The Portal

Bass Clef's Portal

May 2012

Follow Ralph Cumbers aka Bass Clef's top picks of the web. Cumbers is featured in The Wire 340 in an article by Joseph Stannard.

The Portal from Issue 339

Benedict Drew's Portal

April 2012

Follow artist and musician Benedict Drew's choice links to cartoons, music and other online ephemera. Drew is featured in The Wire 339 in an article by Nick Cain. Drew's Gliss exhibition takes place at London's Cell Project Space, 19 April–27 May.

The Portal from Issue 338

Conlon Nancarrow Portal

March 2012

Read a selection of online resources about the late player piano composer, featured in an article by Philip Clark in The Wire 338. Links selected by Dominic Murcott, Head of Composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and artistic advisor to London Southbank Centre's forthcoming Nancarrow festival.

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Michael E Veal Portal

February 2012

Read about Michael E Veal's select web links. Veal's King Tubby Primer (illustrated by Savage Pencil) is in The Wire 337, his Dub: Soundscapes And Shattered Songs In Jamaican Reggae book is published by Wesleyan University Press.

The Portal from Issue 336

ICES 72 and Harvey Matusow Portal

January 2012

Find out more about Harvey Matusow, American ex-Communist and McCarthy collaborator-turned-avant garde impresario. Matusow promoted the International Carnival of Experimental Sound (ICES) at London's Roundhouse in 1972. ICES 72 – which involved AMM, John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Annea Lockwood, Steve Beresford, Lol Coxhill, David Bedford, Charlotte Moorman, Penny Rimbaud and many more – is featured in an article by Julian Cowley in The Wire 336.

The Portal from Issue 336

Linder's Portal

January 2012

Linder, author of The Wire 336 Epiphanies article on the work of artist Barbara Hepworth, shares her top picks of the web.

The Portal from Issue 334

Public Information Portal

December 2011

Read about the Public Information label's top picks of the web. The label, which focuses on archival releases and the "pre-digital soundworld" is featured in The Wire 334 in an article by Dan Barrow. Their next release is an anthology of work by the inventor and amateur electronic musician Fred Judd.

The Portal from Issue 333

Paul Gilroy Portal

October 2011

Paul Gilroy's Epiphanies article on two 1970 performances from The Voices Of East Harlem choir at the Isle Of Wight Festival and Albert Hall is featured in The Wire 333. Gilroy's latest book is Darker Than Blue: On The Moral Economies Of Black Atlantic Culture (Harvard University Press). On the cusp of the 1990s Gilroy wrote about jazz-funk and fusion for The Wire, in reviews and a regular column called New Fusion.

The Portal from Issue 332

Militant Tuning Portal

September 2011

Philip Clark's Primer on Militant Tuning in The Wire 332 looks at how Just Intonation, microtones and overtones are used as secret weapons in the fightback against the sonic tyranny of equal temperament.