Ocean of Sound

Ocean of Sound

Ambient sound and radical listening in the age of communication

by David Toop

Foreword by Michel Faber

Published by: Serpent's Tail

320 pages, 5.00 x 7.75 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781788160308
  • Published: October 2018


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David Toop's extraordinary work of sonic history travels from the rainforests of Amazonas to the megalopolis of Tokyo via the work of artists as diverse as Brian Eno, Sun Ra, Erik Satie, Kate Bush, Kraftwerk and Brian Wilson. Beginning in 1889 at the Paris exposition when Debussy first heard Javanese music performed, Ocean of Sound channels the competing instincts of 20th century music into an exhilarating, path-breaking account of ambient sound.