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Dommune TV to stream PSF special

Ahead of the memorial concert in Tokyo, Japan's online TV channel streams talks and performances to mark the passing of PSF Records founder Hideo Ikeezumi

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The return of The Wire Salon

After a four year hiatus, The Wire Salon returns to Cafe Oto on 16 July for a talk with photographer, author and black music historian Val Wilmer.

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Adventures In Sound And Music Wire 400 Special hosted by Emily Bick

Adventures In Sound And Music Wire 400 Special hosted by Emily Bick

Continuing the series of Wire 400 radio specials on Resonance FM, deputy editor Emily Bick presented a themed show playing music mentioned in the magazine in 1997–98, when she first started reading it. The show took place on 8 June and featured artists such as Robert Ashley, Stereolab, Arto Lindsay and more

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Emptyset: Wire 400 Mix #6

Emptyset: Wire 400 Mix #6

Following the release of their fifth LP, the next in our series of Wire 400 mixes comes from sound architects Emptyset

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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