The Wire

In Writing

Bernie Krause on The Great Animal Orchestra

July 2016

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.

In Conversation

Transcript: Penny Rimbaud

October 2014

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


Craig Leon: Ghost riding on Sirius B

October 2013

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.