Profile:
Aura Satz & David Toop

Aura Satz’s practice encompasses film, sound, performance and sculpture. She has performed, exhibited and screened her work nationally and internationally, including Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery, the Wellcome Collection, BFI Southbank, Whitechapel Gallery, (London); the International Rotterdam Film Festival (Rotterdam); the London Film Festival (London); the New York Film Festival (NY); Anthology Film Archives (NY); Gallery 44 (Toronto); De Appel Art Centre (Amsterdam); IMMA (Dublin); Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead); George Eastman House (Rochester NY); The Sydney Biennale (Sydney) and Fridman Gallery (NY).

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David Toop has been developing a practice that crosses boundaries of sound, listening, music and materials since 1970. This practice encompasses improvised music performance (using hybrid assemblages of electric guitars, aerophones, bone conduction, lo-fi archival recordings, paper, sound masking, water, autonomous and vibrant objects), writing, electronic sound, field recording, exhibition curating, sound art installations and opera. It includes seven acclaimed books, including Rap Attack (1984), Ocean of Sound (1995), Sinister Resonance (2010) and Into the Maelstrom (2016), the latter a Guardian music book of the year, shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize. In 2017 his autobiography – Flutter Echo: Living Within Sound – was published by Du Books in Japan. He is currently Professor of Audio Culture and Improvisation at London College of Communication.

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