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Tracks from Issue 375

Listen: Roscoe Mitchell tracks

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Stream a selection of tracks by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago founder, AACM member, improvisor, composer, team player and soloist Roscoe Mitchell, on the cover of The Wire 375

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Bell Labs: The Benshi Refuses To Die

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"In the very early days, when all film came from the US, benshi could explain the projection technology and also mediate strange western customs to the Japanese audience." Clive Bell on the narration of silent cinema in Japan, the Burmese record industry and Ugandan Video Jokers

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Philip Clark: Asleep at the wheel

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"No one is saying anyone ought to sleep through music – just that you might as well make the best of it when the inevitable happens." Philip Clark on the pleasures of Francisco López, Bruckner and blindfolds

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Biocomputers and slime mould circuits

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"Compositions based on data run the risk of sounding less interesting than the descriptions of the conceptual thought gone into their construction." Emily Bick journeys to the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research in Plymouth

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