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Inside The Wire 343 | September 2012

Josephine Foster by André Cepeda

The Masthead 4

Reviews Index 55

Letters 6

Bitstream 8 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 9 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 10 William Burroughs & Brion Gysin’s lost tapes unearthed; inside David Toop’s new improvised opera; Ex-Easter Island Head’s DIY minimalism; the return of The Boyle Family’s psychedelic light shows; plus Unofficial Channels

Charts 54

Out There 96 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Subscriptions 104

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

Soundcheck 56 This month’s selected CDs, vinyl and downloads, including John Cage & David Tudor in Japan, Animal Collective, Mark Fell, and the early recordings of Pharoah Sanders. Plus specialist columns, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 77 Eli Keszler on Xenakis’s studies and preparatory sketches

Print Run 78 New music books: The New Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs revisited; the first published biography of AL Lloyd; Alvin Lucier’s Notes On Experimental Music; Beethoven’s place in US culture; and new essays on Black Metal

On Screen 82 Films & DVDs: Eliane Radigue in Virtuoso Listening; live Japanese lo-fi pop in Tonofon Festival & Solo 2011

On Site 83 Exhibitions, installations, etc: Lucas Abela in Frankfurt; Sarah Harvey in London

On Location 84 Festival and concert reviews: New Opera Days Ostrava, Eddie Prévost’s 70th birthday concert, Khyam Allami’s Alif Ensmble, and the aftermath of Bloc 2012

Lol Coxhill 14 Steve Beresford remembers the late saxophonist and pays tribute to an advanced and democratic musician

Global Ear Montreal 16 Ryan Alexander Diduck taps into new synth and drone transmissions from Quebec’s cassette underground

Cross Platform Peter Strickland 18 Italian gorefests and Luciano Berio are the inspiration behind the UK director’s new film. By Daniel Spicer

Invisible Jukebox Terror Danjah 20 The Grime producer cocks his ear and locks into The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Joe Muggs

Terence Dwyer 24 Their 90 year old creator might disagree, but the early electronic works of this unsung UK composer shouldn’t be forgotten, argues Ian Helliwell

Josephine Foster 28 After tracing a path through opera, lieder, folk and psych, the nomadic US singer finds her musical home in the charged landscape of Cádiz, Spain. By Clive Bell

Penny Rimbaud & Gee Vaucher 36 Almost 30 years after Crass disbanded, Phil England visits Dial House and finds the polymath duo still on the frontline of the counterculture wars

Robert Hood 46 The new album by the Detroit Techno pioneer and former member of Underground Resistance is an elegy for a city in ruins. By Mike Shallcross

Epiphanies 106 On an academic placement in Paris, Nick Richardson gets his musical education at record libraries and noise shows