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Wire 400 Archive Portal: Andy Hamilton

Wire 400 Archive Portal: Andy Hamilton

Andy Hamilton picks five articles from The Wire archive that cast some light on the art of improvisation – pieces which, he says, have helped him “develop a view of improvisation that involves an 'aesthetics of imperfection', in dynamic opposition to composition but, as Rohan de Saram comments, ‘making its own laws’.”

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Mira Calix: Wire 400 Mix #5

Mira Calix: Wire 400 Mix #5

Inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’s short story The Aleph, the fifth in our series of Wire 400 mixes comes from Mira Calix, with the title “Sunset In Queretaro, A Rose In Bengal”

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John Eden: Wire 400 Mix #4

John Eden: Wire 400 Mix #4

From Woofah co-founder and blogger John Eden, the fourth in our series of Wire 400 mixes is filled with “deathly dub, soundsystem seagulls and wrong-headed reggae”

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Flora Yin-Wong: Wire 400 Mix #3

Flora Yin-Wong: Wire 400 Mix #3

From Flora Yin-Wong aka ||FLORA, the third in our series of Wire 400 mixes moves through “quite specific electronic sounds in contemporary club music” says the Pan affiliate

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Dark Entries: Wire 400 Mix #2

Dark Entries: Wire 400 Mix #2

From Josh Cheon of Dark Entries, the second in our series of Wire 400 mixes has a special 1982 theme to mark the year The Wire was founded

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DJ Mixsoup: Wire 400 Mix #1

DJ Mixsoup: Wire 400 Mix #1

Following on from his Wire Tapper 40 selection, the Mixsoup DJ contributes the first in our series of Wire 400 mixes

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Mutek announces its 2017 line-up

The first wave of acts announced for this year's festival includes Daphni, Robert Henke, Marie Davidson, Aurora Halal, Detroit Swindle, Fis, Murcof and Rroxymore

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Emily Bick hosts Adventures In Sound And Music

Emily Bick hosts Adventures In Sound And Music

The Wire's show Resonance FM hosted by Deputy Editor Emily Bick. The show took place on 6 April and features music by Broken English Club, Midori Takada, Pfad Der Tugend, Blechtum from Blechdom and others

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Below The Radar Special Edition: Meta Gesture Music

Below The Radar Special Edition: Meta Gesture Music

Meta Gesture Music was a research project spanning 2012–17 with an agenda to look at gesture in musical performance and the engagement of the human body with sound. Hosted by London Goldsmiths, the project culminated with a concert at London’s Rich Mix on 31 March 2017

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The Wire hits its 400th issue

To mark the publication of our 400th issue, The Wire will be co-presenting a series of events around the world, from London to Shenzhen and back. We'll also be hosting Wire 400 content online, and of course, producing a special 400th edition of the magazine.