The Wire

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Issue 332

October 2011

Christian Marclay
David Toop meets the Swiss-American champion of the Venice Biennale to discuss DJing, video editing, downtown adventures and radical scores.

Hieroglyphic Being
Feeding off Sun Ra’s cosmic emanations and magic numbers, Chicago’s Jamal Moss infuses Afro-futurist House with Nubian soul. By Robin Howells.

Bill Orcutt
After leaving foul-mouthed hardcore group Harry Pussy, the American guitarist reinvented himself as a blues mangler par excellence. By David Keenan.

Invisible Jukebox Chris & Cosey
The former TG stalwarts and Techno duo oscillate wildly to The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Mike Barnes.

The Primer Militant tuning
A field guide to the war on equal temperament, from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier to La Monte Young’s Well-Tuned Piano. By Philip Clark.

Shabaka Hutchings
The versatile London reedsman connects the dots betwen Cecil Taylor and Schoenberg. By Clive Bell.

Mark Fisher talks dystopian dubstep and the 1980s interzone with the Berkshire electronic duo.

Collateral Damage
Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner celebrates social networking for pleasure and profit.

Cross Platform Ed Atkins
The British artist generates emotional and perceptual discomfort in his out of sync films. By Patrick Ward.

Global Ear Portmore
Sun Araw’s Cameron Stallones on a Jamaican recording trip with dub legends The Congos.

Faster Than Sound in Suffolk, Awesome Tapes From Africa’s new reissue label, MSPS New Music Festival in Shreveport, Camping in Bologna, plus Unofficial Channels.

The Inner Sleeve
Ultra Excema’s Dennis Tyfus on Peter Fengler’s Gold Dust.

Performance artist Anat Ben-David praises the transformative experience of improvisation.

Print Run
Brazilian Popular Music And Citizenship edited by Idelbar Avelar & Christopher Dunn
This Planet Is Doomed: The Science Fiction Poetry Of Sun Ra by Sun Ra
Ain’t No Grave – The Life And Legacy Of Brother Claude Ely by Macel Ely II
Site Of Sound #2: Of Architecture And The Ear edited by Brandon LaBelle & Claudia Martinho
Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries by Jon Kristiansen
Uncommon by Owen Hatherley

On Screen
Raga: A Film Journey Into The Soul Of India DVD
Tape Crackers DVD

On Site
David Askevold London, UK

On Location
Fete Quaqua London, UK
Supernormal Oxfordshire, UK
We Can Elude Control London, UK
Sir Richard Bishop + Gerritt Wittmer & Paul Knowles Berkeley, USA

Soundcheck A–Z
Bailey Butcher Robair
Meg Baird
Matt Baldwin
Billy Bang’s Survival Ensemble
Louis Belogenis Trio
Black Bug
Gui Boratto
Kim Cascone
Michael Chapman
Steve Coleman And The Five
Miles Davis
Expo 70
Paul Flaherty & Bill Nace
Michael Garrick & Shake Keane
The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble/Levon Eskenian
Matthew Herbert
Tom Lawrence
London Improvisers Orchestra
Mark McGuire
Pascal Marzan & John Russell
Jeff Mills
Maria Minerva
The Necks
Bill Orcutt
William Parker
Richard Pinhas & Merzbow
Prince Rama
Rocket From The Tombs
DJ Shadow
St Vincent
Sun Araw
To Live And Shave In LA
Jean-Claude Vannier
Various Bodie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio
Various Fac Dance
Various Opika Pende: Africa At 78 rpm
VHS Head
Paul White
Eisuke Yanagisawa