The Wire

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Issue 375

May 2015

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Roscoe Mitchell
50 years after the foundation of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, the Art Ensemble Of Chicago founder is still forging ahead. By Howard Mandel

Harry Bertoia
The late US sculptor, designer and sound artist returns in spirit via an exhaustive box set of his recorded works. By Matt Krefting

Prolific Dutch electronic musician and gear head Danny Wolfers is pining for the cyberpunk future. By Emily Bick

Sam Belinfante
Inscribing new audiovisual vocabularies. By Abi Bliss

Bridget Hayden & Claire Potter
Noise and text collide in a new collaboration. By Frances Morgan

Chris Hladowski
Bradford multi-instrumentalist gets the Qawwali party started. By Clive Bell

Brood Ma
London producer fuses digital futurism and harsh noise. By Adam Harper

Global Ear United Arab Emirates
International sound artists unlock new ways of listening in the Gulf. By Fari Bradley

Invisible Jukebox RP Boo
The footwork pioneer battles The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Jacob Arnold

The Inner Sleeve
Mutamassik on Muhal Richard Abrams’s Lifea Blinec

Tyondai Braxton on the art of letting go

Print Run
New music books: Penny Reel uncovers London’s reggae reverse, Elijah Wald plays the dozens, Tom Perchard surveys jazz in postwar France and more

On Screen
New films and DVDs: Prashant Bhargava and Vijay Iyer’s Rites Of Holi, and Phill Niblock’s Brazil 84

On Site
Recent exhibitions: Surround Audience in New York, and Staging Disorder in London

On Location
Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Bloc, Madalyn Merkey, From Now On, Anthony Braxton, Cage vocal works and more

Soundcheck A–Z

Arooj Aftab
Félicia Atkinson
Aye Aye
Bang On A Can All-Stars
Beresford Hammond
Tyondai Braxton
Thomas Brinkmann
Gareth Davis & Machinefabriek
Gil Evans Project
Bill Fay
Food Court
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Holly Herndon
Rob Jacobs
Goran Kajfes’ Subtropic Arkestra
Kallabris & Lepenik
The Kronos Quartet And Tanya Tagaq
Kendrick Lamar
Craig Leon
Peder Mannerfelt
Bérangère Maximin
Makaya McCraven
Rob Mazurek
Meadow House
DJ Nigga Fox
Pearson Sound
The Sonics
Various Cargaa Vol 1
Various Shirley Inspired
Kamasi Washington
Michael Zerang & The Blue Lights
23 Skidoo
Michel Chion
Loren Connors
General Magic And Pita
Robert Haigh
Half Japanese
Martin Hannett & Steve Hopkins
Section 25
Various Highlife On The Move
Michel Redolfi
Broadcast And The Focus Group
Various Sherwood At The Controls Volume 1: 1979–84
Soichi Terada

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