Off The Page 2011: Green Gartside and Mark Fisher on politics and music

January 2012

Green Gartside discusses politics and cultural theory in pop music with Mark Fisher.

Wire contributor and author of Capitalist Realism, Mark Fisher discusses politics and music with Scritti Politti founder Green Gartside at the 2011 edition of Off The Page festival, which took place 11–13 February at The Playhouse Theatre, 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, tickets available here.

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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).