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Options March 3, 2012: David Toop: Slow Music - for Radio Boredcast


Slow music is only slow in a relative sense but there is a certain tempo, certainly slower than the norm, that has hypnotised me for more than 40 years. The body feels as if it runs at a certain pace but this is surely just a trick of perception – everything is moving according to different cycles, the most extreme of which contrast the passing now which has already gone with our infinitesimal place in the extendedness of the universe. I listen to this slow music (examples that have sustained me for almost a lifetime) in order to feel adjusted to the pace at which I feel most myself. (David Toop)

David Toop is a composer/musician, author and curator who has worked in many fields of sound art and music, including improvisation, sound installations, field recordings, pop music production, music for television, theatre and dance. He has published five books, including Ocean of Sound, Haunted Weather, and Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener. Exhibitions he has curated include Sonic Boom at the Hayward Gallery, London.

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Artist Track
Korean Confucian Music  A-ak   Options
Cardamomes, Cambodia, 1964  Animal Dance   Options
Javanese Gamelan - Jogjakarta  Gending Andong-Andong   Options
Joji Yuasa  Kota Uta Basho's 5 Haiku: No 1   Options
Taku Sugimoto  Marguerite   Options
Michiyo Yagi  Obsidan   Options
Sabu Orimo  Okami   Options
George Crumb  Otherworldly Resonances   Options
Sepik River: Abelam, Iatmul & Wam  Papua Flutes 4   Options
John Cage  Prelude For A Meditation   Options
Javanese Gamelan  Sekatan Kyahi Guntur Madu   Options
Antoine Beuger  Three Drops Of Rain/East Wind/Ocean   Options
Morton Feldman  Vertical Thoughts 2 (1963)   Options
Watazumido  Watazumi 7   Options
Tsar Teh-Yun  Water And Clouds Over The Rivers Hsiao And Hsiang   Options
Toru Takemitsu  Woman In The Dunes Song   Options

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