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The 2017 Le Guess Who? festival invited The Wire's deputy editor Joseph Stannard to host talks with two acts from the line up

In addition to their joint performance at Utrecht's Le Guess Who? 2017, Kevin Martin aka The Bug & Dylan Carlson from Seattle based band Earth took an hour to speak with The Wire in a filmed interview. The pair discussed how they first came across each other's music, the concepts behind their collaborative work, as well as Jah Shaka, John and Alice Coltrane, and more.

Stannard was also joined by the Lebanese Montréal based producer and performer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, one half of Jerusalem In My Heart. He spoke about the project's sometimes aleatoric methods, its mission to not appear in the same venue more than once, the challenges that come with collaboration and people missing the point.

Watch a solo drum performance by Ikuro Takahashi

In February 2010, Japanese percussionist Ikuro Takahashi performed at Akebono Art and Community Centre in Sapporo, capital city of Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido. Film maker Mikio Saito was there to capture it