FLUTTER ECHO: LIVING WITHIN SOUND
Wednesday, September 18th, ISSUE is pleased to present a conversation and performance from renowned musician and author David Toop alongside free improviser and composer Tania Caroline Chen — both artists’ debut appearance at ISSUE. One of the most significant figures in contemporary modern music thinking, writing and reportage, Toop has created a remarkably distinctive publishing history of intensified studies into World Music in relation to popular (as well as marginalized) contemporary trends. The evening celebrates the publication of Toop’s autobiography Flutter Echo: Living Within Sound by Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace Library.
Flutter Echo is an essay in sonic memory, the heart fluttering as time loops in long and short delays, the reverberation of sounds from moving sources ricocheting in the air between parallel surfaces, their transformation in enclosed acoustic space a metaphor of bodies and thought forms abraded and made barely recognizable by cycles of time and the circumstances of life. A memoir of a lifetime working within sound, listening, and music, David Toop’s Flutter Echo opens into new collaborative possibilities with Tania Caroline Chen.