David Toop and Evan Parker performing Sharpen your Needles 5 at Cafe Oto.
“Old music. Dead music. Music of Death. Music of the ancestors. Music of the silent. Vulnerable as the dodo to rats, cats and pigs, a vast number of extraordinary musical forms became extinct across the globe during the 20th century, preserved on a scant number of recordings. Alongside the extinctions there is an endangered list of largely ceremonial musics preserved or recreated as museum pieces, tourist attractions, a desperate bid to re-awaken cultural and political identity. Who cares? Not a lot of people, apparently.”
Photo credit to Fabio Lugaro