David TOOP

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1949-05-05
Education Broxbourne GS, Hornsey Coll of Art, Watford Coll of Art
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Style David Toop, Esq
Career musician, author, curator; played with Paul Burwell 1970-80, gave three illustrated music talks BBC Radio 3 1971-75, recorded three pieces for The Obscure Label 1975, launched record label Quartz 1978, recorded with Flying Lizards 1979, publisher and co-ed Collusion magazine 1981-83, pop music critic The Sunday Times 1986-88, monthly music columnist and feature writer The Face 1984-96, music critic The Times 1988-96; contrib to Arena, Wire, GQ, Bookforum, NY Times, Gramophone, Times Higher Education, and various books; composed soundtrack to Lisbon Expo Acqua Matrix night show spectacular 1998; curator Sonic Boom sound art exhbn (Hayward Gallery) 2000, sound curator Radical Fashion exbhn (V&A) 2001, curator Not Necessarily English Music (2 CD compliation for Leonardo Music Jl/MIT Press), composed and performed Siren Space Thames Festival 2002; sound installations: Tokyo ICC 2000, Bruges WAV Festival 2002, Charles Fort Kinsale 2005, Beijing Zhongshan Park 2005, Beijing Capital Museum 2006, Stourhead Garden 2006, Stavanger 2008, Nat Gallery 2009-10, Armitt Museum Ambleside 2012, Star-Shaped Biscuit (opera, performed at Snape Maltings) 2012; curator Playing John Cage (Arnolfini Bristol) 2006, curator Blow Up (Fiat Time House) 2010; London Coll of Communication: visiting research fell and visiting lectr Sch of Media 2000-05, AHRC research fell in creative and performing arts 2004-07, sr research fell 2007-; visiting prof Univ of the Arts London 2005-13, visiting prof Leeds Coll of Music 2012-; prof of audio culture and improvisation Univ of the Arts London 2013-; dir Unknown Devices: the Laptop Orchestra; memb: Electronic Music Fndn, Japanese Garden Soc, Takemitsu Soc; >ir< Buried Dreams (with Max Eastley) 1994, Screen Ceremonies (solo album) 1995, Pink Noir (solo album) 1996, Spirit World (solo album) 1997, Museum of Fruit (solo album) 1999, Hot Pants Idol (solo album) 1999, Needle in the Groove (with Jeff Noon) 2000, 37th Floor at Sunset (solo album) 2000, Black Chamber (solo album) 2003, Doll Creature (with Max Eastley) 2004, Sound Body (solo album) 2007
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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