David Toop at the Totally Huge New Music Festival Reviewed

From RealTime Arts:

Just as Van Eyck drew on an iconographic tradition of depicting readers lost in beatific contemplation on the Ghent altarpiece, so Toop drew on a shared—though less explicitly understood—sonic vocabulary to depict moments of midnight lucidity in his performances for the ICMC and the Totally Huge New Music Festival. While including iconographic sound symbols (the rustling of pages or a dog snoring), this vocabulary also included more abstract qualities that enabled Toop to include sounds of widely divergent origins in the same musical atmosphere.