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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.

Bundle A
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

Bundle B
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

Bundle C
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

Price per bundle: £15 (usually £20)

Subscribers price: £12

Postage cost per bundle:
UK £0
EU/USA/Canada £4
Elsewhere £6

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Room To Breathe

Help fill up an empty room in Wandsworth Common with balloons...

An open invitation to sound makers and performers to participate in a collective action/performance: "In a newly renovated, empty flat, in the residential neighbourhood of Wandsworth Common, we [will] be blowing balloons and trying to fill one of the rooms." Participants may take part for any duration or part of the performance. Your kind of thing? email for full details. 4 July 2-7PM

Dublin Sound Lab: Call For Works

The contemporary music ensemble invites composers to send works for any combination of harpsichord, computer, and fixed media...

Dublin's contemporary music ensemble Dublin Sound Lab, who specialise in electroacoustic music and computer-mediated performance are putting out a call for works in any combination of harpsichord, computer, and fixed media. Works submitted may be of any duration and there are no restrictions as to age or nationality of the composer. The selected pieces will be performed later this year in Dublin Sound Lab’s annual festival. Submissions are to be posted to: Dublin Sound Lab 'Call for Works', 47 Ferguson Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland by 1 September 2009 (postmarked). Click here for more information.

Submit To The Long Beach SoundWalk

A call out for work...

1 July is the deadline to submit work to be included in the annual Long Beach, California, USA SoundWalk event organised by the local artists collective FLOOD. SoundWalk 2009 will host a range of work integrating visual, performative and aural elements; sculptures, environments, performances and installations will be located indoors and outdoors throughout downtown Long Beach on 3 October. Click upon here for full information.

Warp20 announced

A deluxe box-set announced to commemorate 20 years of the Warp label

A limited edition box set featuring exclusive music and art commemorating the 20th anniversary of Warp is now on pre-sale at Warp's online store The comprehensive package features new songs, covers and re-edits, older previously unreleased material from Warp artists, tracks selected as some of his personal favourites by co-founder Steve Beckett and the top ten pieces voted for by Warp fans (twenty thousand personal stories and messages about Warp songs were left by the public, the best of which will appear in the artwork). It will also include a book showcasing the label’s design history, along with an exclusive hour-long mix and a locked-groove vinyl set. More info on the box set and how to obtain it here

This week on Adventures In Modern Music

Rob Young in discussion with Comus's Roger Wootton in this Thursday's installment along with a special Saturday episode hosted by Anne Hilde Neset and joined by the sound art collective Ultra-red later in the week on The Wire's AIMM on Resonance FM... read more

Adventures In Modern Music, 11 June with Rob Young: Comus are one of the great forgotten English progressive folk groups. Their 1971 album First Utterance was a blast of savage pagan energy directed against hippy complacency. Amazingly, the group have reformed and will play First Utterance in full at this week's Equinox Festival. Rob will be joined by the group's main singer and songwriter, Roger Wootton, to discuss Comus's history and influences, and play a selection of music by Comus and their contemporaries. Resonance 104.4 FM or online, 11 June, 9PM BST

On Saturday Anne Hilde Neset will be hosting a special extra edition of AIMM where she'll be joined by the international art/music collective Ultra-red members Dont Rhine and Robert Sember to discuss their various projects. Resonance 104.4 FM or online, 13 June, 3:30PM BST

As Long As It Takes Open Call: Sound Poetry

An open call for for submissions of sound poetry, scores for sound poetry and essays on sound poetry...

The Atlanta Poets Group magazine As Long As It Takes is calling for submissions of sound poetry, scores for sound poetry and essays on sound poetry in/of/against the tradition(s) of Ball, Schwitters, Henri Chopin, Jandl, Cobbing, The Four Horsemen and the Fylkingen Group. All work that has been selected will appear in the magazine and be available for download from the magazine's site under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike license. Click upon here for more information.

zeitkratzer's Volksmusic

zeitkratzer to perform Volksmusic at Taktlos Festival, Zürich

Reinhold Friedl’s co-operation with zeitkratzer-drummer Maurice de Martin, "Volksmusik", will be performed at the Taktlos festival in Zürich, Switzerland, tomorrow night (6 June) at Rote Fabrik, Aktionshalle.

Join Vortex Jazz

Vortex membership scheme

To celebrate the fourth anniversary of its move to new premises in Dalston, East London, the much feted Vortex club is launching a new membership scheme. The scheme aims to help punters access the Vortex's nightly programme of new jazz and contemporary music for less and to help the venue develop fresh and radical musical projects. Standard membership costs £50/year and provides two complimentary tickets, 50% discount on subsequent member's tickets and discounts at other Dalston businesses.

Bacterial Orchestra

Hundreds of iPhones to join to create a musical organism in Uppsala, Sweden

It started off as a sound installation in 2006 but has now developed into a self-organising system of intelligent neural music. Olle Cornéer and Martin Lübcke are behind the Bacterial Orchestra which is due to perform this Saturday at the Volt Festival, Uppsala, Sweden. The original installation consisted of several audio cells. Every cell would 'listen' to its surroundings and picks up sounds, trying to play together in a musical way. The musical material came from the background noise, people talking or sounds played by other cells. Public Epidemic No 1 (2009) is a generation of the installation where each cell lives on an Apple iPhone and interacts with cells on other iPhones. Be part of a world wide sound pandemic. More info about the projects: