David Toop is a British musician, composer, author and curator, whose work explores experimental, often electronic, music and sound art practice. His compositions have varied greatly in nature, from recordings of shamanistic ceremonies in Amazonas to collaborative improvisation with electronics.
Toop has released 12 albums, three of which were written in collaboration with sound artist Max Eastley, and published 5 books exploring themes in music and sound. Amongst other projects, Toop curated Sonic Boom, in 2000, the UK’s largest sound art exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London, and is a respected critic and essayist on the subject of experimental music and its related concepts and environments. Toop also directs an improvisation ensemble – Unknown Devices: The Laptop Orchestra – at London College of Communication, and his sound works have been exhibited worldwide.At RedSonic Festival, Toop will perform live amongst an array of speakers, the audience seated within their parameter. Toop will use a variety of electronics and voice, no doubt fed through many of his unusual devices, to produce unknown to us yet sounds and surprises.
The event takes place in the basement gallery, a cavernous space, decked out with multiple speakers surrounding
Please note that the performance will begin promptly at 7 pm, and there shall be no admittance thereafter.