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October 2018

Issue 416

October 2018

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Inside this issue:

James Ferraro: The former Skater and far side virtualist has been sonically documenting the decline of Western civilisation for more than 15 years. But what happens when reality bites? By Maya Kalev

Once Upon A Time In London: On the fringes of the Swingin’ 60s, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, Cornelius Cardew and AMM found their champion in the form of Victor Schonfield and his non-profit organisation Music Now. By Phil England

Buh Records: Based in Peru’s capital Lima, Luis Alvarado’s label is dedicated to telling the untold story of South America’s avant garde through a series of carefully curated releases. By Francis Gooding


Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones: The fashion forward audiovisual duo abhor a vacuum. By Spenser Tomson

Razen: Belgian duo Brecht Ameel and Kim Delcour weave a Partch-inspired web of nightside intrigue. By Julian Cowley

Metahaven: Netherlands based film makers dig through layers of history in Macedonia. By Tessa Norton

Orchestra Of Spheres: Costumed Kiwi experimentalists are having a ball. By Noel Meek

Global Ear: Cape Town: The Pan African Space Station broadcasting and research platform is making (air) waves. By Ben Verghese

Invisible Jukebox: Dennis Bovell: Will the dub legend remain audio active after enduring The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Mike Barnes

The Inner Sleeve: Noel Meek on Kalisolaite ’Uhila’s Maumau Taimi

Epiphanies: Lance Scott Walker discovers parallel worlds via Afrika Bambaataa and John Lydon

Soundcheck: Tony Allen & Jeff Mills, Amnesia Scanner, Aphex Twin, Caterina Barbieri, Bliss Signal, Olivia Block, Laura Cannell & André Bosman, Audrey Chen, Clutch, Oliver Coates, Alison Cotton, Sarah Davachi, Eartaker, The False Face Society, JK Flesh, Gazelle Twin, Ipek Gorgun, Bridget Hayden, Headie One, Tim Hecker, Himukalt, Lonnie Holley, Ital Tek, Jlin, Glenn Jones, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Eli Keszler, Kjostad, Knife Knights, Kode 9 & Burial, Konstrukt & Keiji Haino, Little Wings/Maher Shalal Hash Baz, CL Lobbestael, Low, Mako Sica & Hamid Drake, Drew McDowall, Sam McLoughlin, Mothers, Mudhoney, Marissa Nadler, The Necks, Neotropic, Nordra, One Eleven Heavy, Pig Destroyer, Charles Pillow Large Ensemble, Claire Potter & Bridget Hayden, RAIC, Saturn & The Sun, Scintilla, Wayne Shorter, Soft Machine, Spiral Deluxe, Split Cranium, Mary Stark, Sumac, Szun Waves, Yves Tumor, Mika Vainio & Franck Vigroux, Voivod, Various Centennial

The Boomerang: Carola Baer, Derek Bailey, Derek Bailey & Jamie Muir, Julee Cruise, Thelonious Monk, Oakland Elementary School, Arkestra, Pet Shop Boys, Liz Phair, David Sylvian & Holger Czukay, Throbbing Gristle, Various Two Niles To Sing A Melody: The Violins & Synths Of Sudan

On Screen: Reto Caduff & Stephan Plank Conny Plank: The Potential Of Noise; Sophie Huber Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes

Print Run: Small Victories: The True Story Of Faith No More by Adrian Harte; Don’t Stop The Carnival: Black Music In Britain, Part 1 by Kevin Le Gendre; Marino Zuccheri & Friends edited by Maria Maddalena Novati, Laura Pronestì and Marina Vaccarini; Future Sounds: The Temporality Of Noise by Stephen Kennedy; Houston Rap Tapes: An Oral History Of Bayou City Hip-Hop by Lance Scott Walker; Playing Changes: Jazz For The New Century by Nate Chinen

On Site: Through The Soundproof Curtain: The Polish Radio Experimental Studio, Karlsruhe, Germany; Lost Future: The Otolith Group presents O Horizon, New York, US; Double Lives: Visual Artists Making Music, Vienna, Austria

On Location: Suzanne Ciani + Sarah Davachi, Los Angeles, US; Canadian Composers Concert, London, UK; Terraforma, Milan, Italy; Sonic Arts Union: David Behrman + Alvin Lucier + Gordon Mumma + Robert Ashley (In Memoriam), Brooklyn, US; Yuko Mohri + Akio Suzuki, London, UK; Noh: Space In Between: Leon Michener/Yukihiro Isso/Mitsuhiro Kakihara, London, UK; Innervisions festival: George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, London, UK; Tīrkultūra, Cēsīs, Latvia