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Inside The Wire 322 | December 2010

Shackleton photographed by Florian Braun

The Masthead 4

Letters 6

Bitstream 8 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 9 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 10 Bruce McClure, Sculpture, EVOL, Free Software Series

Charts 42

Out There 81 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Subscriptions 88

Below The Radar +The Wire Tapper 89 Free downloads and CDs

Reviews Index 43

Soundcheck 44 This month’s selected CDs, vinyl and downloads, including Brian Eno, Suzanne Langille & Neel Murgai and Joe Colley. Plus avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, hiphop, jazz & Improv, modern composition, outer limits, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 65 Bruce Russell on Kevin Drumm

Print Run 66 New music books: a history of Elektra Records, a John Cage biography, a volume on Absolute Music, Van Dyke Parks’s Song Cycle analysed, and more

On Screen 69 Pauline Oliveros, Leah Singer & Lee Ranaldo and a Don Letts documentary on DVD

On Site 70 Exhibitions and installations: Field Studies 2010, Susan Philipsz in the City of London, Non-Cochlear Sound in New York City

On Location 72 Festival and concert reviews: the Lowest Form Of Music in London, Chromatologies in Rotherham, High Zero in Baltimore, and more

Jon Mueller 12 Inspired by the Shakers, the Milwaukee percussionist makes a virtue of simplicity. By Nick Cain

Shabazz Palaces 14 Lisa Blanning talks to the artist formerly known as Butterfly, of Digable Planets, about his new project

Vomir 16 Romain Perrot builds Harsh Noise Walls to protect himself from worldly temptations. By Nick Richardson

Global Ear Budapest & Pecs 18 Nathan Budzinski observes a festival’s attempts to forge links with Hungary’s outsider communities

Cross Platform Charlie Morrow 20 The chemist turned musician and sound artist’s largescale city works address the damage mankind has done to the planet. By Julian Cowley

Invisible Jukebox William Bennett 22 The Whitehouse founder comes under fire from The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by David Keenan

Nam June Paik 26 On the eve of a major retrospective in Liverpool, Brian Morton draws on his unpublished interviews to portray the Korean video/TV artist as dada composer

Shackleton 30 The Skull Disco co-founder has survived his Soundboy’s Suicide Note and moved to Berlin to craft his apocalyptic beat visions. By Derek Walmsley

Scientist 36 The expat Jamaican dub master distills four decades of sonic science into the data packets he chops into his dubstep collaborations. By Joe Muggs

Epiphanies 90 John Szwed discovers a different kind of harmolodics at an Ornette Coleman week in Hartford, Connecticut

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