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Inside The Wire 339 | May 2012

Atom™ photographed in Santiago by Cristobal Palma

The Masthead 4

Letters 6

Bitstream 8 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 9 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 10 RAI’s radiophonic dramas on Imagination At Play; Jon Wozencroft and Paul Devereux’s Landscape & Perception website; Her Noise Archive; Jo Thomas; plus Unofficial Channels

Charts 54

Out There 97 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Subscriptions 104

Below The Radar + The Wire Tapper 105 Free downloads and CDs

Reviews Index 55

Soundcheck 56 This month’s selected CDs, vinyl and downloads, including Death Grips, Wadada Leo Smith and Smith & Mighty. Plus specialist columns, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 77 Mark Fell on The Human League’s Boys And Girls and The Sound Of The Crowd

Print Run 78 New music books: biographies of La Monte Young and Einstüzende Neubauten, a social history of noise, Gunther Schuller on himself and Will Oldham on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

On Screen 82 Films & DVDs: Aldo Tambellini, Cathodic Works 1966-1976; Yannis Kyriakides, Narratives 1: Dreams

On Site 83 Exhibitions, installations, etc: Sound Art. Sound As A Medium Of Art in Karlsruhe; Jeremy Deller and Weighted Words in London

On Location 85 Festival and concert reviews: AV Festival, Faster Than Sound: I Burn For You, Jenny Hval, Olga Neuwirth, Raster-Noton Anniversary

Collateral Damage 14 Digital media might have a lower carbon footprint, but they’re not resource-free, argues Phil England

Global Ear Seoul 16 The Occupy movement is helping underground music ferment in South Korea. By Peter Meanwell

Cross Platform Benedict Drew 18 The artist and musician’s installations unsettle with musique concrète and repurposed apps. By Nick Cain

Laurel Halo 20 Adam Harper gets enjoyably lost in the electronic musician’s free-roaming futurescapes

Sean McCann 21 David Keenan hears Renaissance choirs, American minimalism and folk in the US composer’s work

Invisible Jukebox Mary Halvorson 22 The avant-everything guitarist finds some previously unknown pleasures in The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Howard Mandel

Scott Walker 26 Ian Penman casts aside received rockist wisdom and asks if the singer’s lost years of MOR covers and TV shows were, in fact, his most musically enchanting

The great unlearning 32 What happened when Philip Clark left his compositional comfort zone and ventured into Eddie Prévost’s improvisation workshop?

Atom™ 40 From Señor Coconut to 19th century Romantic, Uwe Schmidt’s multiple personae spring from a lifelong passion for electronic simulacra, says Dan Barrow

The Primer Sound poetry 46 A guide to the artists, writers, composers and performers who declared war on the word with their visceral voices and liberated texts. By Julian Cowley

Epiphanies 106 A 1990 London gig by The Grateful Dead blows Richard King’s tiny mind

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