All posts filed under “Wire

comment 0

Valentina Magaletti

Art brut and surrealism help defeat the boredom of repetition for Italian drummer Valentina Magaletti whose projects range from gamelan ensemble work to orchestral improv, and hauntological dream pop to dub. Photography by Amanda Hakan. Valentina Magaletti leans forward in her chair, drumsticks in hand.… Read More

comment 0

Deliaphonic

Coventry Cathedral & Drapers Hall, Coventry, UK Deliaphonic celebrates the life, work and legacy of pioneering electronic musician and Coventry native Delia Derbyshire. Prior to her death in 2001, Derbyshire envisioned creating an event – along with Spacemen 3’s Peter Kember – called Multi-sensory Electronic… Read More

comment 0

Klein

Barbican, London, UK The concert opens in a confrontational vein. A sharp spotlight fixes itself on the audience while a heated debate about gender roles, sampled from the BKChat LDN webseries, booms out of the PA. The atmosphere becomes increasingly disconcerting as the spotlight moves… Read More

comment 0

Other, Like Me

Marcus Werner Hed & Dan Fox (Directors)Willow Glen Films 2020, 82 min  COUM Transmissions was a multidisciplinary art collective whose practice evolved from carnivalesque performances on city streets to transgressive actions in art galleries. Originally commissioned by the BBC, Other, Like Me was conceived as… Read More

comment 0

On Air: Radio Activity

Abelian Globalabelian.org Abelian collects round the clock streams of the very low frequency (VLF) radio band. These sounds of ‘natural radio’ are characterised by a series of whistles, crackles and pops, generated by thunderstorms and lightning flashes bouncing off the Earth’s ionosphere. Currently, the site… Read More

comment 0

Monumental Doom

Molchat Doma: (from left) Roman Komogortsev, Egor Shkutko, Pavel KozlovPhoto: Stas Kard The dark synth poetics of Belarusian group Molchat Doma transcend language barriers “Minsk is very much a post-Soviet city, with its gloomy panel highrises. It was in this atmosphere that we thought to… Read More

comment 0

Moscow Music Week

Various Venues, Moscow, Russia. Photo: Sasha Mademuaselle Moscow Music Week is a festival that celebrates new underground music. It has been described by Russian culture website The Village as Russia’s answer to The Great Escape and SXSW, although it doesn’t yet match the size or… Read More