The Wire

Issue 406 - December 2017

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Inside this issue:
Quantum Natives: Scattered across the globe but digitally connected, Brood Ma, Yearning Kru, recsund, Rosen and other QN operatives are forging parallel futures for electronic sound and vision. By Rory Gibb.

Hedley Jones: The Jamaican audio engineer died in September having altered the course of 20th century music with his sound system innovations. David Katz visited Montego Bay to conduct his final interview.

Li Jianhong & Wei Wei: Blending horror and sci-fi obsessions with DIY experimentation, the musical initiatives of Li Jianhong and Wei Wei have placed them at the cutting edge of the Beijing scene. By Josh Feola.

Once Upon A Time In São Paolo: The collision of pop and avant garde music in the late 1970s gave rise to the fiercely independent and still influential vanguarda paulista movement. By Russ Slater.

Li Jianhong & Wei Wei: From Pipe Dreams to the search for the lost chord. By Geeta Dayal


L’Ocelle Mare: Multi-instrumentalist Thomas Bonvalet’s new project locates meaning in the microcosmic. By Claire Sawers

Raven Chacon: The Albuquerque based composer combines diverse musical strategies with Navajo knowledge. By Julian Cowley

Kapiw & Apappo: The Ainu sisters unlock the age-old secrets of song. By Clive Bell

Off World: A new life awaits Sandro Perri and company. By Emily Bick

Global Ear: Port-au-Prince: Rara and vodou collide with contemporary forms in the Haitian capital. By Thomas Rees

Invisible Jukebox: Tyshawn Sorey: Will the US jazz wunderkind master the inner spectrum of variables that is The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Phil Freeman

The Inner Sleeve: James Jackson Toth: on Leo Kottke’s Dreams And All That Stuff

Epiphanies: Turntablist dj sniff reminisces on his reciprocal relationship with vinyl

On Screen: New films and DVDs: James Lathos’s Finding Joseph I

Print Run: New music books: gallery sounds, new perspectives on musical misogyny, audio culture explored, and more

On Site: Recent exhibitions and performances: Hannah Black, nitroBEAT Pit Party, and more

On Location: Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: M Sayyid, Newcastle Festival Of Jazz And Improvised Music, Ponderosa Stomp, Lee Gamble, and more...

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