The Wire

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Issue 344

October 2012

Flying Lotus
Britt Brown meets the producer at his Los Angeles home to hear how his sampladelic music inhabits a world of children’s stories.

As the US drone collective release their first album since the death of former member Jack Rose, David Keenan meets the hillbilly Theater Of Eternal Music.

Laurie Spiegel
The computer music pioneer retraces the buzzing circuitry of New York’s 1970s electronic music scene. By Frances Morgan.

Invisible Jukebox John Butcher
The improvising saxophonist and feedback explorer applies spontaneous listening techniques to The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Clive Bell.

Global Ear Hanoi
David Crosbie finds a contemporary music vanguard thriving in Vietnam despite a lack of state support.

Cross Platform Aldo Tambellini
The radical video artist’s explosive black and white visions cast the 1960s in a dark light. By Andy Battaglia.

Collateral Damage
As formats become obsolete, sound archivists must rethink how we preserve audio, says Will Prentice

DJ Q’s life in Bassline; Christine Abdelnour’s sax explorations; a major new Henry Flynt exhibition; recycled sounds by Ernst Karel; Stroboscopic Artefact’s Techno aesthetics; plus Unofficial Channels on Acoustic synthesis.

The Inner Sleeve
MIE Music’s Henry Tadros on The Dead C.

Print Run
New music books: Mattin’s collection of radical music theory; Little Annie’s travels in Mexico; two new books on punk aesthetics; a history of the MP3; and a theoretical take on Cosey Fanny Tutti.

On Screen
Films & DVDs: People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz’s Keystone Cut Ups; John Grzinich’s sound art on film.

On Site
Exhibitions, installations, etc: A House Full Of Music in Darmstadt; Prem Sahib in London.

On Location
John Cage Centenary Celebration, London, UK; Supernormal, Oxfordshire, UK; Ircha Gdola + Shofar + From Thee To Thee, Warsaw, Poland; Trembling Bells Hebden Bridge, UK and Jazz Em Agosto Lisbon, Portugal.

William Basinski puts on his stilettos and eyeliner and meets David Bowie backstage in Pennsylvania.

Joshua Abrams
Antony And The Johnsons
Derek Bailey
Bitchin Bajas
Matt Carlson
Terror Danjah & Ruby Lee Ryder
John Cale
Julian Cope
Rhodri Davies
Aaron Dilloway & Jason Lescalleet
Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat Dan Singa
Tod Dockstader
Ekkehard Ehlers
Four Tet
Gudrun Gut
Stephanie Hladowski & C Joynes
Jason Lescalleet
Locrian & Christoph Heemann
John Maus
Maria Minerva
The Pheremoans
Prince Rama
Eliane Radigue
Ratchet Orchestra
Le Révélateur
Rene Hell/Oneohtrix Point Never
Vanessa Rossetto
Freddy Ruppert
Lorenzo Senni
DJ Shadow
Valgeir Sigurðsson
Slug Guts
Various Butterz Summer Zip 2012
Various Country Soul Sisters: Women In Country Music, 1952–1974
Various Keb Darge & Little Edith’s Wild Rockers Vol 2
Various 122 BPM: The Birth Of House Music
CS Yeh