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Inside The Wire 301 | March 2009

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy photographed by Eva Vermandel

The Masthead 4

Letters 6

Bitstream 8 News and more from below the radar

The Joined-up World of The Wire 9 What we are up to online and elsewhere

Trip Or Squeek 9 By Savage Pencil

Bites 10 Michael Nyman & Carsten Nicolai, Wolfgang Müller, Siwa Records, UK Funky

Charts 44

Out There 86 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Reviews Index 45

Soundcheck 46 This month’s selected CDs, vinyl and downloads, including Kompakt’s Pop Ambient 2009, Black Dice and the Butte County Free Music Society. Plus avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, global, hiphop, jazz & Improv, outer limits, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 71 Simon Reynolds on Philips’s Prospective 21ème Siècle label

Print Run 72 New music books, including studies of John Zorn and Charles Ives, plus a survey of Australian experimental music

On Screen 74 Miles Davis & Keith Jarrett and John Cage on DVD

On Site 75 Gallery and mixed media events, including Ubiquitous Oscillations, Or Fourier Changed Our World in Berlin, and Psychosomatic Acid Test in London

On Location 76 Concert and festival reviews, including Robert Ashley, Band Of Holy Joy, Tony Conrad & Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Animal Collective and more

Zomby 12 There’s more to the London based dubstepper than Hardcore nostalgia, argues Lisa Blanning

Menace Ruine 14 Edwin Pouncey hears how Black Metal is the inspiration for this Canadian duo’s magick drones

Seymour Wright 16 The London based alto saxophonist tells Nick Cain how Art Blakey interferes with his dinner

Global Ear Phnom Penh 18 Maria Bakkalapulo meets a survivor of the Pol Pot regime keeping Cambodian folk music alive

Cross Platform Sub Rosa Vocal Archive 20 Julian Cowley discovers Duchamp, Joyce and Burroughs in the Belgian label’s vaults

Invisible Jukebox Joe Morris 22

The American free jazz guitarist finds illuminations in our mystery record box. Tested by Phil Freeman

Joan La Barbara 26

The electronic vocalist details her extraordinary life in contemporary music with John Cage, Morton Feldman, Alvin Lucier and more. By Julian Cowley Andrew Cyrille 32

Cecil Taylor’s rhythmatist of choice tells Andy Hamilton about the freedom movement in the 1960s and his more recent explorations of African roots

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy 38

In a revealing interview, Will Oldham tells Derek Walmsley about his invented personae and the wild frontiers of alternative Country

Epiphanies 98 Former Special Jerry Dammers on the cosmic significance of Sun Ra

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