The Wire


Robert Wyatt talks to Tony Herrington as part of The Wire's Off The Page festival 2011, which took place 11–13 February at the Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable.

In the first of a series of videos being released in collaboration with Sound And Music, Robert Wyatt discusses his favourite music at length with Tony Herrington, taking in Cecil Taylor, Mutt Carey, The Platters' "Only You" as heard on jukeboxes as a teenager, and more.

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.

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).

Dancity Extras

Two days of music, supported by The Wire, in the ancient town of Foligno in the Umbrian hills, 1–2 July.