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The Great Reading List

A reading list of over 20 music books intended to teach or educate, compiled by Wire staff to accompany The Great Learning special issue

Mix

Wire Mix: Matmos

Wire Mix: Matmos

The release of Matmos's new plastic-sourced album, featuring the sounds of Styrofoam coolers and silicone gel breast implants, is celebrated with this new exclusive mix

Tracks

Global Ear: Ramallah

Global Ear: Ramallah

Wire contributor Courtney Yusuf selects his favourite tracks from the current Palestinian hiphop scene

On Air

Adventures In Sound And Music hosted by Chris Bohn

Adventures In Sound And Music hosted by Chris Bohn

The Wire’s weekly show on Resonance FM, 14 February 2019, hosted by Chris Bohn, with The Wire’s longtime Japanese music correspondent Alan Cummings, presenting a Japanese free jazz special to mark the publication of the English language edition of the late Teruto Soejima’s Free Jazz In Japan (Public Bath Press)

Tracks

Office Ambience 421

Office Ambience 421

Stream a selection of tracks from releases we listened to during the making of the March 2019 issue

Tracks

Global Ear: Cartagena

Global Ear: Cartagena

Palenque Records founder Lucas Silva selects some of his favourite tracks from the Afro-Colombian sound of champeta

Essay

Jonas Mekas 1922–2019

Jonas Mekas 1922–2019

“I will tell you my secret: It is my way of psychoanalyzing myself by embracing everything.” Alan Licht pays tribute to the avant garde film maker and chronicler whose indomitable spirit animated the New York underground over the past six decades

Essay

Joseph Jarman 1937–2019

Joseph Jarman 1937–2019

The Art Ensemble Of Chicago frontman died on 9 January. Howard Mandel recalls several encounters with the musician, and a gig cancellation that had him dodging the collective for several years