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Issue 244

June 2004

Rob Young's rendezvous with Vienna's laptop prince finds an artist immersed in the beauty of disintegration

Eric Dolphy
David Stubbs reassesses the legacy of Eric Dolphy 40 years after his death

Philip Corner
Marcus Boon indexes the resonating metals in the Fluxus pioneer and Gamelan Son of Lion founder's works

Invisible Jukebox: Vinicius Cantuária
The Brazilian singer tries to identify music by The Beatles, David Tudor, DNA and more. Tested by Anne Hilde Neset

Primer: Oriental woodwinds
Clive Bell traces woodwind music for sho, khene, shakuhachi and more through Burma, China, Indochina and Japan

PG Six
The nontraditional New York musician's flowering in life post-Tower Recordings. By Marc Masters

Henrik Rylander
The independent Swede finds himself a solo feedbacker. By Elisabeth Vincentelli

Hip hop Canadian cleanliness contributes to jazz funk fusion. Rob Young explains

Global Ear
Matt Wuetrhich discovers the new weird Finland in Helsinki, Tampere and Turku

Chinese critic Yan Jun undergoes a life change during Otomo and Sachiko M live in Beijing

Print Run
Haunted Weather: Music, Silence and Memory, by David Toop; On the Music of Stefan Wolpe: Essays and Recollections, edited by Austin Clarkson; The Other Side of Nowhere: Jazz, Improvisation, and Communities in Dialogue, edited by Daniel Fischlin & Ajay Heble; Clits: The Best of DDDD Zine, edited by Simon DDDD

Cross Platform
Artist Susan Philipsz's songs to herself form an alternative Muzak intruding on public spaces. By Anne Hilde Neset
Plus: Reviews of Doku/ Fiction: Mouse on Mars Reviewed & Remixed book + CD; Nicedisc DVD, Charlemagne Palestine: Sacred Bordello book, Shamanic Warriors Now Poets book. And Babs Santini's Inner Sleeve featuring Floh de Cologne

On Location
All Tomorrow's Parties, Camber Sands UK; Berio Festival, London South Bank; Freedom of the City Festival, London Conway Hall; New Music, New York + 25 Festival, New York, USA; Maerzmusik Festival, Berlin, Germany.