News

The Wire online 2014 roundup

Including noise in Shanghai, Borbetomagus documentaries, the revitalised FM radio spectrum, whalesong, ventriloquism, John Fahey's paintings and more

News

Essay

Free Folk

Free+Folk

Helen Morris braves encroaching tides and shifting sands to attend the Fanø Free Folk Festival, and asks what – or who – “experimental folk” might be?

On Air

Rewired 4 December 2014

Rewired+4+December+2014

Listen again to last week's show on NTS Radio, hosted by Katie Gibbons and Shane Woolman. This week the duo play tracks by Negativland, Donald Fraser, Tradesman, Grey Branches and others, plus Dale Cornish visits the studio to perform a live set

Video from Issue 370

15 Freedom Riders playlist

15+Freedom+Riders+playlist

Listen to a playlist based on the 15 Freedom Riders chart, part of the Freedom Principles essays in The Wire 370 – a survey looking at ideas of liberation in music and sound

Essay

Derek Walmsley: Jazz Searches For The New Land

Derek+Walmsley%3A+Jazz+Searches+For+The+New+Land

From newly independent nations of Africa to locations in the Far East and remote cosmos, jazz from the mid-1950s onwards imagined liberation through distant places and spaces. In a new series, Derek Walmsley journeys through the sketches of these new worlds. First call: Lee Morgan's "Search For The New Land"

Essay

Psychic Jams

Psychic+Jams

Kasper Opstrup cracks open the Third Mind and gets into the vibe with William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, Matmos, Jennifer Walshe, Tomomi Adachi, Kouhei Matsunaga and more