David Toop: An Ocean of Sound

David will be doing selective readings from his book An Ocean of Sound which is "an extraordinary work of sonic history that travels from the rainforests of amazonias to virtual Las Vegas...An ethereal culture absorbed in perfume, light and ambient sound developed in response to the intangibility of 20th century communications. David Toop traces the evolution of this culture, through Erik Satie to the Velvet Underground; Miles Davies to Jimi Hendrex; from new rhythmic and tonal influences to the sounds of war, machines, and the new digital revolution"

David Toop is a writer, musician and recording artist. His first book is the acclaimed Rap Attack which is now in its second edition. Screen ceremonies, his latest CD is available from Wire Editions.