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Issue 397

March 2017

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Inside this issue:

Áine O’Dwyer: Through her sounding of sacred spaces and collaborative projects, the Irish musician moves between the folk traditions and performance art that form her musical heritage. By Robert Barry

Experimental music from Canada: A new wave of inventive Canadian composers draws on sources from the medieval and microtonal to post-rock and improv. Tim Rutherford-Johnson meets them

The Primer Moroccan trance: The hypnotic sounds of North Africa have catalysed underground music both at home and in the West. Marcus Boon presents a user’s guide

Mark Fisher 1968–2017: Sukhdev Sandhu remembers the blogging years of the late Wire contributor

Mary Ocher: The Berlin based artist offers collage without frontiers. By Claire Sawers

Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments: Clare Salaman drags Francis Bacon’s utopian music into the present. By Clive Bell

ADULT.: The Detroit electroshock duo bring it all back home. By Sam Lefebvre

Global Ear:
Seoul and Chuncheon: New meets old on the South East Asian improv scene. By Ian-John Hutchinson

Invisible Jukebox:
Alexander Hawkins: Will The Wire’s mystery record selection strike a chord with the prolific jazz pianist? Tested by Philip Clark

The Inner Sleeve: Ben Chasny on Arnold Schoenberg’s playing cards

Epiphanies: Wolf Eyes’ Nate Young and John Olson on drugs, skating and spandex

On Screen: Vic Rawlings and Jeff Daniel Silva’s Linefork

On Site: Notes From The Underground: Art And Alternative Music In Eastern Europe 1968–1994

On Location: Arthur Russell’s Tower Of Meaning, Benedict Drew, Ligeti, Comunité, LCMF, and more

Soundcheck: Anjou, Aquaserge, Aurelio, Olivia Block, Helena Celle, Children Of Alice, COOL FOR YOU, Kevin Drumm, Film In Music, Fire-Toolz, Fond Of Tigers, Harriet Tubman, Howlround, Kassel Jaeger & Jim O’Rourke, Jute Gyte, Doon Kanda, Kill Alters, Kingdom, George Lewis & Splitter Orchester, Little Simz, R Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner, Musica Elettronica Viva, Nah, Obadikah, Orthodox, Jesse Osborne-Lanthier, Oto Hiax, Richard Pinhas, Pulse Emitter/Brett Naucke, Renaldo & The Loaf, Alasdair Roberts, Run The Jewels, Sea Urchin, Shackleton, Sherwood & Pinch, Six Organs Of Admittance, Slomo, Splitter Orchester & Felix Kubin, Strange U, Supergod, Typhonian Highlife, United Bible Studies, United Bible Studies/Lost Trail, Vesuvio, Veryan Weston, Wiley, Zaïmph, Zeal & Ardor

The Boomerang: The Dream, Étant Donnés, Luc Ferrari, Jimmy Guiffre 3, Lee Hazlewood, Graeme Miller & Steve Shill, Lou Reed, Terry Riley, Mikael Tariverdiev, Various Calabar-Itu Road: Groovy Sounds From South-Eastern Nigeria (1972–1982), Wicked Witch