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 resonancefm.com for the rest of the world.
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 www.resonancefm.com.
More info here.
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.
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
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.
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: paul.spacestudios.org.uk to book.
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.
UK readers may be interested to know that Stewart Lee, comedian, improv fan and sometime contributor to The Wire, was on the BBC's Celebrity Mastermind the other day, answering questions on Derek Bailey. You can still view the programme (in the UK at least) on the BBC's iplayer service. .
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.
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.
Bologna's Netmage festival has posted various film clips online of works by artists appearing at this year's event, including Cluster & Canedicoda, Carlos Casas, Rachida Ziani & Dewi de Vree and André Goncalves. They are worth a look, if yr interested in tracking current trends in AV culture, electronic arts, gallery films, etc.