By David Toop
A significant new paintings from one of many world's such a lot erudite, highbrow, and influential thinkers and writers approximately sound and music.
Sinister Resonance starts with the idea that sound is a haunting, a ghost, a presence whose position is ambiguous and whose lifestyles is transitory. The intangibility of sound is uncanny – an attractive presence within the head, at its aspect of resource and throughout. The shut listener is sort of a medium who attracts out substance from that which isn't solely there.
The historical past of listening has to be produced from the narratives of fantasy and fiction, ‘silent’ arts similar to portray, the resonance of structure, auditory artefacts and nature. In such contexts, sound frequently capabilities as a metaphor for mystical revelation, forbidden wishes, formlessness, the unknown, and the subconscious.
As if interpreting a map of hitherto unexplored territory, Sinister Resonance deciphers sounds and silences buried in the ghostly horrors of Arthur Machen, Shirley Jackson, Charles Dickens, M.R. James and Edgar Allen Poe, Dutch style portray from Rembrandt to Vermeer, artists as various as Francis Bacon and Juan Munoz, and the writing of many modernist authors together with Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, and James Joyce.