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The Wire — October 2015, #380

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Hieroglyphic Being Opening a special feature on the stellar legacy of jazz visionary Sun Ra, Jamal Moss explains how the cosmic philosophy of the master has informed his approach to house and techno, locating new pathways out of grim reality. By Jacob Arnold

Omniverse Sun Ra A semi-legendary book on Sun Ra is being republished by longtime admirers Art Yard. Author Hartmut Geerken and Art Yard’s Peter Dennett tell the story behind the tome. By Daniel Spicer

Marshall Allen Since first working with Sun Ra in the late 1950s, the alto saxophonist has been instrumental in spreading the galactic gospel of The Arkestra. By David Keenan

Gilles Peterson The DJ and collector talks about his new Sun Ra anthology. By Francis Gooding

Ernest Berk Following his flight from the Nazis, the DIY musique concrète pioneer drew connections between experimental composition and modern dance. By Ian Helliwell

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Hieroglyphic Being Opening a special feature on the stellar legacy of jazz visionary Sun Ra, Jamal Moss explains how the cosmic philosophy of the master has informed his approach to house and techno, locating new pathways out of grim reality. By Jacob Arnold

Omniverse Sun Ra A semi-legendary book on Sun Ra is being republished by longtime admirers Art Yard. Author Hartmut Geerken and Art Yard’s Peter Dennett tell the story behind the tome. By Daniel Spicer

Marshall Allen Since first working with Sun Ra in the late 1950s, the alto saxophonist has been instrumental in spreading the galactic gospel of The Arkestra. By David Keenan

Gilles Peterson The DJ and collector talks about his new Sun Ra anthology. By Francis Gooding

Ernest Berk Following his flight from the Nazis, the DIY musique concrète pioneer drew connections between experimental composition and modern dance. By Ian Helliwell

Bites

Christina Vantzou The composer and video artist adds strings to her bow. By Maya Kalev

Storm Bugs Tape-damaged DIY veterans go digital. By Neil Kulkarni

B-Movie: Lust And Sound In West Berlin 1979–1989 A new Berlin documentary reveals how Mancunian exile Mark Reeder helped shape its post-punk scene. By Abi Bliss

W Mark Sutherland The Canadian sound poet rails against cultural amnesia. By Julian Cowley

Collateral Damage Unsound’s Mat Schulz asks how festivals can stay true to their roots in a curatorial age

Global Ear Budapest Grassroots arts spaces in the Hungarian capital take a stand against conservative authorities. By Nikolaus Gerszewski

Invisible Jukebox Randall Dunn The producer, engineer and Master Musician Of Bukkake seeks enlightenment in The Wire’s mystery record selection

The Inner Sleeve Heatsick on Craig David’s Born To Do It

Epiphanies Kristin Hersh finds connections between sound, silence and stories

On Screen New films and DVDs: DC punks and The Ex live

Print Run New music books: writing sound with Daniela Cascella, extreme music subcultures, a history of Elektronmusikstudion Stockholm and more

On Site Recent exhibitions: Shezad Dawood’s Towards The Possible Film

On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: The Thing In The Spring, Atonal, Supernormal, Olivia Block, Kamasi Washington and more

Soundcheck A–Z Billy Bao Theo Burt Michael Byron C418 Carter Tutti Void Andrew Chalk Andrew Chalk & Tom James Scott Michael Chapman CoLa Loren Connors Cooly G Éloïse Decazes & Delphine Dora Ricardo Dias Gomes Peter Garland German Army Henryk Górecki Mary Halvorson Julia Holter The Host Hour House Darius Jones featuring Emilie Lesbros Henry Kaiser Henry Kaiser & Damon Smith Julia Kent Eric La Casa & Taku Unami The Lloyd Pack George Maciunas Jake Meginsky Mdou Moctar Steve Moore Ron Morelli Mural Stephen O’Malley Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton Rizan Said Logan Sama James Saunders Chas Smith Tuxedomoon & Cult With No Name US Girls Various ¡Salgan Al Sol!: Avant-Rock En La Argentina Del Siglo XXI Visionist Zombi

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The Advisory Circle AFX Miles Davis Arnold Dreyblatt Arnold Dreyblatt: The Orchestra Of Excited Strings Little Howlin’ Wolf Lizzy Mercier Descloux Mount Vernon Arts Lab Sonny Rollins Quartet with Don Cherry André Stordeur Various A New Life: Private, Independent & Youth Jazz In Great Britain 1966–1990 Various Bali 1928 Vol II: Tembang Kuna – Songs From An Earlier Time Various Bali 1928 Vol III: Lotring And The Sources Of Gamelan Tradition Various Brown Acid: The First Trip Various In A Moment... Ghost Box Various Jamaica Is The Place To Go: An Invitation To Jamaican Mento Various Out Of Many, One Music! Music That Shaped Jamaica Various Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dancehall Classics Various Turtle Records: Pioneering British Jazz 1970–1971

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