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Tompkins Square & Tim Buckley live

Tompkins Square label releases Tim Buckley live recording...

25 August will hear the release of Tim Buckley - Live at the Folklore Center, NYC - March 6th, 1967 a hitherto unreleased recording made by the folk impresario Izzy Young at his New York City Folklore Center, a nexus of the West Village folk revival scene in the late 50s and 60s. The 16 track album (six of which are Buckley compositions that have never appeared on any studio or live album) will also be accompanied by a transcript of an interview conducted with the singer and songwriter Buckley by Young over 17 & 18 March 1967.

Sound of Ebb: Submit a sound

"What is the sound of the recession?"

Sound of Ebb, an open source sound series focusing upon sound artist's responses to global economic crisis, has an open call out for artists to create a work in sound responding to the question "What is the sound of the recession?". Submitted work can take the form of field recordings, compositions, radio plays, soundscapes or pieces of music and should be 30 seconds to five minutes in length. All works will be uploaded online for free listening and sharing and selected submissions will be exhibited and distributed in a free downloadable compilation by LOUDSPKR and Sound and Music. Deadline is 31 July for submissions to be included in an exhibition at Volume gallery in New Cross, London throughout August, final deadline is 31 August for consideration of inclusion in the compilation. Click here for more information.

New Adventures In Sound Art: call for submissions

An open call for works Radio Art, Electroacoustic Music & Sound Art, 'Videomusic' and Installation Art...

Canada's NAISA (New Adventures In Sound Art) are putting out an open call for submission of work on the theme of 'home' to be used in the 2010 programming for their annual Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, and SOUNDplay festivals. Categories of work accepted are: Radio Art, Electroacoustic Music & Sound Art, 'Videomusic' and Installation Art. Applicants can be of any age and nationality and must submit work by 30 September, 2009. Click here for more details.

Netmage 10: call for participants

Tenth edition of the international live media festival calls for participants...

The tenth edition of the Netmage festival has an open call out for participation in its International Live-Media Floor, the main section of the interdisciplinary arts festival program. Participation is open to projects that use electronic, electroacoustic, analogue and cinematic means to produce visuals and sound. Deadline is 19 September, 2009 and the festival itself takes place 28 - 30 January 2010. All material must be sent to: Netmage, Via Cà Selvatica 4/d, 40123 Bologna, Italy. Tel +39 051 331099,

Birdcage: Zeedijk

Amsterdam's mobile sound project...

Birdcage, a mobile sound project presents Zeedijk, an 'appropriation' of a shop front on a Chinese street in Amsterdam. The event will consist of four stages being constructed within the shop where musicians Audrey Chen, Wun Thong, and Byungjun Kwon –all experimental musicians active in America and Europe– will perform their work which can only be seen and heard by the audience through the shop's windows. Amsterdam Toko Dun Yong store front, Zeedijk 88, 4 July 7PM - 9PM. Free

Radio Futura & FuturePlaces Festival

An open call for work...

Radio Futura, which will be broadcasting live throughout the 2009 edition of the FuturePlaces international digital media festival in Porto, Portugal is asking for submissions of work to use during its special one week festival broadcast. FuturePlaces focuses on digital media's effect upon local cultures and societies through a series of concerts, exhibitions, workshops, parties and film screenings amongst other events. Radio Futura will be presenting a programme of both live and studio recorded material addressing all aspects of radio, digital culture and/or local cultures and are seeking proposals for those programs. Submit proposals to: by 15 August 2009 in the form of a short statement of the idea to be developed in the radio program, or an audio file of a draft program (MP3 or OGG format only). Click here for more information.

Warp20 last week of pre-order

Warp's 20th anniversary boxset last week of pre-order...

Warp records are celebrating their 20th anniversary by releasing a deluxe boxset collection of music and art from their back catalogue. Included are two CDs of Warp tracks, the first voted for by fans, the second as chosen by Warp co-founder Steve Beckett. Along with the tunes will be a booklet containing the cover art from every Warp release, a double CD album of remixes by past and present Warp artists, three 10" vinyls cut with unreleased rarities, two 10" vinyls cut with a selection of lock groove loops for your mixing pleasure and another CD of an hour long remix by Osymyso. Warp20 can be pre-ordered on until this Sunday 5 July. Click here for more details and full track listing.

The Avant: 10 Days of the Progressive Arts

Cork City's informal festival in the spirit of Futurism, Dada, Oulipo and Fluxus...

The Avant: 10 Days of the Progressive Arts, a series of music, art, poetry and other events taking place throughout the city of Cork, Ireland. Featured artists include Mairead Byrne, Tom Fitzgerald, Alex Conway an evening of music curated by the German label Gruenrekorder, screenings of Spanish avant-garde film and more. Cork various venues, Ireland, 3 - 12 July, click here for full information.

Marshall Allen exclusive ticket offer

Readers of The Wire can get specially discounted tickets for exclusive London concert

The legendary saxophonist and de facto leader of The Sun Ra Arkestra Marshall Allen plays a one-off UK show at London’s Café Oto on 6 July. Allen, who is touring Europe with the Arkestra during July, will be joined by the Arkestra’s piano player Farid Barron as well as some of London’s leading free music players for this exclusive and extremely rare event. Tickets cost £16 in advance, £18 on the door.

But in an exclusive offer, readers of The Wire can claim a special discount and get tickets for just £14.

To buy discounted tickets, click on either of the links below (NB Discounted tickets are limited and available on a first come first served basis): We Got Tickets or SU Tickets For more information on the event click here

Back issue bundles + Wire Tapper CDs

A brand new discount bundles offer to readers of The Wire

Here at The Wire HQ we've decided to put together some bundle offers of 4 back issues at a special discounted price of £15 (usually £20) for our readers, and an even further discounted price of £12 exclusive to our valued subscribers. Along with containing enough reading material to last through your holidays, each of the mags come with their original Tapper series CD, The Wire's ongoing exploration and collection of new and experimental music.

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Issue #236 + The Wire Tapper vol 10 double CD
Issue #244 + The Wire Tapper vol 11 CD
Issue #262 + The Wire Tapper vol 14 CD
Issue #274 + The Wire Tapper vol 16 CD

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Issue #268 + The Wire Tapper vol 15 CD
Issue #279 + The Wire Tapper vol 17 CD
Issue #284 + The Wire Tapper vol 18 CD
Issue #290 + The Wire Tapper vol 19 CD

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Issue #182 + The Wire Tapper vol 3 CD
Issue #193 + The Wire Tapper vol 5 CD
Issue #207 + The Wire Tapper vol 7 CD
Issue #256 + The Wire Tapper vol 13 CD

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