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Watch a film by Kathy Alberici and Martha Jurksaitis. Alberici is featured in an article by Dan Barrow in The Wire 359.

Alberici says " film, so much of our experience is shaped by sound, as opposed to dialogue, yet it is rarely the primary focus of our attention.... I think that Foley [sound] is a perfect example of discontinuity: the ear is tricked into associating a sound and a visual that are not concurrent. It’s an aural illusion. And not only that, but it changes our perception of the visual, by pulling out certain elements of a scene, manipulating our attention to enhance the story."

Born in the UK, improvising violinist and field recordist Kathy Alberici studied classical music in her teens, but soon became interested in jazz and noise forms. After a stint in New Zealand playing in the Vitamin-S improvising collective, she became involved with DJ Scotch Egg’s psych doom project Drum Eyes, and is now based in Berlin.

The Super 8 film The Garden Of Polymitas is a collaboration between Alberici and film maker Martha Jurksaitis (aka Cherry Kino) under the moniker Polymitas. The film also features guitarist Calvin Xang.

Another film by Polymitas, Sonic Portrait Of The Funkhaus Nalepastraße, will be premiered at Berlin's 2014 CTM festival (24 January–2 February), utilising the old East German state radio headquarters, a sprawling modernist building that now houses artists's studios, offices and rehearsal spaces. More information here.

Watch: Demdike Stare's Transmission

Watch the video for an excerpt of Demdike Stare's next Testpressing, Fail. Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker are on the cover of The Wire 358.

Watch an exclusive Shangaan electro video

Stream "Tivani Dollezer" a video by producer, record label boss, talent scout, party promoter and performer Richard Mthetwa aka Nozinja. Mthetwa is featured in The Wire 356's Invisible Jukebox, tested by Dave Stelfox.

Watch an extract from Piercing Brightness

Stream an exclusive clip from a new film by the artist Shezad Dawood, with a soundtrack by Acid Mother's Temple's Makoto Kawabata. The film was reviewed by Joseph Stannard in The Wire 355.

Watch: Young Echo live

Stream an exclusive video of six Young Echo members performing live. The Bristolian collective are featured in The Wire 355.

Watch: Kazuo Imai's Soloworks61 Part One

Watch the first of a two part performance by guitarist and improvisor Kazuo Imai. Imai and Marginal Consort are featured in an article by Alan Cummings in The Wire 355.