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Portal 14/01/2011

January 2011

A transcript of an interview with Ornette Coleman by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida...

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Portal 12/01/2010

January 2011

The comprehensive survey also includes sections focusing on historical sounds of the city, its wildlife, and travels further afield up the Thames estuary to the Hoo Peninsula in Kent.

The Portal from Issue 323

Andrew Nosnitsky's Portal

December 2010

Try and follow whatever bits and pieces of Lil B's sprawling mindspray actually proves intelligible, be that "rare and secrete [sic]" links to new songs or cat care tips.

The Portal from Issue 323

Joseph Stannard's Horror Portal

December 2010

In addition to its atmosphere of ‘backwoods horror’ BMT’s recent album Black Goat Of The Woods (Aurora Borealis) exudes an air of cosmic menace which can be traced back to the Weird Fiction of Arthur Machen and HP Lovecraft, conjecturing an aesthetic located on the membranous threshold between Shub Niggurath and Gunnar Hansen.

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Portal 07/12/2010

December 2010

Footage of a performance by Ken Vandermark, Andy Moor, Terrie Hessels and Paal Nilssen-Love at Rotterdam's Worm, 28 November, 2009.

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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

Unofficial Channels Portal

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.