The Weekly: 7–13 April from The Wire Archive Feed

The Weekly: 7–13 April

Burnt Sugar, Lonnie Holley, Women From Space, Wilco solos, Elaine Mitchener, Sun Ra Arkestra’s halloween, Laurie Anderson x Anohni, Zeena Parkins, Don & Moki Cherry exhibition opens in Brooklyn.
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Welcome to The Wire‘s weekly pick of livestreams and online activity from the global sound and music underground. Plus what’s new on The Wire website.

Streaming this week
Abolition Apostles benefit with Burnt Sugar and Lonnie Holley; Women From Space hologram festival; solo sets from Wilco members Jeff Tweedy, Nels Cline and Glenn Kotche; Elaine Mitchener performs Charles Mingus, Archie Shepp and Jeanne Lee; a one-off opportunity to see Sun Ra Arkestra’s halloween show from Philadelphia via Experimental Sound Studio; Laurie Anderson in conversation with Anohni; and Zeena Parkins at Roulette. Plus, offline, in real life an exhibition of Don & Moki Cherry’s ten year collaboration opens in Brooklyn, and a William Parker trio plays in New York’s Central Park.

New on The Wire website 
Watch Alex Tucker’s new video inspired by dreams and machines; and listen back to Phil England’s selection of new music on The Wire‘s radio show.

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The current issue of the magazine

The April issue is out now

On the cover: Warren Ellis. As a key collaborator with Nick Cave, the leader of Dirty Three and an esteemed composer in his own right, Ellis has built himself a sturdy outpost on the margins of rock. A new work with vocalist Marianne Faithfull offers further evidence of his versatility. Plus Don Cherry in Watts, Angolan producer Nazar, Mike Paradinas & Lara Rix-Martin’s Invisible Jukebox, portraits of Rizomagic, Ann Rosén, Nakul Krishnamurthy and Kohsuke Mine; and in the 40 page review section: Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders, Julius Hemphill, Steve Beresford, Tori Kudo and Patricia Brennan.

Also this month: every copy of the April issue comes with a free CD of The Wire Tapper 55 featuring Muslimgauze, João Lobo, Carlos Niño & Friends, Gentle Fire, and more.

See the full contents of the April issue in our online shop, where you can also browse 100s more back issues of The Wire. If you can’t find the magazine in a shop near you, there are many ways to buy it online.

New on

Watch: Microcorps’ “UVU”

Alex Tucker shares a video from his new humanoid project inspired by dreams and machines. The forthcoming album XMIT also features manipulated performances from Nik Void, Gazelle Twin, Astrud Steehouder and Simon Fisher Turner.

Phil England presents Adventures In Sound And Music

The 1 April edition of The Wire‘s weekly show on Resonance FM featured tracks by Marc Ribot, Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble, Kasai Allstars, Rachel Musson, and more.

Festivals, live streams, exhibitions and more

Counterflows At Home

Online edition of Glasgow’s festival of underground experimental music with newly commissioned sound works, films, podcasts, texts and more. Annea Lockwood is the featured artist and other participants include Nazar, Mazen Kerbaj, Susie Ibarra & Michele Koppes, Serafine 1369 & Young Nettle, Quinie, Nakul Krishnamurthy & Nrythia Pillai, Helena Celle, Yan Jun, Thefuries and Soft Tissue. Online, until 30 April, free.

Abolition 2021

Four Friday concerts organised by Abolition Apostles to support families of people incarcerated at Louisiana State Penitentiary. The numerous and wide ranging participants include Burnt Sugar, David Grubbs, Eliza Carthy, Warpaint, Kronos Quartet, Lonnie Holley, Mary Lattimore, Mike Watt, Kyp Malone, Ani DiFranco, Terry Edwards, The Tiger Lillies and Vijay Iyer. Online, 9–30 April, $50–$20.

Women From Space

New dates for the Hologram edition of this Toronto festival. Stylistically diverse line-up including contemporary music pianist Eve Egoyan, singer and video artist Laurel MacDonald, film composer Laura Barrett with DJ SlowPitchSound, and experimental pop artist Maya Kuroki duetting with dancer Natasha Poon Woo. Online, 9–11 April, free.

Sequesterfest Vol 5: Jeff Tweedy + Nels Cline + Glenn Kotche

Corbett Vs Dempsey and Expo Chicago present solo sets by three Wilco members: frontman and songwriter Tweedy, guitarist Cline, and drummer Kotche. Online, 10 April, 7pm CDT.

Elaine Mitchener

An afternoon programme of radical and revolutionary music by the experimental vocalist with bassist Neil Charles and members of Apartment House, streamed live from London’s Wigmore Hall. Works by Jeanne Lee, Benjamin Patterson, Archie Shepp, Christian Wolff and Katalin Ladik, as well as Charles Mingus’s rarely heard 1972 String Quartet No 1 (With Voice). Online, 13 April, 1pm BST, free.

