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Haunted Weather by David Toop
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it was amazing

'Haunted Weather' serves as something between a travel diary, rich with descriptive examples of fascinating and unique performances, compositions, interviews, observations and memories, and a meditation on the relationships between sound, silence, performer and audience.

A heady subject reach, full of wonder, analysis and reflection, Toop's delivery is nonetheless relatable and involving. It's hard to finish a chapter without stopping to research the composition or performer as they are described. It is relentlessly interesting.

As an introduction to David Toop, it has been a deeply impressionable one. His thoughtful and incredibly aware listening abilities are eye-opening, and his breadth of knowledge and cultural awareness is inspiring. Recommended.

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Reading Progress

July 31, 2016 – Started Reading
July 31, 2016 – Shelved
November 6, 2016 –
page 210
59.66%
November 13, 2016 – Finished Reading

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