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Off The Page 2012 festival announced

The Wire and Sound And Music will be hosting the second Off The Page festival in February 2012. From 24–26 February we'll be decamping to The Playhouse Theatre in Whitstable for a weekend of panel discussions, screenings, talks, and debates on sound, music, and music criticism.

The line up announced so far includes Simon Reynolds presenting an 'intellectual portrait' of David Toop, Dave Tompkins on the spread of global Bass music, a lecture performance by The Bohman Brothers, Linder Sterling discussing her favourite music visuals, a panel debate on music's changing economy with Vicki Bennett, Scanner and Chris Cutler, plus Jonny Trunk, Aura Satz and Felicity Ford discussing radiophonic composers, an audience with Evan Parker, the world premiere of Eliane Radigue: Virtuoso Listening (a documentary produced in collaboration with the composer), and Gavin Bryars on the sinking of the Titanic, with more speakers, film screenings, and children's events to be confirmed. Click here for full information.

Tickets are on sale now, available here (£40 for a weekend pass, £12 Friday day pass, £20 Saturday pass, £15 Sunday pass). More information here.