Wire Magazine 423 – May 2019

Tony Herrington (Ed.)


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  • 2019
  • 106 pages
  • Softcover, Magazine
  • 28 × 23 × 0.5 cm

Inside this issue:

Tanya Tagaq: Through extended vocal technique and dedication to oral tradition, the Inuk composer and performer draws attention to Canada’s destructive colonial past. By Phil England

A Tribe Called Red: First Nation resistance takes on sonic force and physical form in the performances and recordings of the radical Canadian collective. By Marcus Boon

The Primer: William Parker: Over a career of nearly 50 years, the bassist, composer, improvisor, poet and theorist has taken numerous paths to enlightenment. Here we present a user’s guide to his work. By Daniel Spicer

Angel Marcloid: The Chicago based producer builds sci-fi popscapes from Weather Channel jazz and 1980s prog. By Emily Bick

Sholto Dobie: The instrument builder and improvisor weaves myth and magic from his South London base. By Claire Sawers

Ava Mendoza: Derek Bailey and Trey Azagthoth meet in the Brooklynite’s fiery guitarrorism. By Phil Freeman

Julia Reidy: Adventures in microtonality with the Australian 12-string guitarist. By Abi Bliss

Global Ear: Bristol: The West Country’s most musical city nurtures a fertile Indian classical music scene. By George Howlett

Collateral Damage: The voices of Indigenous musicians must be heard. By tanner menard

Invisible Jukebox: Dylan Carlson: Will The Wire’s mystery record selection bring the drone metal pioneer down to Earth? Tested by Emily Pothast

The Inner Sleeve: Wayne Shorter on fantasy and action figures

Epiphanies: The London Sound Survey’s Ian Rawes finds inspiration in the spectral echoes of the city

Soundcheck: Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society, Marja Ahti, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Baker/Coloccia/Mueller, Barnett & Coloccia, JJ Cale, Com Truise, Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti, Dagshenma, Dave, Delaney Davidson & Bruce Russell, The Dream Syndicate, Drug Apts, Euglossine, Peter Evans & Sam Pluta, The Flying Luttenbachers, Chris Forsyth, Fran & Flora, Fredo, Georgia, Beth Gibbons & The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Headroom, Holly Herndon, Marla Hlady & Eric Chenaux, Anna Homler, Human Feel, Lafidki, The Last Poets, Craig Leon, David Liebman, Liebman/Rudolph/Drake, Logos, Mana, Metro Crowd, Steve Moore, Mourning [A] BLKstar, DJ Muggs x Eto, DJ Muggs x Mach-Hommy, Nonlocal Forecast, Sean Noonan Pavees Dance, Not Waving & Jim O’Rourke, Daniel O’Sullivan, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Bogdan Raczynski, MC Schmidt, Signs Of The Silhouette, Slow Listener, Solange, Spaceship, Sunn O))), Tahnzz, Tavishi, Amon Tobin, Øyvind Torvund/Bit20 Ensemble/ Kjetil Møster/Jørgen Træn, Devin Townsend, Tropical Trash, Visible Cloaks with Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano, Trevor Watts, Various Forth Compilation Vol 2, Various Pay It All Back Vol 7

The Boomerang: David Attenborough, Botanist, Insides, Curtis Mayfield, Phill Niblock, Sparks, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Sun Ra, Warren Winter’s Band, Bernie Worrell, Various Jobcentre Rejects: Ultra Rare NWOBHM 1978–1982, Various The Social Power Of Music, Various Spiritual Jazz Vol 9: Blue Notes Parts I & II

On Screen: Eric Mahoney Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero; Thomas Maury Niblock’s Sound Spectrums: Within Invisible Rivers

Print Run: Ways Of Hearing by Damon Krukowski; Free Jazz In Japan: A Personal History by Teruto Soejima; Humming by Suk-Jun Kim; The Hum Of The World: A Philosophy Of Listening by Lawrence Kramer; Time Flowing Backwards: A Memoir by Graeme Jefferies

On Site: Berberian Sound Studio, London, UK; Paul Rooney: Stolen Things, Ripon, UK

On Location: Sonic Acts 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Oneohtrix Point Never, London, UK; Mashrou’ Leila, London, UK; Sons D’Hiver, Paris, France; Pitchfork Midwinter, Chicago, US; Gizehfest 2019, Manchester, UK; Henry Threadgill, Minneapolis, US; Jamaica!! Meets Sly And The Family Drone, London, UK; Ngbaduma: Coldwar + Claude Mukwaba, London, UK; Kel Assouf, London, UK; Still House Plants + Mette Rasmussen + Historically Fucked + Laurie Tompkins + Shade Théret + Cucina Povera + Bamya + Ashley Paul + Lewis Prosser Installation, London, UK