Join us for our artist talk with David Toop – with a chance to meet the artist – where he'll be discussing working with voice and his recent contributions to the Wellcome Collection’s 2016 exhibition 'This is a Voice'. Taking place on Wednesday 5 October, 5.30-6.30pm. Free and open to all.
David Toop is a composer and musician, author and curator based in London. His work in sound art and music includes improvisation, sound installation, field recording, pop music production, music for television, theatre and dance.
He has recorded Yanomami shamanism in the Amazon, appeared on Top of the Pops, exhibited sound installations in Tokyo, Beijing and London’s National Gallery, and performed with artists ranging from John Zorn, Evan Parker, Bob Cobbing and Ivor Cutler to Akio Suzuki, Elaine Mitchener, Lore Lixenberg and Max Eastley.
He has published five books, including Ocean of Sound and Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener, released eight solo albums and curated exhibitions that include Sonic Boom at the Hayward Gallery.
His criticism includes writing for The Wire, The Face, Leonardo Music Journal and Bookforum. He is chair of audio culture and improvisation at University of the Arts London.
Part of the public programme organised by The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art. For full programme, please visit www.plymouthart.ac.uk/gallery/about-the-gallery