Life on the inside is a limited edition of an audio companion to French sculptor Pierre Besson's exhibition at Le Carré in 2014.
Never published before, this more than 30 minutes long musical ambient track was diffused inside of the sculpture of Pierre Besson, during the exhibition “D'objets noirs et de Choses carrées” (Black Objects and Square Things) at Le Carré, Centre d'art contemporain, Château-Gontier, France. This album is an excellent addition to the David Toop discography of any wide-ranging ambient fan.
Limited edition of 300 copies.
Published following Pierre Besson's exhibition “D'objets noirs et de Choses carrées” from January to March, 2014, at Le Carré, Centre d'art contemporain, Château-Gontier, France.
Born near London in 1949, David Toop is a musician, writer and sound curator.
He has published three books, numerous solo albums since his first album released on Brian Eno
's Obscure label in 1975, curated five CD compilations, composed the soundtrack for an outdoor spectacular under Lisbon Expo '98, recorded shamanistic ceremonies in Amazonas. He
worked with musicians including Brian Eno, John Zorn
, Prince Far I, Jon Hassell, Derek Bailey
, Talvin Singh, Evan Parker, Max Eastley
, Ivor Cutler, Haruomi Hosono, Jin Hi Kim and Bill Laswell
, and collaborated with artists from many other disciplines, including theatre director/actor Steven Berkoff, Japanese Butoh dancer Mitsutaka Ishii, sound poet Bob Cobbing, visual artist John Latham
, filmmaker Jae-eun Choi and author Jeff Noon.
As a critic and columnist he has written for many publications, including The Wire
, The Face
, The Times
, The Sunday Times
, The Guardian
, Black Book
, The New York Times
and The Village Voice