David Toop, Natasha Anderson and Greg Malcolm


Internationally renowned writer, musician and curator David Toop visits NZ for the first time for one public lecture and performance at the Kenneth Myers Centre in Auckland. Also appearing will be Greg Malcolm and Natasha Anderson. David Toop is author of the acclaimed books Rap Attack, Exotica, Ocean of Sound and Haunted Weather. Ocean of Sound is typical of his wide-ranging sonic interests, jumping effortlessly from Sun Ra to Brian Eno to Lee Scratch Perry to Kraftwerk, interspersed with visits to the sound worlds of Amazon rainforests and David Lynch’s Hollywood.

His latest book Haunted Weather contemplates the implications of making music in a digital age. In 2000, Toop curated Sonic Boom, the UK’s biggest exhibition of sound art, for London’s Hayward Gallery. He also regularly writes for magazines such as The Wire, has compiled numerous compilations and released many albums of his own, starting with his first album New and Rediscovered Musical Instruments, which was released on Brian Eno’s Obscure label in 1975. His forthcoming album Sound Body will be released by David Sylvian’s samadhisound label in 2007.

Melbourne-based Natasha Anderson uses digital processing to coax other-worldly sounds from her contrabass recorder, a remarkable instrument with an exquisite palette of sounds.

Christchurch-based Greg Malcolm makes hypnotically beautiful music on a bizarre range of custom guitars (often played all at once) and has been in hot demand abroad since the release of his Swimming In It album on Belgium label Kraak.

10 December 2006 – Auckland – Kenneth Myers Centre
with: Greg Malcolm .

START: SUN 10 DECEMBER 2006, 12:00 PM