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In the run up to the 2012 edition of Off The Page, watch a video of Kodwo Eshun's talk at last year's festival.

Kodwo Eshun discusses selected paragraphs of music criticism, taking in Kim Gordon's Art Forum essays, Philip Brophy's 100 Modern Soundtracks, writing by Dave Tompkins and more, from Off The Page 2011 at the Playhouse Theatre in Whitstable.

The 2012 edition of Off The Page festival takes place 24–26 February at the same venue - the Playhouse Theatre in Whitstable. Speakers confirmed include Simon Reynolds, Vicki Bennett, Evan Parker, Jonny Trunk, Gavin Bryars, Dave Tompkins and more. Full details here, and buy tickets here.

Faster Than Sound: Christian Marclay & Roly Porter performance primers

Two Faster Than Sound events take place at Snape Maltings in Suffolk this month, featuring The Wire 332 cover artist Christian Marclay with Steve Beresford, John Butcher, Mark Sanders, Alan Tomlinson and Suffolk Phoenix Brass on 1 October (4pm, £12), followed by Roly Porter (of Vex'd), Cynthia Millar and Rod Maclachlan on 29 October (6:30pm, £10).