Experimental Sound Studio

The Chicago studio’s virtual concert series continues with a one-time only screening of Sun Ra Arkestra’s Halloween show from Philadelphia (8 April), Shi-An Costello presents new works for prepared piano (9), solo sets from Wilco members Jeff Tweedy, Nels Cline and Glenn Kotche (10), stop motion and video mixing workshop (10), musicians including Gerald Cleaver and Corey Fogel respond to the Syeus Mottel photo archive (11), Option improvised music salon with guitarist Jasper Stadhouders (12). 100 per cent of donations during the show go to the performing artists. Online, various times, donations.

Laurie Anderson x Anohni

Wesleyan University’s WESU radio station continues its rebroadcasting of Anderson’s recent series Party In The Bardo with a conversation with the former lead singer of Antony & The Johnsons. Online, 8 April, 10pm EST.

Roulette: Zeena Parkins

The New York performance space continues its free streaming series with electric harpist Zeena Parkins’s Ekstasis I (Season 2) performed with Megan Schubert on voice and objects; and Lace_Mvt IV performed with Ryan Sawyer and Ryan Ross Smith. Online, 8 April, 8pm ET then archived, free.

The Red Room In Your Room

Baltimore’s High Zero Festival extends their series of experimental music performances with Tetuzi Akiyama, Ayako Kataoka, Kiyomitsu Odai, Tatiana Castro Mejia and Danishta Rivero. Online, 8 April, 8:30pm EST, donations.

Cory Arcangel & Hampus Lindwall: Remind Me Tomorrow

Artist Arcangel and organist Lindwall invite guests to compose new music for the pipe organ, including Stine Janvin, EVOL, Seth Price, Akira Sileas, Nils Henrik Asheim and Joy-Leilani Garbutt. Online, 8 April, 8pm EST, donations.

Generation 1932–1946

Musiques & Recherches present an online concert of electroacoustic music including pieces by Beatriz Ferreyra and François Bayle. Online, 7 April, 8pm BST, free.

Glasgow Zine Fest

Month-long programme of online talks and workshops focussing on DIY activity ranging from cassette exchanges between Pakistani and British-Pakistani families to pen pal projects with LGBTQI+ prisoners. Online, 1–30 April.

Unsung Stories: Women At Columbia’s Computer Music Center

Exploring the legacy of women who studied and worked at Columbia-Princeton’s Electronic Music Center through a two day symposium, podcast series, and a concert later in the year. Panel members include Yvette Janine Jackson, Miya Masaoka, Laurie Spiegel and Frances Morgan. Online, 9–10 April, free, registration required.

Lock Down V

Four hour livestream event themed around “the spirit of Mills College and support[ing] artists of conscience” with a line-up including Tania Caroline Chen, Vinny Golia and Trouble Ensemble. Online, 10 April, 4pm PDT.

Arts For Art Salons

Improvised music series continues with Reggie Nicholson drums, Joe Fonda bass, Daniel Carter woodwinds and trumpet (8) and Patrick Holmes clarinet, Brandon Lopez bass, Lester St Louis cello, Sarah Sandoval dance (13). Online, 8pm ET, donations.

Listening Arts Channel

Almost daily workshops and listening experiences: Tentative d’épuisement (sonore) d’un lieu (8 April), haiku (10), stone soup (10), garden/outdoor area (11), tricks and habits (11), Ping Ensemble social radio experiment (12), the future of music (13). Online, donations.

Don & Moki Cherry: Organic Music Societies

The first exhibition to focus on the ten year collaborative practice between trumpeter and avant garde jazz pioneer Don and visual artist Moki. Comprising large hangings, psychedelic paintings, programmes made for children’s TV, drawings, posters, books and periodicals. Brooklyn Blank Forms, from 8 April, 11am–6pm, Thurs–Sat, appointments recommended.

Jazz In Central Park: Walk With The Wind

A new series of free jazz concerts features William Parker Trio with Cooper Moore and Hamid Drake (10 April) and Melissa Aldana Trio with Pablo Menares and Kush Abadey (11). New York Central Park, 11am–3pm, free.

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On Air

Adventures In Sound And Music: 8 April

This week we dip into the archive of The Wire’s weekly show on Resonance FM with a repeat broadcast for Derek Walmsley’s show dedicated to the Osaka experimental music institution EM Records. Adventures In Sound And Music airs and streams on Thursdays between 9–10:30pm on Resonance FM. Shows are repeated on Sundays at 1am.
Catch up with shows you’ve missed: explore our archive of shows complete with playlists or listen back on Mixcloud.

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