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Inside The Wire 279 May 2007

Regulars

The Masthead 6 Letters 8 Bitstream 10 Trawling for gossip withThe Wire’s news net. PlusTrip Or Squeek Global Ear 18 A Hawk And A Hacksaw’s Jeremy Barnes reports from Budapest, deluged with music from Europe’s Mississippi Delta

Charts 50 Out There 100 The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces, radio and more Subscribe 104 Back Issues 106 Epiphanies 114 Joseph Stannard finds adolescent stirrings of oceanic bliss in Steve Winwood’s Arc Of A Diver

Von Süüdenfed photographed by Leon Chew

Features

The Wire Tapper 17 4 Your track-by-track guide to this month’s free CD

Strategy 12 Community Library label runner Paul Dickow details his sonic smear campaign. By Philip Sherburne

Sylvie Courvoisier 14 The Swiss pianist discusses improvising with the cream of downtown New York’s crop. By Julian Cowley

Carlos Giffoni 16 The No Fun Festival founder tells Marc Masters about his endless quest for the perfect noise

Cross Platform Derek Jarman 20 Watching his Super-8 fi lms, Brian Dillon appraises the British experimental fi lm maker’s entrancing soundtracks

Invisible Jukebox Rhys Chatham 22 The composer, trumpeter and Metal head grapples with The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Dan Warburton

Von Süüdenfed 28 Mark E Smith and Mouse On Mars’s new project is not so much a collaboration as a shotgun wedding marrying digital mayhem with cantankerous interventions. By David Stubbs

Evan Parker 34 The saxophonist tells Philip Clark about his enduring search for new forms via his Electro-Acoustic Ensemble and Spring Heel Jack, and explains why he and Derek Bailey had to split

The Primer Dubstep 42 Derek Walmsley provides a user’s guide to the sub-bass pressure of the UK’s latest dancefl oor mutation, with Burial, Kode9, Skream, Loefah, Digital Mystikz, DJ Hatcha and more

Reviews

Index 51 Soundcheck 52 This month’s selected CDs and vinyl, including Bjöörk, Sly & The Family Stone, Mute’s Audio Documents and more. Audio Documents and more. Audio Documents Plus specialist columns on avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, global, hiphop, jazz & Improv, outer limits, reissues, compilations and unusual formats The Inner Sleeve 77 Rzzzzz! Jem Finer on Frank Zappa’s Weasels Ripped My Flesh Print Run 78 New music books, including Simon Reynolds’s Bring The Noise, an ECM history, lost Sun Ra artwork and more On Screen 80 New music DVDs and film, including a Scott Walker documentary, Gang Gang Dance and Trimix on film On Site 81 Gallery and mixed media events, including London’s Future Of Sound and Optronica festivals On Location 82 Concert and festival reviews, including Borealis in Bergen, Ether in London, Hipersôônica in Rio, Gladtree in Massachusetts, Conlon Nancarrow in London and more

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