others.
Plus: Andrew Nosnitsky on bedroom rap, David Toop's mellow soul,
Daniel Miller's Invisible Jukebox, Micachu & The Shapes,
Ekoplekz, UbuWeb's Kenneth Goldsmith and much more
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