The Wire


As their world tour kicks off, watch footage of the ever mutating small units involved in the Japanese collective's London performance at Cafe Oto in 2014

Back in The Wire 360, Clive Bell asked the project’s organiser and participating musician Katsuyoshi Kou to describe Multiple Tap’s set-up: “The purpose of this project is not just to hold a concert. If the artists gathered only for that, I would think it was meaningless. But in a few years’ time I want to change the world of this kind of music in Japan. This time we do a festival as one method for London. But we’re not doing this project in order to introduce these artists to the world. I would like to introduce the whole extreme music of Japan as one culture altogether... This kind of music is not understood at all in Japan, this is a big problem."

This month Multiple Tap embarks on a world tour, performing in Mexico, Germany, China, Taiwan, Belgium, Denmark and France. Full tour details here

15 Freedom Riders playlist

Listen to a playlist based on the 15 Freedom Riders chart, part of the Freedom Principles essays in The Wire 370 – a survey looking at ideas of liberation in music and sound

Watch: Looking For The Perfect Beat (excerpt)

Watch an excerpt from film maker Matthew Smith's new documentary about Los Angeles's beat scene, the influential Low End Theory club night, and the producers and musicians who are a part of it

Watch: Russell Haswell & Exaudi

Watch a video of Russell Haswell's collaborative performance with the Exaudi vocal ensemble, part of Aldeburgh Music Faster Than Sound series.