RICERCA RADICALE | In conversation with David Toop [CANCELED]
March 10, Frittelli Arte Contemporanea, 17.00 hrs
RICERCA RADICALE | In conversation with David Toop
David Toop is one of the most iconic figures in experimental music of the past forty years. A leading figure in the British improvisational scene, member of the Flying Lizards, and now active as a musician with a number of collaborations, Toop is also one of the most important names in avant-garde music criticism, being a long-time collaborator of Wire Magazine and the author of fundamental texts such as Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary Worlds. He is also active in the curatorial and academic fields (he is a professor of Audio Culture and Improvisation at London College of Communication) as well as a researcher in world music with an ethnographic interest, as shown by the recent publication of Lost Shadows: In Defense of the Soul, an album that contains the recordings made by Toop in 1978 of Yanomami shamanic rituals.
The conversation will be structured upon Toop’s vast interests and multifaceted activity, and will be conducted by Giulia Sarno, PhD student in History of Entertainment at the University of Florence.
In collaboration with the Research Doctorate in History of Arts and Entertainment of the SAGAS Department of the University of Florence (Dottorato di Ricerca in Storia delle Arti e dello Spettacolo del Dipartimento SAGAS dell’Università degli studi di Firenze)
The event will be followed by TRK. Sound Club con David Toop e Rie Nakajima, 21.00 hrs: admission 5€
Frittelli Arte Contemporanea: Via Val di Marina 15, (Novoli) Florence
[photo © Paul Hudson ]