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Inside The Wire 329 | July 2011

Roy Harper photographed by Jake Walters

The Wire Bookshop 4

The Masthead 6

Letters 8

Bitstream 10 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 11 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 12 La Monte Young’s Four Dreams Of China, Invasion Of The Mysteron Killer Sounds compilation and Promised Lands website, plus Unofficial Channels

Charts 42

Out There 82 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 Master Musicians Of Bukkake, Anti-G, Michael Chapman, Father’s Children, Black Artists Group and Hype Williams. Plus specialist columns, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 65 Jace Clayton on Nass El Ghiwane

Print Run 66 New music books: a life of Carla Bley, Sugar Minott and Kingston Dancehall, the New York Avant-Garde reassessed

On Screen 68 Films & DVDs: The Miners’ Hymns and Russian Film Pioneers

On Site 69 Exhibitions, installations, etc Dreamweapon: The Art And Life Of Angus MacLise in New York City

On Location 70 Festival and concert reviews: Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative, i and e Festival, Nurse With Wound + Bruce Gilbert & Mika Vainio + Radian and more

Errorsmith 14 The Berlin instrument designer plays ghost in the machine with his beat programming. By Derek Walmsley

Nils Økland 16 The Norwegian Hardanger fiddler and improvisor talks Ole Bull with Julian Cowley

Collateral Damage 18 David Keenan makes the case for music beginning at home

Global Ear Beijing 20 Josh Feola fishes for Noise in Beijing’s newest alternative music venue

Cross Platform Adolf Wölfli 22 Brian Morton analyses the musical dimensions of the Swiss outsider’s dense, troubled artwork

Invisible Jukebox People Like Us 24 Vicki Bennett, playful sound deconstructionist, welcome abroad The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Phil England

John Wall 28 How the London sampling composer is raising his game with Improv input and truculent avant garde poetry. By Richard Pinnell

John Maus 32 Joseph Stannard meets the Minnesota pop savant and punk theoriser who’s fracking the last resources out of 1980s electro synth sounds

Roy Harper 34 Still in the crease in his 70th year, English music’s old cricketer looks back over five decades of singing into the storm. By Rob Young

Epiphanies 90 Novelist Luke Williams enters the anechoic chamber with memories of John Cage

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