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The Portal from Issue 352

The Portal: Mississippi Records's Eric Isaacson

May 2013

The reissue label boss (featured in The Wire 352) introduces us to his selection of underfunded independent cultural institutions: "Bear in mind I rarely surf the net for anything beyond movie showing times. Still, I happen to know these organisations are worth keeping an eye out for."

The Portal

Heatsick's Portal

May 2013

Steven Warwick's quick stop tour of his favourite bits of reading, watching and listening online, taking in drone aircraft technology, hybridisation and queer actor and director Fred Halsted.

The Portal

Ashley Paul Portal

April 2013

Follow Ashley Paul's top choice picks of the web. The US multi-instrumentalist was featured in The Wire 350, in an interview with Nick Southgate.

The Portal

Portal: links for the aspiring hacker

March 2013

The Wire Salon in February – The Way Of The Hacker – brought together contemporary experimental musicians to discuss the practice of designing and building new audio interfaces. Here, two of the panelists, Tom Bugs and Sam Underwood spread online knowledge for hackers in training.

The Portal from Issue 349

Mats Gustafsson's Discaholic links

February 2013

Swedish power jazz dynamo and vinyl-addict Mats Gustafsson shares his six essential links for the burgeoning "discaholic". Gustafsson is on the cover of The Wire 349 in an article by Daniel Spicer.

The Portal from Issue 349

Ergo Phizmiz Portal

February 2013

Ergo Phizmiz's choice links of the web. The rogue collagist and radio artist is featured in an interview with Clive Bell for The Wire issue 349.

The Portal

Portal to Georgian sounds

February 2013

A selection of sonic impressions from the former Soviet republic of Georgia and its capital Tbilisi, selected by Matthew Collin, author of a Global Ear report on the city’s electronic music in The Wire 348.

The Portal from Issue 346

Links: follow Loki's Portal

November 2012

Follow Loki aka IX Tab aka Saxon's choice picks of the web. Loki is featured in Matthew Ingram's article on West Country electronic music makers in The Wire 346.

The Portal from Issue 345

Holly Herndon Portal

October 2012

Follow the musician Holly Herndon's top links of the web. Herndon is the subject of an article by Jennifer Lucy Allan in The Wire 345, her album, Movement is released by RVNG Intl on 15 November. She'll also be performing at the Unsound festival in Krakow, Poland on 18 October.

The Portal from Issue 343

Peter Strickland's Portal

August 2012

Follow film maker Peter Strickland's top choice of the web, including sites devoted to favourite Soviet bus stops, visual music and more. Strickland and his film Berberian Sound Studio are the subjects of an article by Daniel Spicer in The Wire 343.