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Inside this issue:
Laurie Anderson: More active than ever, the multimedia artist and performer discusses a career marked by hybridity, borderless networks and a new interest in virtual reality. By Emily Bick.
Cecil Taylor: When the revolutionary pianist died in April, jazz lost one of its most uncompromising individualists. Author, photographer and historian Val Wilmer recalls their encounters.
Senyawa: Javanese musicians and instrument makers Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi fuse metal with trance to create overwhelming fields of sound. By David Novak.
Once Upon A Time In Paris: In the 1960s and 70s Gérard and Odile Terronès were instrumental in laying the groundwork for the new thing in the French capital. By Pierre Crépon.
Proc Fiskal: The Edinburgh producer channels the sensory overload of the moment. By Daisy Hyde
Tansy Davies: Environmental apocalypse from the Rochester based composer. By Robert Barry
Rodrigo Tavares:The Brazilian guitarist distils beauty from minimalism, post-rock and the music of his home country. By Francis Gooding
Sarah Hennies: The percussionist investigates identity through timbre. By Claire Sawers
Global Ear: Veracruz: The Mexican coastal state is the cradle of the cross-bred folk form son jarocho. By Patrick McMahon
Invisible Jukebox: The Storm Bugs: Will the post-punk duo resort to chitin in the face of The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Mike Barnes
The Inner Sleeve: Tashi Dorji on His Hero Is Gone’s Fifteen Counts Of Arson
Epiphanies: How cartoons animated Carl Stone’s youthful interest in classical music
Print Run: New music books: grime history, postwar Japan, sci-fi music, Michael Jackson, and more
On Screen: New films and DVDs: Derek Jarman Vol 1 (1972–1986); Laurent Goldstein’s To Life, Death And Beyond: The Music Of Magma; Metahaven & Rob Schröder’s Possessed
On Site: Recent exhibitions: Rhythm & Reaction: The Age Of Jazz In Britain; Tamar Harpaz’s Crazy Delay
On Location: Selda Bağcan & Boom Pam, Ingrid Plum, Masami Kawaguchi, Lonnie Holley, and more
Soundcheck: Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, Acre, Aja, The Alchemist, Anteloper, Rim Banna, BE3K, Glyn Bigga Bush, Body Stress/Yasuhito Fujinami, Chants, Chaos Echoes with Mats Gustafsson, Chevel, Lucrecia Dalt, Drew Daniel & John Wiese, Sarah Davachi, Lana Del Rabies, Del The Funky Homosapien & Amp Live, Aïsha Devi, Dr Octagon, Delroy Edwards, Extra Large Unit, Brian Ferneyhough, Mr Fingers, Gas, Ben LaMar Gay, Carlos Giffoni, Gnod, Ross Hammond & Jay Nair, Dave Holland/Evan Parker/Craig Taborn/Ches Smith, Interracial Sex, Jenny Hval, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Jan Jelinek, Jan Jelinek & Computer Soup, Goran Kajfeš Tropiques, Kaze, Kjostad Kjostad/Ligature, Sean Khan featuring Hermeto Pascoal, Christina Kubisch & Annea Lockwood, Kazuma Kubota, Okkyung Lee, Lockbox, Finn Loxbo, Seán Mac Erlaine Kali Malone, John Maus, Mind Over Mirrors, Natural Causes, Novelist, The Rempis/Daisy Duo & Guests, Dave Rempis/Matt Piet/Tim Daisy, RXM Reality, SCNTST, Shadows, Arian Shafiee, Skee Mask, Surgeon, The Thing, Henry Threadgill Double Up Ensemble, Henry Threadgill 14 Or 15 Kestra: Agg, Christina Vantzou, Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois, Visions & Phurpa, Kamaal Williams, Various Flowers From The Ashes: Contemporary Italian Electronic Music, Various A Map Of The Kingdom Of Ireland, Various NON Worldwide Compilation Trilogy Vols 1–3
Boomerang: The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, Brian Eno, Dave Grusin, Jimi Hendrix, International Harvester, Peter Lemer, Hany Mehanna, The Residents, Sam Waymon, Peter Zummo, Various The Thousand Incarnations Of The Rose: American Primitive Guitar & Banjo 1963–1974