Columns

Bell Labs: Indigenius

July 2015

"This foreigner has taken us to a beautiful place but he hasn’t bought us lunch yet". Clive Bell looks at the endangered music of southeast Asian hilltribes and John Moore's Indigenius label

Columns

Continuous Drift

July 2015

Ian Maleney visits a new interactive sound installation in Dublin, with contributions by David Blamey, FM3, Mattin, Sarah Pierce, Steve Roden, Wolfgang Voigt, Mark Peter Wright, Miki Yui and others

Columns

As Big As The Sky

July 2015

"As Big As The Sky is essentially a 21st century comedy of errors, an ideal genre to portray such a grotesque reality." Marinus de Ruiter attends a premiere of an opera eight years in the making

Essay

Eye And I

July 2015

Mike Barnes joins Boredoms and 87 other cymbal players on stage at London’s Barbican – but not before experiencing a symbolic crisis of choice

The Portal

Archive Portal: Ornette Coleman

June 2015

In the third of our series of posts shining a light into the darker recesses of The Wire's back issues archive, Tony Herrington continues our online tribute to Ornette Coleman by selecting seven articles that expand on the theories and music of the late saxophonist and composer

The Portal from Issue 375

Qawwali music portal

June 2015

Chris Hladowski presents a wayward selection of some musical genres, instruments and regional characteristics of Pakistan and neighbouring areas, based largely on late-night YouTube sessions, web searches and the odd foray to the library