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Wire 400 Archive Portal: Andy Hamilton

May 2017

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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Shirley Collins's Portal

February 2017

On the eve of her London Barbican concert on 18 February, with more UK dates to follow, singer and folk custodian Shirley Collins selects songs of the soil that speak direct to the heart

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Archive Portal: Mark Fisher

January 2017

Following the death of contributor Mark Fisher on 13 January 2017, we present a selection of his articles for the magazine from the past ten years. Introductions by Derek Walmsley