Inside The Wire 293 July 2008


The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 8 Trawling for gossip with The Wire’s news net The Joined-up World of The Wire 9 PlusTrip Or Squeek Charts 42 Out There 86 The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces, radio and more Print & Digital Subscriptions 90

The Wire Tapper/The Wire Tapper/The Wire Tapper Back Issues 92

Epiphanies 98 Pianist Vijay Iyer on how a single chord by Cecil Taylor turned his life upside down


Rustie 12 This Scottish wunderkind’s bass-heavy ‘aquacrunk’ is the perfect beat for Glasgow’s busy party scene. By Lisa Blanning

Franz Hautzinger 14 Why the Austrian trumpeter rejected Reductionism in favour of more eclectic, promiscuous fusions. By Nick Cain

Cross Platform Materials Library 18 Joanne Lee meets Zoe Laughlin, curator of a London research project into the sound of everyday stuff

Invisible Jukebox .snd 20 The Sheffi eld digital duo attempt to click with The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Derek Walmsley

The Necks 24 Australian improvising trio Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck and Lloyd Swanton explain how their weightless, long-haul explorations achieve lift-off. By David Stubbs

Mark Stewart 28 The former Pop Group and Maffi a godfather talks up his new outernationalist album and warns against being absorbed into a consumerist ‘fl atpack reality’. By Mark Fisher

Bill Dixon 34 The trumpeter has always patrolled the borders of tonality, from his 60s work with Archie Shepp and Cecil Taylor to his current, monumental Darfur. By Phil Freeman

Mark Stewart photographed by Leon Chew


Index 43 Soundcheck 44 This month’s selected CDs and vinyl, including The Bug, Russell Haswell, Dennis Wilson and more, plus specialist columns on avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, global, hiphop, jazz & Improv, outer limits, reissues, compilations and unusual formats The Inner Sleeve 69 Steinski on Dr John Print Run 70 Mark E Smith’s renegade memoirs, plus chronicles of John Cage, Tuxedomoon and more On Screen 72 Chris Petit’s Radio On and Ken Vandermark on DVD; Joy Division documentarised On Site 73 Gallery and mixed media events, featuring Hans Schabus’s jumbo Barbican installation and Pere Ubu’s anarchic staging of Ubu Roi On Location 74 Concert, club and festival reviews, including the Termite Club’s 20th Anniversary, No Fun Fest 2008, Stockhausen’s Michaels Reise, Swedish Outsiders in London and more