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On the cover is Roscoe Mitchell, who talks with Howard Mandel in Minneapolis and at Mills College in Oakland, reflecting on 50 years of Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and his own long career as improvisor, composer and organiser. Elsewhere, Emily Bick dials up Dutch electronic producer Legowelt to discuss cyberpunk aesthetics and the anarchic Hague rave scene of the 1990s, Matt Krefting travels to rural Philadelphia to visit the studio complex of designer, sound sculptor and sonambient explorer Harry Bertoia and the Invisible Jukebox features Chicago footwork pioneer RP Boo digging the sounds of Steve Poindexter, Terry Riley and Richard Pryor.



The Wire is the world's leading alternative monthly music magazine. Each issue contains unique coverage of the most exciting musicians, past and present in the realms of avant rock, electronica, hiphop, new jazz, sound art, modern composition, traditional musics and beyond.

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