“Clone Records is a label that has 25 years in business and still has no hit record. So basically it’s a complete failure and therefore we're still around,” says Serge Verschuur of Rotterdam's leading electro label and shop. To mark its anniversary he talks to Meg Woof about music and the dance of time
Philip Clark talks to the composer about a new work to be performed at The Long Now in Berlin
On the closing weekend of Berlin's 30th Transmediale festival, the multimedia artist talks to The Wire's deputy editor about language, stories and the breakdown of democracy
New album ORGANVM PERCEPTVS is what happens when machines listen to pop songs and humans transcribe and play the results, says Happy Valley Band leader David Kant
Eleni Ikoniadou and Lendl Barcelos talk extreme frequencies, cryptic records and sonic warfare with the audiovisual research group
Stefhan Caddick and Farm Hand's Noctule creates an environment incorporating the sounds of cavers, bats and echoes in a Welsh cave. The Wire's Deputy Editor Emily Bick talks to them in advance of their appearance at the Green Man Festival
Phil England speaks to soundscape ecologist and author Bernie Krause about the relationship between humans and natural soundscapes at the opening of a new exhibition in Paris inspired by his work.
The Wire’s Deputy Editor Emily Bick speaks to Mike from Cassetteboy, in advance of their performance on Friday 3 June at London’s Splice festival of AV art.
Jaan Altosaar and Ethan Benjamin explain their one-stop, browser-based app that creates sample clusters from your MP3 or SoundCloud files. Interview by Emily Bick
New York Times music critic tells Emily Bick how to relate to sound in an era of streaming platforms and downloads
Tony Allen talks about his and Fela Kuti’s early group Koola Lobitos, four-limbed drumming, the necessity of hi-hats to Afrobeat, his favourite jazz drummers, and how Black Panther Sandra Isidore politicised Fela. Interview by Francis Gooding
Member of the Swedish drone rock explorers discusses Anthology’s forthcoming retrospective of 1970s live recordings
Read a short extract from Phil England's four hour interview with Penny Rimbaud, on the suspicious death of underground figure Wally Hope, the Stonehenge Free festivals and the birth of Crass
“Somewhere between a travelling cinema and theatre troupe, a kiss-a-gram...” Read an interview with the artist and film maker about her multifaceted, confrontational Party For Freedom audio visual work. By Nathan Budzinski
Read an interview with the late composer Robert Ashley, who died on 3 March 2014
Read an interview with the late composer Bernard Parmegiani, by
Rahma Khazam. First published in The Wire 176, October
Since producing seminal albums by The Ramones, Suicide and
Blondie, Craig Leon has had an active career in the music biz –
from TV work and country recordings to his 1981 New Age
synthesizer album for the Takoma label. He talks to Jennifer
Lucy Allan about his early stints in the studio and the
vagaries of the archival reissue market.
Mark Pilkington speaks to the man behind a book exploring the
crossovers between insect noises and synthesized sounds.
Dennis Johnson's newly recorded piece November, which
inspired La Monte Young's The Well Tuned Piano, rewrites
the history of minimalism. Clive Bell talks to the elusive
The historian and radio broadcaster talks about the power of
eavesdropping and the roar of the crowd, as heard in Noise: A
Human History, his new 30 part series for BBC Radio 4. By