David Toop is a musician, composer, writer, musicologist and sound curator.
He has published three books: Rap Attack, Ocean Of Sound and Exotica. His first album, New and Rediscovered Musical Instruments, was released on Brian Eno’s Obscure label in 1975; since 1995, he has released six solo albums: Screen Ceremonies, Pink Noir, Spirit World, Museum of Fruit, Hot Pants Idol and 37th Floor At Sunset: Music For Mondophrenetic..
He has worked with musicians including Brian Eno, John Zorn, Talvin Singh, and collaborated with artists from many other disciplines. As a critic he has written for many publications including the Wire, The Face, The Times, The Guardian, The New York Times and The Village Voice. He also has curated Sonic Boom, the UK’s largest exhibition of sound art displayed at the Hayward Gallery, London, From April to June 2000.