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Inside The Wire 312 | February 2010

Wadada Leo Smith photographed by Jeremy & Claire Weiss

The Masthead 4

Letters 6

Bitstream 10 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 11 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 12 Mika Vainio, Billie Ray Martin, Groupshow, Tapeworm cassettes and more

Charts 48

Out There 91 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Below The Radar + The Wire Tapper 96 Free downloads and CDs

Subscriptions 97

Reviews Index 49

Soundcheck 50 This month’s selected CDs, vinyl and downloads, including Alan Lomax’s recordings in Haiti, The Stooges, Bob Blank’s productions, Another Timbre’s piano reinventions and more. Plus avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, hiphop, jazz & Improv, modern composition, outer limits, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 75 Robert Ashley on his own Automatic Writing

Print Run 76 New music books: a Galactic Ramble through the UK underground; a revisionist Michael Jackson reader; Joshua Clover’s history of 1989, Geeta Dayal on Another Green World and more

On Screen 78 Phill Niblock, Chicago punk and Peter Watkins’s Privilege on DVD

On Site 80 Gallery and mixed media events, including Bob And Roberta Smith’s Factory Outlet in London

On Location 81 Festival and concert reviews, including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Calling Out Of Context and Cluster & Tortoise in London, Yoshi Wada in New York and more

Moon Wiring Club 16 Ian Hodgson’s imagined village takes in British audio ephemera and hiphop beats. By Joseph Stannard

Pangaea 18 Joe Muggs locks on to the Hessle Audio founder’s experimental and emotional dubstep sound

Raymond Dijkstra 20 The Dutch Noise maker converts himself into a ‘portal of energy’ via automated techniques. By Nick Cain

Global Ear Madeira 22 Tony Herrington reports from the Canary Island’s annual DiG festival of digital music and art

Cross Platform David Grubbs 24 The former Gastr Del Sol member has extended his output into film and installations, plus work with poet Susan Howe. By David Stubbs

Invisible Jukebox Eliane Radigue 26 The Parisian pioneer of the hypnotic drone meditates over The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Dan Warburton

Mattin 30 Improv, post-punk with Billy Bao and radical dialectics are all fuel to the Basque provocateur’s war on Capital. By David Keenan

Mark Ernestus 34 Celebrating 20 years of pacemaking Europe’s electronic heartbeat with the Basic Channel producer and Hard Wax store founder. By Derek Walmsley

Wadada Leo Smith 40 Phil Freeman meets a free music cosmopolitan who has explored free space with Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Spring Heel Jack and more

Epiphanies 98 Participating in Alvin Lucier’s Vespers helped composer Nicolas Collins to find himself

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