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20th Anniversary Specials


The Wire 20 1982-2002:

Audio Issue

Published to coincide with The Wire’s 20th anniversary, this new anthology of essays, many adapted from back issues of The Wire, functions as a one-stop guide to the key concepts and underlying themes hardwired into the radical music of the past 100 years

Chapters include: Erik Davis on the esoteric origins of the phonograph, Ian Penman on how the microphone altered the human voice, David Toop on sound sculpture and improvisation, Peter Shapiro on the use and abuse of the turntable, Biba Kopf on German road music, Edwin Pouncey on rock concrète, plus essays on Futurism, drones, glitch electronica, machine rhythms, space rituals, ecstatic jazz, Harry Smith, sound poetry, the Sonic Arts Union and more

On sale now Continuum Books original paperback

A triple CD box set specially compiled to mark The Wire’s 20th anniversary.

Contains 42 tracks drawn from the magazine’s 20 year orbit

Steve Lacy, Ennio Morricone with Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Coil, Hands To, David Toop & Max

Eastley, Vivian Jackson & King Tubby, Fennesz, Derek Bailey, Einstürzende Neubauten, AMM, Mars, Cabaret Voltaire , Tony Conrad with Faust, Designer, Torture, Fela Kuti, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Sonic Youth, Spring Heel Jack/Th e Blue Series Continuum, This Heat, Stereolab & Nurse With Wound, Jac Berrocal, Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra , Christian Marclay, John Cage, Yoshihide Otomo, Björk, Pauline Oliveros, Keith Hudson, Terry Riley, William

S Burroughs with Ian Sommerville, Suicide, Supersilent, Pan Sonic, Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft, Larry Youn g, David Behrman with Gordon Mumma, Fushitsusha, John & Alice Coltrane, John Fahey and Diamanda Gal ás On sale now Mute 3xCD

Buy direct/subscriber discounts

Undercurrents: The Hidden Wiring Of Modern Music is available direct from The Wire for £14 plus p&p.

NB Wire subscribers can get a special discount when ordering copies of the book direct from the magazine. The book retails at £14; the price to subscribers is just £10 plus p&p Postage rates per book: UK: £2; Europe: £3; USA and Rest of the World: £4. To order tel +44 (0)20 7422 5022 fax +44 (0)20 7422 5011 r m )

.uk The Wire 20 1982-2002: Audio Issue is available direct from Mute’s own mail order outlet, Mute Bank, for £19 .99 plus p&p. Tel +44 (0)20 8964 0029 137 NB For a limited period, Wire subscribers can get an exclusive discount when they buy copies of the box set direct from Mute Bank. The box set retails at £19.99; the price to subscribers is j ust £15.99 (EU countries)/£13.61 (non-EU countries) plus p &p. Go to (NB To qualify for the discount you m ust quote your Wire subscription number in the comments box on the order fo

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