David Toop: Flutter Echo, Living Within Sound
Published by Ecstatic Peace Library, paperback, 208 pp, 2019
Introduction by Thurston Moore
“Ecstatic Peace Library are pleased to announce to the publication of Flutter Echo: Living Within Sound by English musician, composer, writer and sound curator David Toop. His thoughtful studies on listening and sounds have become significant touchstones of contemporary music writing, revealing the breadth of his musical tastes and the immensity of his sonic world. For the first time David Toop has opened up about his own experiences, musical journeys, bands, collaborations, studies, travels, editorial and curatorial assignments, family, friendships and ideas on community. Flutter Echo is his memoir of a life enchanted with all aspects of music that is witness to some of the most significant events in modern music history. From recording for Brian Eno’s Obscure Records imprint in 1975 to co-publishing the radical music magazines Musics and Collusion to developing music programming for the BBC to releasing recordings he made of Yanomami shaman rituals to working with artists such as creative pop icon Björk’” – Wire Magazine
The release of the book was supported by a 2 day residency at Cafe OTO, London.