Wire Magazine – Issue 436 – June 2020

Derek Walmsley (Ed.)


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  • Wire Magazine
  • 2020
  • 90 pages
  • Softcover + CD

Inside this issue:

Arca: For over a decade Venezuelan producer, vocalist and performer Alejandra Ghersi has been queering electronic music and the discourse around it. With her fourth album KiCk i imminent she talks cyborgian fantasies and non-binary futures. By Steph Kretowicz

Once Upon A Time In Williamsburg: In the 1970s, the then rundown New York borough was home to a progressive black music community involving Rashied Ali, Marzette Watts, Carol Blank, and others. By Val Wilmer

Greg Fox: From his work in Guardian Alien, Liturgy and Uniform to his solo excursions, the New York based drummer refracts rock via an avant garde prism. By Antonio Poscic

Global Ear: Ten more artists, writers and organisers from around the world including Jennifer Walshe, Astral Social Club and WFMU respond to the new realities presented by the Covid-19 pandemic

Invisible Jukebox: AGF × Vladislav Delay: Will The Wire’s mystery record selection leave Finland’s electronic power couple out in the cold?

Unlimited Editions: Yes No Wave Music

Unofficial Channels: The Leaf Explorers

DJ Marcelle: Atypical turntable action from the anti-careerist eclecticist. By Chal Ravens

Simon Kirby, Tommy Perman & Rob St John: Their UK arts collaboration is beginning to see the light. By Julian Cowley

Robert Ridley-Shackleton: Life and times of a bargain bin Prince. By Stewart Smith

The Inner Sleeve: Mourning [A] BLKstar’s RA Washington on Archie Shepp’s The Cry Of My People

Epiphanies: Sonic Boom on the benefits of a psychedelic mindset

Print Run: Rated SavX: The Savage Pencil Skratchbook by Savage Pencil; Lipsynching by Merrie Snell; Listening To The Wind: Encounters With 21st Century Independent Record Labels by Ian Preece; Kraftwerk: Future Music From Germany by Uwe Schütte; Eavesdropping: A Reader edited by James Parker & Joel Stern

On Screen: Rubika Shah White Riot

On Site: Tanoa Sasraku, London, UK

On Location: Cryptic, Glasgow, UK/Facebook; Vula Viel featuring Peter Zummo, London, UK/YouTube; Hausu Mountain Records Showcase, Chicago, US/Twitch; Listen To Music Safely In Your Home Next to A Fern, Los Angeles, US/Twitch; Elaine Mitchener + Kerry Yong, London, UK/YouTube; Sun Araw: Live In Brno, Brno, Czech Republic/Twitch; International Contemporary Ensemble & Ione: Pauline Oliveros’s Tuning Meditation, Various locations/Zoom; AMPLIFY 2020: quarantine, Various locations/Bandcamp/Facebook

Soundcheck: 16, Félicia Atkinson, Gary Bartz & Maisha, Masaki Batoh, BlackLab, Bulbils, Cahn Ingold Prelog, Cclcng, Philippe Cohen Solal, Die Angel, fra fra, The GulfFire, Celia Hollander, Kemper Norton, Knxwledge, Dane Law, Cindy Lee, Lucy Liyou, Alvin Lucier, The Master Musicians Of Dyffryn Moor, Bérangère Maximin, Memotone, Roscoe Mitchell with Ostravska Banda, Moniquea, Mourning [A] BLKstar, MSHR, The Night Monitor, Shunzo Ohno, ONO, Phono Ghosts, Pink Siifu, Plone, Quelle Chris & Chris Keys, Red Axes, Tilman Robinson, Neil Scrivin, Matthew Shipp, Snowbeasts + Solypsis, Phillip Sollmann, Solypsis, Sonic Boom, Star Searchers, Curt Sydnor, Today Is The Day, TrueMendous, Birgit Ulher & Franz Hautzinger, Vile Creature, Westside Gunn, Li Yilei, Yung Lean, Various 5 Years Of Modern Funk, Various Withdrawn I/Withdrawn II

The Boomerang: The Associates, Roy Budd, Diamanda Galás, No Trend, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Mike Osborne & Friends, Sir Lord Baltimore, June Tyson, Mike Westbrook, White Heaven