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In Writing

Columns

Stewart Home: Keep Fit

April 2014

Novelist and poet Stewart Home listens in to getting pumped, and works out some listening suggestions for the more discerning gym bunny.

Columns

Bell Labs: Sole Music

March 2014

Clive Bells laces up his travellin' shoes and goes for a wander through the clips, clops and squeaks of footwear in music.

The Portal

Ellen Fullman's Portal

February 2014

The inventor of the long string instrument joins forces with her partner and collaborator Theresa Wong in selecting her top websites. Fullman is in The Wire 361 Invisible Jukebox, tested on the sounds of treehoppers, Memphis gongs and the search for resonance.

Columns

Yan Jun: Thanks For My Chinglish

January 2014

Writer, musician and Sub Jam label runner Yan Jun tells a story about Chinglish music and what happens when the King Kongs and Godzillas of world music collide.

The Portal

South African Jazz Portal

January 2014

Francis Gooding, reviewer of the recently published book Keeping Time 1964–1974: The Photographs And Cape Town Jazz Recordings Of Ian Bruce Huntley, shares online resources on the South African jazz scene.