The Wire

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Issue 338

April 2012

Sun Araw
Cameron Stallones takes a trip through time, space and musical perception in his recent collaboration with The Congos. By Derek Walmsley.

Invisible Jukebox Tom Moulton
The father of remixing and inventor of the 12" avoids a breakdown with The Wire’s mystery record box. Tested by Peter Shapiro.

Conlon Nancarrow

Philip Clark revisits the work of the reclusive American composer and finds a life as uncompromising as his hyper-complex scores for player piano.

Charles Gayle
Years spent homeless on the streets of New York have inspired the free jazz veteran’s visionary new music and compelling stage persona. By Daniel Spicer.

“We are all David Toop now”
The writer and musician’s vision of an interconnected musical landscape is now accessible for all. Simon Reynolds wonders if the future should be less oceanic.

Cross Platform Elizabeth Price
The Talulah Gosh founder draws on the melodramatic power of pop for her video art. By Nathan Budzinski.

Hanna Tuulikki
Clive Bell hears how the Glasgow based vocalist 
and artist’s new avant folk group, Two Wings, is 
taking flight.

Nate Wooley
The trumpet player tells Dan Warburton about life after minimalism, and exploring drones and phonetics.

Collateral Damage John Richards
Dirty Electronics’ John Richards ponders a hands-on, participatory approach to digital culture.

Global Ear Milan
Philippa Nicole Barr finds new music alive and well in Futurism’s birthplace – but few spaces to hear it in.

A spatial sound art event in church connects Julian Henriques with Jamaican sound system culture.

The Inner Sleeve
Oren Ambarchi on The Number Of The Beast and Live-Evil.

Print Run
New music books: the music of Black Power, meetings of poetry and radio, a history of independent record labels and 
a collection of political mix CDs.

On Screen
Films & DVDs: This Is Our Still Life, From Straight To Bizarre and James Ferraro’s Rapture Adrenaline.

On Site
Exhibitions, installations, etc: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot in Paris; Lawrence Abu Hamdan in London.

On Location
Festival and concert reviews: CTM Festival, CEAIT Festival, Sonic Acts XIV, Monolake, Eyvind Kang, Schlippenbach Trio and more.

Black Dice
Black To Comm
Dean Blunt
Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland
Captain Beefheart And The Magic 
Carter Tutti Void
Osvaldo Coluccino
Graham Coxon
Aaron Dilloway
Dr Feelgood
Ferran Fages
Patrick Farmer
Christopher Fox
Nelson Gastaldi
Charles Gayle
Carlos Giffoni
Mary Halvorson Quintet
Julia Holter
Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts
Evan Parker/Okkyung Lee/
Peter Evans
Krzysztof Penderecki/
Jonny Greenwood
Phillipe Petit
Tom James Scott
Starving Weirdos
Nicholas Szczepanik
Trembling Bells/Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy/Muldoon’s Picnic
Alexander Tucker
Jakob Ullmann
Various Harmony, Melody & Style: Lovers Rock & Rare Groove In The UK 1975–92
Various Interplanetary Remixes: WFMU Reinterprets The Music Of Sun Ra
Various Soul Cal: Funky Disco And Modern Soul 1971–1982
Michael Veal & Aqua Life
Michael Veal’s Armillary Sphere
Ben Vida
Volcano The Bear
Keith Fullerton Whitman
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