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Issue 241

March 2004

anticon's central trio ponder their disenchantment with HipHop and life under Schwarzenegger. By Rob Young

Györgi Ligeti
The postwar era's most individual composer talks to Philip Clark about his brushes with serialism and Stanley Kubrick

Art Bears
Julian Cowley talks to Chris Cutler, Fred Frith and Dagmar Krause about oppositional rock after Henry Cow

New York No Wave's prickliest proposition discuss their 32 minute recorded legacy. By Edwin Pouncey

Invisible Jukebox: Four Tet
Kieran Hebden tries to spot tracks by Ui, Joe Henderson, A Certain Ratio and more. Tested by Mike Barnes

Olga Neuwirth
The Austrian composer who refuses to be silenced by yodellers talks about music in a cold climate. By Nicholas Till

Double Leopards
David Keenan explores exactly how this Brooklyn quartet live in the moment.

Bernhard Gál
Viennese Berliner Gál finds the subtle sonorities of language and everyday sound ample inspiration. By Will Montgomery

A Hawk And A Hacksaw
Jeremy Barnes experiences Quixotic life post-Neutral Milk Hotel as an "homme orchestre". By Mia Clarke

Global Ear
At home with the late Sun Ra's Arkestra in Philadelphia. By David Keenan

David Stubb's is aroused by Faust's Krautrock weirdness

Print Run
Bessie, by Chris Albertson; The Auditory Culture Reader, edited by Michael Bull & Les Back; Music: Healing the Rift, by Ivan Hewett; Music and Technoculture, edited by Rene Ta Lysloff & Leslie C Gay Jr

Cross Platform
After emigrating to New York in 1965, video art pioneers Steina and Woody Vasulka broke the mould by using synthesizers to process video signals. By Richard Henderson
Plus: DVD reviews of Amon Düül 2 and The Cry of Jazz; Mute at New York Guild & Greyshkul; A New Loop by Giacomo Spazio. And Drew Daniel's Inner Sleeve featuring Prince

On Location
John Cage Uncaged, London Barbican; Charlemagne Palestine, Paris Instants Chavirés; Sonic Capitals Festival, Paris Les Voûtes; Anoyondekigoto, Leeds Termite Club