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Portal 06/12/2010

December 2010

"Not Black Metal. Not theory. Not not Black Metal. Not not theory. Black Metal theory. Theoretical blackening of Metal. Metallic blackening of theory. Mutual blackening. Nigredo in the intoxological crucible of symposia."

The Portal from Issue 297

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November 2010

"Each album is made using free software at every stage of its production – that is, software which can be modified and freely redistributed, with the proviso that users must be able to continue to customise the code..." – from Keith Moliné's Unofficial Channels article in The Wire 322

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Portal 10/11/2010

November 2010

"Under No Enchantment (But My Own)" taken from Roberts's 2009 album Spoils, filmed around Glasgow and Callander, Scotland.

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Portal 08/11/2010

November 2010

The artist's rendition of "New Oysters" by the 17th century composer and folk archivist Thomas Ravenscroft was made as part of a series of installations in the square mile, Surround Me: A Song Cycle For The City Of London. The installation itself can be visited/heard at London's Change Alley every weekend until 2 January 2011. Philipsz is currently shortlisted for the 2010 Turner Prize.

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Portal 05/11/2010

November 2010

The composer will be performing his only UK date this year as part of the London International Festival Of Exploratory Music on 6 November. LIFEM takes place at London Kings Place & St Etheldreda’s Church, 3–7 November and is supported by The Wire. Click here for more information.

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Portal 04/11/2010

November 2010

Recorded at Paper Tiger Studios, Lafayette Street, New York and later broadcast on public access television.

Tetsuo Kogawa will be performing at Cut & Splice festival tonight with Nicolas Collins, Resonance Radio Orchestra and Keith Rowe. London Wilton's Music Hall, 4 November, doors 6:30pm.

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Portal 02/11/2010

November 2010

A collection of online sound maps compiled by the blog Weird Vibrations. The first post categorises the maps under the themes Collaborative Documentary, Composition/Artwork, Preservation and Policy Data. The second post presents a selection of maps recommended by readers.

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Portal 29/10/2010

October 2010

In The Dark aims to question the way people think about story telling through sound. To this end, they've recently started a "Sound Bank", which offers funding of £500–£1500 towards the production of new audio pieces of 3 to 15 minutes. They're also hosting an evening of audio works at London's Whitechapel Gallery, 18 November, 8pm.

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Portal 28/10/2010

October 2010

Included are excerpts from orchestral, choral and electroacoustic works composed over the past three decades, including Kâmakalâ, Fluctuante-Immuable, Yo-In, Erkos and Galaxies.

Eloy's Shânti and Gaku-No-Michi, which have recently been released by the label hors territoires, was reviewed by Rob Young in The Wire 321

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Portal 27/10/2010

October 2010

Grand Junction by Charles Linehan and Exodus, choreographed by Robert Connor and Loretta Yurrick performed by Dance Theatre Of Ireland.

Charles Linehan will be presenting two new works in London tonight: one performed to a vintage electronic work by Delia Derbyshire, one with live music composed and performed by Richard Skelton (A Broken Consort, Harlassen). London Greenwich Dance, 27–29 October, 7:45pm, £15/£12. Supported by The Wire

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Portal 26/10/2010

October 2010

Contains excerpts from the forthcoming documentary Tom Zé: Liberated Astronaut which will be screened at London's ICA, 29 October, 8:30pm, supported by The Wire.