So far we've produced a number of special guest shows including a live improvisation between the author Iain Sinclair and the Saxophonist Bill Parry-Davies, a two part feature on the sounds of Black Power to coincide with the launch of Pat Tomas’s book ‘Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power’, and an exclusive radio play by Tai Shani as well as foolhardy and utterly disasterous séances with Cornelius Cardew, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Jimmy 'Cruella' Savile, Margaret Thatcher, Ian Curtis, Nico, Anne Frank and Stuart Lubbock.
Abject Bloc regularly appears on Korean television and was featured in the Wire magazine's top 10 political music radio shows. In a review in the Independent newspaper, on Sunday 26th February 2012, Chris Maume wrote: ‘On Tuesday, the Abject Bloc series continued: an hour of strangeness curated by John Wild and Tim Goldie. Four words stand out in my notes: "buzzing", "hissing", "crackling" and "weird". There was some Fall in there, some rap, the "Having a Gangbang" song [by Black Lace in Alan Clarke's film Rita, Sue and Bob Too] and schoolkids singing "Career Opportunities" by the Clash. But mostly there was ear-shattering, mind-stretching music, or noise, whichever you prefer. John Cage would have loved it.’
Abject Bloc has lead to a number of live events and collaborations beyond the actual radio show. The philosopher Nina Power was our guest and subsequently launched her own very successful radio show - The Hour of Power. Abject Bloc collaborated with The Matter of Contradiction Conference and Mute magazine to organize the the Matter of Contradiction conference meets Abject Bloc 2013 experimental culture event. Abject Bloc also co-organising the art/sound/performance event ‘Drone Planes Over Westfield’ with the Shoreditch based VSR gallery.
Abject Bloc continues to push the boundaries of sonic experimentation, poetry and political philosophy.