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Adventures In Modern Music 4 February 2010

Nathan Budzinski

Tonight's episode will be broadcast live from Berlin in a special Transmediale festival edition. Hosts Chris Bohn and Derek Walmsley will be joined by Family Battle Snake man Bill Kouligas and Wolfgang Müller, musician, artist and founder of Die Tödliche Doris. 21:00-22:30 (BST), 104.4 FM for Londoners, streamed live at for the rest of the world.


Tales Of The Uncanny

Derek Walmsley

The Exotic Pylon's Jonny Mugwump is launching his hauntological tale-telling show tonight on Resonance FM. Weird Tales For The Winter is a series of eight programmes, broken down into chapters as follows:

Monday 25th January: Moon Wiring Club - "Minuke" by Nigel Kneale

Tuesday 26th January: West Norwood Cassette Library and Matthew de Abaitua – "The Dinner Party Wars" by Mathew de Abaitua

Wednesday 27th January: Dolly Dolly – "Death, Taxes and the Fireplace (being a story concerning love above all):

Thursday 28th January: Belbury Poly and Lawrence Norfolk – "His Name was Legion" by Sir Andrew Caldecott

Friday 29th January: Radio Joy (LIVE) – "The Haunted Beach" by Johny Brown

Saturday 30th January: Mordant Music – "The Bells Will Sound Forever" by Thomas Ligotti

Sunday 31st January: Vanessa Daou – "Love Among the Shadowed Things"

Monday 1st February: John Foxx - "When You Walk Through Me"

You can listen in London at 104.4FM or online at

More info here.


Otomo Yoshihide & FEN: Reader ticket offer

Nathan Budzinski

Readers of The Wire can get a special ticket offer from London's Cafe Oto for their forthcoming two day residency with Otomo Yoshihide and friends, 4 - 5 February.

FEN, or Far East Network, is a collaboration between Otomo Yoshihide, Yan Jun, Yuen Chee Wai and Ryu Hankil; well known figures in the experimental music scenes of their respective home cities Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore and Seoul. This will be their first UK performance together.

Regularly, tickets are £10 in advance and £12 on the door with a £18 two day pass also available. Readers of The Wire get a special price of £8 per night.

To buy tickets click on the below links:

Day one, 4 February, 8pm

Day two, 5 February, 8pm

Check out Cafe Oto's website for more information on FEN and the artists.

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The Wire At CTM

Tony Herrington

The Wire will be in active attendance at the Club Transmediale festival in Berlin in February. On 3 February Tony Herrington will be moderating a panel on Interface and Instrument Design: How Technology Affects Music featuring Takuro Mizuta Lippit, Robert Henke, Yutaka Makino and Christopher Salter. The panel is at 19:00 at the HBC venue. On 4 February, Tony Herrington and Biba Kopf will host the magazine's weekly show on Resonance FM live from the festival. Finally, on 5 February The Wire Sound System will play a late night listening set at the WMF Lounge between 23:00-03:00.

In the meantime, the festival has released the CTM.10 Audio Compilation as a free download. The compilation features tracks by Hildur Gudnadottir, Aoki Takamasa, Guido Möbius, Glass Candy, Etienne Jaumet and Scuba, among others, plus a trailer for the film Making CONTAKT about Richie Hawtin's CONTAKT project.


Destroy All Monsters: Hungry For Death

Nathan Budzinski

Ann Arbour [Arbor], Michigan's Destroy All Monsters collective are having a show of their posters, flyers, photographs, blueprints, drawings, banners, magazines, records, and various other ephemera culled from their archive and exhibited at London's Space gallery 22 January - 20 February.
Accompanying the exhibition will be Freek Summit, a gathering and discussion featuring poet and former MC5 man John Sinclair, The Wire's own Savage Pencil, DAM member Cary Loren and other guests on 23 January. Places are limited so contact Paul Pieroni: to book.

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Weird Tales For Winter

Derek Walmsley

Jonny Mugwump of Resonance FM's excellent Exotic Pylon show emails with news of an intriguing radio event happening towards the end of the month, something between a hauntological radio play and A Book At Bedtime. Looks well worth checking out. Each is broadcast at midnight (so you might wanna double check those dates nearer the time to avoid confusion). Here's what he says:

I've curated 8 pieces of weird fiction with sonic backdrops to be broadcast on Resonance 104.4fm from the 25th January to the 1st February that is something of a hauntological dream project. Do tune in as the pieces are absolutely extraordinary and have been recorded specifically for the project and have never been heard before

There is a webpage which is in the process of becoming a fully blown site here

25/01/10 – Moon Wiring Club- Minuke by Nigel Kneale
26/01/10 – West Norwood Cassette Library and Matthew de Abaitua – The Dinner Party Wars by Mathew de Abaitua
27/01/10 – Dolly Dolly – Death, Taxes and the Fireplace (being a story concerning love above all)
28/01/10 – Belbury Poly and Lawrence Norfolk – His Name was Legion by Sir Andrew Caldecott
29/01/10 – Radio Joy (LIVE) – The Haunted Beach by Johny Brown
30/01/10 – Mordant Music – The Bells Will Sound Forever by Thomas Ligotti
31/01/10 – Vanessa Daou – Love Among the Shadowed Things
01/01/10 – John Foxx - When You Walk Through Me

Here is the Exotic Pylon site for more info.


The Ex & Brass Unbound on camera

Nathan Budzinski

Check out footage of the Ex's unreleased track "Double Order" put together as a teaser for their UK tour, 29 January – 6 February.

Tour supported by The Wire and produced by Qu Junktions featuring the veteran Dutch group, combining their precision-honed punk with the brass weight of Mats Gustafsson, Roy Paci, Ken Vandermark and Wolter Wierbos. Video by Emma Fischer. Full tour info here.

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Into The Vortex on Resonance FM

Tony Herrington

Edited highlights of The Wire's Into The Vortex festival will be broadcast on Resonance FM between 10pm-1am GMT on 3 January 2010. The festival took place last October at East London's Vortex venue and featured live sets by Richard Youngs & Heather Leigh, Astral Social Club, Alexander Tucker, Alasdair Roberts & Gordon Ferries, Thomas Ankersmit, Broadcast, The Caretaker, The One Ensemble and The Band Of Holy Joy.