The Conduit 00.03
- THE CONDUIT 00.03
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>>NEWS<<THE WIRE 193 (March 2000)
On the cover of this month's issue: Ian Penman celebrates the 23 year art
attack of Colin Newman, Bruce Gilbert, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey -
otherwise known as Wire. Also featured: Rashied Ali - interstellar drummer;
ex-Cabaret Voltaire member Richard H Kirk; Bill Laswell's Invisible
Jukebox; plus Vladislav Delay, Tara Jane ONeil, Haco, Kimmo Pohjonen, Terre
Thaemlitz on Cheap Trick, and more
In review: CDs by Robert Ashley, Asian Dub Foundation, Derek Bailey & Susie
Ibarra, Tim Buckley, Clicks + Cuts, Coil, Burnt Friedman & The Nu Dub
Players, Laika, Alvin Lucier, Erik M, The MC5, Moondog, Will Oldham,
Bernard Parmegiani, The Residents, Soft Machine, Sun Ra, Tied & Tickled
Trio, Jah Wobble and many more
New music books: David Toop's Rap Attack #3; Rapid Eye Movement revisited;
plus a century of jazz on record and a bluffer's guide to Japanese pop
Live: a feast of electronics in New York featuring Morton Subotnick, Tony
Conrad and Pauline Oliveros; La Monte Young and friends celebrate Richard
Maxfield and Terry Jennings downtown; Magma, Ryoji Ikeda and
:zoviet*france: on London's South Bank; John Zorn's Masada at the Barbican
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Vainio/Vaisanen/Einheit, Kimmo Pohjonen, Wire, Stylus, John Wall, Curd
Duca, Fennesz, O'Rourke, Rehberg, I'm Sore vs Noise Camp, Daniel Givens,
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THE WIRE ON AIR
Every month in the year 2000 The Wire broadcasts a selection of music from
the latest issue on the Dutch radio station Die Concertzender. The
programme, 'Pakrammel', can be heard every fourth Wednesday of the month
(10-11pm), and repeated the following Monday (4-5pm). The station is also
broadcast over the Web.
*De Concertzender: http://www.concertzender.nl
>>WIRE PEOPLE<<DAVID TOOP curates the SONIC BOOM exhibition opening at London's Hayward
Gallery on 27 April. Running until 18 June, Sonic Boom will contain a
massive survey of sound art today, featuring works by Lee Ranaldo, Brian
Eno, Christian Marclay, Max Eastley, Scanner, Disinformation, Christina
Kubisch, Ryoji Ikeda, Angela Bulloch and many other living artists and
*Hayward Gallery: http://www.hayward-gallery.org.uk/
>>LIVE EVENTS<<INTERFERENCE Relaunched!
Launched in March 1998, INTERFERENCE is an acclaimed series of themed
forums, co-hosted by The Wire magazine and The Lux Centre, encompassing
talks, screenings, live music and sound demonstrations. The events have
provided a rare opportunity to engange in discussions and presentations
with a host of influential sound artists and thinkers. Now a second series
is set to relaunch this April with two unique nights of new music.
1) Thursday 6 April 9pm
An evening of talk and performance in the presence of the world's only
transgendered composer (Comatonse, Mille Plateaux), who mixes sexual
politics with ravishing electroacoustique sounds
2) Thursday 27 April 7pm
A multimedia performance mapping urban noisefields and lower case music
with the Los Angeles-based sound artist. LaBelle is one half of soundscape
duo id battery, and recently co-edited the book Site Of Sound with fellow
musician Steve Roden
Venue: The Lux Centre, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Tickets: £6/£3 booking: 020 7684 0201
For further info call Anne Hilde Neset @ The Wire: 020 7439 6422
AUXILIARY (Oslo, Norway)
The Wire's weekly collaborative promotion with the Oslo club Blaa continues
through March and April: Monolake (2 March), Alog & Jazzkammer (9), Phono
and Bugge Wesseltoft (16), Nood (23), Scion vs Tikiman (30), Vladislav
Delay, Mapstation and D (6 April), Information Release (13), Kid-606,
Lesser, CK Dexterhaven and Bob Mills (20), Otomo Yoshihide (27)
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Wire Tapper CDs - a bumper five-hour, 80 track survey of all that's good
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Complete articles from issues no longer available; contents of each month's
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organisations, and multimedia sites; searchable online index of Wire Back
Issues, and much more.
Now online in the Articles section: a typically stream-of-consciousness
interview with Lee 'Scratch' Perry from out of print issue 135 (May 95).
Also the complete, unedited transcript of Ken Hollings's interview with
Karlheinz Stockhausen from issue 184 (June 99)
NEW SOUND FILES
We're always adding Real Audio extracts to our virtual Free CD Gallery.
This month there are samples from the Wire Tapper 5 compilation CD above,
as well as from previous offers including Domino On The Wire, Gavin Bryars
on Materiali Sonori, The Wire Tapper 4, Caipirinha's Microscopic Sound and
David Toop's Museum Of Fruit, Luaka Bop's Tropicalia, two Sub Rosa CDs
Hashisheen and Substantia; four extracts from Mille Plateaux's Modulation &
Transformation 4; and two audio examples from Rhys Chatham's Wire Editions
CD, Hard Edge
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>>THE WIRE SOUND SYSTEM [WSS]<<Plug into the office ambience in the presence of The Wire's imaginatively
named DJ team...
WSS HOTLIST (01.03.2000)
Kenneth Gaburo - Tape Play (Pogus)
Steve Roden - Radio (Sonoris)
Kid-606 - And Friends (Tigerbeat 6)
Martin Rev - Strangeworld (Sahko)
Chicks On Speed - Will Save Us All (Chicks On Speed)
Arovane - Atol Scrap (DIN/Arovane)
Antipop Consortium - Tragic Epilogue (75 Ark)
Jackie-O Motherfucker - Fig 5 (Road Cone)
Alva Noto - Prototypes (Mille Plateaux)
Coil - Astral Disaster (Threshold House)
Dean Roberts - And The Black Moths Play The Grand Cinema (Ritornell)
Spectre - The End (Wordsound)
Various - Sonig Comp (Sonig)
Patti Smith - Gung Ho (Arista)
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- I was so disturbed but also entranced
seriously about "the Beach Boys: An American Tradition"
on NBC American TV,
Nothing but Crap,
I cannot lie to thee,.......
The first night was so good...just like Brian wanted us to be.
I was sometimes fearful of my desire to punch my TV.
"Ah Uh ah Uh, ah uh uh...ah UH AH uh..." squirm in the eyes of God.
I was not bent on the world to me...
I went through all kinds of changes and said "That's not me."
But I was dreaming...too many fucking beers after a shitty
day at motherfucking work! Fuck! Shitty!
So I'm just thinking its time to get off........