13 maggio 2015

Una scelta di oltre cinquanta interventi ospitati nel corso degli anni nella rubrica mensile Epiphanies della rivista inglese The Wire è in un volume pubblicato da Strange Attractor, a cura di Tony Herrington: incontri con la musica che hanno cambiato la vita.

The monthly Epiphanies column has been running in The Wire since issue 167 (January 1998). Now more than 50 of the most evocative Epiphanies essays have been anthologised in this new book, in which a cast of musicians, authors and critics detail their personal experiences of music’s transformative powers. Contributors include Little Annie, Jerry Dammers, Geeta Dayal, Paul Gilroy, Michael Gira, Kenneth Goldsmith, Jonny Greenwood, David Grubbs, Adam Harper, Stewart Lee, Lydia Lunch, Momus, Ian Penman, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Nina Power, Simon Reynolds, Sukhdev Sandhu, Robert Wyatt and more. Subjects covered range from Sun Ra to Kate Bush; Fugazi to Ligeti; South Africa’s World Cup vuvuzelas to Hungarian prog rock; noisy street protests to the deathly silence inside an anechoic chamber.