The Wire

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Issue #195

May 2000

Sonic Boom
As London’s Hayward Gallery hosts the largest retrospective of sonic art the UK has ever seen, we present a guide to the visualisation of multiple, hybrid soundworlds

Brian Eno
The Ambient pioneer explains why his new sensual installation pieces give him a spatial freedom he can’t enjoy in the studio. By Biba Kopf

Tokyo Without A Map
Sonic Boom’s curator David Toop tells the story of a recent fact finding trip to the Japanese capital, where the radio enters his dreams and he witnesses a young sound artists’ karaoke competition

Christian Marclay
For more than 20 years, the New York turntablist has been upsetting the relationship of artist and consumer by sculpting the materials of music reproduction. By Rahma Khazam

Heri Dono
Infused with Gamelan and Wayang shadow puppetry, the work of Indonesia’s premier installation artist offers a critique of Asia’s tradition-obsessed regimes. By Rob Young

Godspeed You Black Emperor!
The enigmatic Montreal nine piece collective has eluded all attempts by the press to penetrate the mystique of their searing post-rock elegies. Until now. Exclusive interview by David Keenan

Invisible Jukebox: Evan Parker
The godfather of aerobatic Improv saxophone tries to identify tracks by John Surman, Dionne Warwick, Sonic Youth, David S Ware, John Zorn & Fred Frith, Terry Riley, Captain Beefheart, and more. Tested by Mike Barnes