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Alice Coltrane photographed by Jake Waiters

Regulars Bitstream/ Death Row 10 Notes from the underground/ Alan Vega's last requests

Global Ear 18 Steve Bates ce lebrates the cool sounds emanating from Winnipeg's splendid isolation

Epiphanies 106 Jerry Hopkins rid es tandem with Frank Zappa

Editor's Idea 4 Letters 6 Charts 52 Out There 88 Label Directory 96 Plus Label Lore and Savage Penci l

Back Issues 98 Subscribe 100 Reviews Index 53 Soundcheck 54 Ava nt Rock 70 Critical Beats 71 Dub 72 Electronica 73 HipHop 74 Jazz & lmprov 75 Modern Composition 76 Outer Limits 77 Print Run 78 Ether Talk 80 On Location 82

Steve Beresford 24 lmprov, composition and comedy are all a matter of timing, says English experimentalism's imp of the perverse, who has worked with John Zorn , The Slits, Otomo Yoshihide, Adrian Sherwood and Vie Reeves. By Julian Cowley

Berlin: Open City 30 Parachuted into Berlin for the Transmediale Festival 's interface of music, architecture and technology, Ken Hollings explores th e role of art media and the city's rejuv enated Techno scene in reviving its East-West deadzones

AI ice Coltrane 36 In an exclusive interview at her California home, Edwin Pouncey explores the cosmic jazz legend's ongoing quest for universal consciousness, from her part in Coltrane's ecstatic jazz through an illustrious solo career

Invisible Jukebox 20 David Grubbs The form er Gastr Del Sol singer, songwriter and instrumentalist tries to identify tracks by Luc Ferrari, Mission Of Burma, Pauline Oliveros, Palace Brothers, Mayo Thompson , Tortoise and more. Tested by Dan Warburton

Tangents 46 Criminal Elements Charting 100 years of break-ins, bootlegs and plagiaryhthms, from pirated wax cylinders through sci-fi novelty collages and the birth of the DJ t o Tigerbeat6 and Girls On Top 's cloned pop tracks. By Peter Shapiro

Bites Vibracathedral Orchestra 12 Taylor Deupree 14 S nn ))) 16

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