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By David Toop

Ocean of Sound starts in 1889 on the Paris Exposition whilst Debussy first heard Javanese song played. An airy tradition absorbed in body spray, gentle and ambient sound constructed in accordance with the intangibility of twentieth century communications. David Toop lines the evolution of this tradition, via Erik Satie to the Velvet Undergound; Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix.

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Two players shared control of tone, volume and tuning for each radio. The performance began after midnight when the air waves were relatively quiet. and composer Henry Cowell decided that this had spoiled. the piece. Cage disagreed. " "I remember going to a lecture by John Cage a long time ago", says Robin. "I found it really liberating when he was talking about listening to music at home and there was building work going on next door. ' and he just had to accept the fact that this waS part of the sound.

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A bar of hi-hat cymbal. than "Acid Tracks", perhaps a reflection of Larry Heard's career as·a . &Band jazz fw;ion to rock. "We did alot of abstract ,rock'" he told me when I interviewed him in 1989. "Yes, Rush and Genesis. I was a drummer so I was really crazy about Neil Peart. " iBothJefferson's enthusiasm for Black Sabbath and Heard's idolisation of progressive. rock drummer Peart were bemusing at the time. According to stereotypical divisions of taste by skin colour and culture, black musicians were supposed to be listening to·soul.

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