Summer 1982 (Issue 1)
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The Wire is the world's leading independent monthly music magazine. The first issue was published in 1982. More than three decades on the magazine remains committed to reporting on a dynamic global network of underground, alternative and experimental musics by publishing journalism and photography by some of the subculture’s most original and authoritative critics and observers.
A digital subscription gives you access to the complete archive of back issues of The Wire since issue one, summer 1982 — that's over 35 years, 400 issues and 35,000 pages.
The Great Learning: Music & The Transfer Of Knowledge, a survey of how education, schooling, mentors and teachers have helped shape contemporary music: from radical role models Anthony Braxton and Henry Kaiser to bandleading dictators Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa; from hiphop figureheads Pete Rock and Large Professor to composers Cornelius Cardew and Nadia Boulanger; from gurus and autodidacts to workshops and deprogramming; plus Shirley Collins, Robert Fripp, AGF, Matana Roberts and more reveal their most musical learning experiences.
Also this month you can download The Wire Tapper 49, the latest volume in our ongoing series of new music anthologies. Get it here: https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/the-wire-tapper/