The Portal from Issue 330

Jan Anderzén Portal

August 2011

Jan Anderzén, the Finnish frontman of Kemialliset Ystävät and Tomutonttu is featured in The Wire 330 Invisible Jukebox, tested by Daniel Spicer. Anderzén's newest release is Nääksää nää mun kyyneleet by Tuusanuuskat, a collaboration between Tomutonttu and Es, aka Fonal Records’s Sami Sänpäkkilä.

The Portal from Issue 330

Global Ear: Kiev Portal

August 2011

The group are well-known in the Ukraine, and released their most recent album Dolce Vita in spring last year. They have been touring it for the last year across the Ukraine, Russia, Western Europe and America.

The Portal from Issue 330

Daphne Oram Portal

July 2011

Dan Wilson's article on Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and inventor of the Oramics machine, is in The Wire 330.

The Portal from Issue 328

Caroline Bergvall Portal

June 2011

"The powerful poet performer Anne Waldman reads her poem "Corset", a tribute to the life and work of the Russian born American anarchist revolutionary Emma Goldman in this live reading combined with historic footage: "And why we're never free of the imagination of J Edgar Hoover" and "Why am I daring to show my face"

The Portal from Issue 328

Global Ear: Hong Kong Portal

May 2011

"Based in Brookline, MA, and part-funded by the US National Endowment For The Humanities, Morning Sun is presented by the Independent TV Service and the Center For Asian American Media. One section offers period music, excerpts from feature films, the text of Mao's Little Red Book, personal diaries, and magazine articles; another focuses on the Mao cult. There are plentiful film-clips, music and images of the revolution."

This month's Global Ear on Hong Kong is co-authored by Andy Hamilton & James Steintrager.

The Portal from Issue 328

Ed Baxter Portal

May 2011

Resonance FM's programming director Ed Baxter has curated an exhibition at London's Raven Row gallery that looks at the relationship between sound and art. Entitled Gone With The Wind, the show features work by Max Eastley, Takehisa Kosugi and Walter Marchetti and is featured in an article by Clive Bell in The Wire 328. It takes place 9 June–17 July.

The Portal from Issue 327

Ivan Seal Portal

May 2011

"I remember being really taken with Hill's early works when I was at college. They are at the same time harsh and blunt, poetic and rich."

The Portal from Issue 327

São Paulo Portal

May 2011

"Bar/club on São Paulo's lively Rua Augusta. Host to a variety of artists. Instituto have a residency on the last Thursday of each month, which will regularly feature artists such as Criolo, Emicida and Curumin."

The Portal from Issue 327

Bedroom Rap Portal

April 2011

"A minimalist Tumblr run by New Haven rapper Left Leberra, where he showcases songs, video clips and graphic design experiments."

The Portal from Issue 326

Jenny Hval Portal

April 2011

""Ruminations While (Audio) Walking: Time, Place, And The Body" by Justine Shih Pearson is both a partly written, partly recorded essay about listening."

The Portal from Issue 326

Olivia Block Portal

April 2011

"I refer to this site all of the time, and I love that the content is always updated. There are some iconic sound and video works available on UbuWeb that were previously available through art school libraries and museums only."