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Flutter Echo Festival celebrates David Toop's 70th birthday and autobiography

Celebrants include Thurston Moore, Daniela Cascella, Phil Minton and The Wire’s Tony Herrington

David Toop will host Flutter Echo Festival at London’s Cafe Oto in May. Celebrating the musician and longtime Wire contributor's 70th birthday, the event also marks the publication of his autobiography Flutter Echo: Living Within Sound by Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace Library. As we reported last year, Flutter Echo was first published in Japanese.

The festival line-up includes David himself, Steve Beresford, David Cunningham, Keiko Yamamoto, Thurston Moore, Mandhira de Saram, Mark Sanders, Phil Minton, Akio Suzuki, Aki Onda, DT, Elaine Mitchener, John Butcher, Terry Day, Tania Chen, Lucie Stepankova and Daniela Cascella. Plus an afternoon conversation between the birthday boy, The Wire Publisher Tony Herrington and Rozemin Keshvani, and a performance by the Toop-directed LCC student improvisation group Unknown Devices, featuring Yifeat Ziv, Doran Edwards, Kyrin Chen and Joe Johnson.

Flutter Echo Festival takes place between 4 & 6 May at London's Cafe Oto.