Marcus Boon is a writer, DJ and associate professor of contemporary literature and cultural studies in the English department at York University, Toronto, Canada. His work moves between interests in sound and music cultures of all kinds, transcendental and spiritual cultures and practices of various sorts, contemporary popular cultures around the world and theory of the most incomprehensible but valid kind.
Aside from teaching, Boon has written about music for the New Musical Express, Wire, Signal to Noise and others. He is the author of The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs, editor of America: A Prophecy by Sparrow and wrote the introduction to Walter Benjamin’s On Hashish. He has been DJing and performing for 20 years. The Orixasound project is concerned with amplified transmission of sustained tones, field recordings of nature sound, folk musics from around the world and silence.
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