The Wire


Daniela Cascella, David Toop and Salomé Voegelin practice the art of listening at the 2011 edition of Off The Page festival which took place 11–13 February at the Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable.

The second part of a Christmas double bill of videos released from Off The Page festival 2011 (the first half being Steve Beresford In Conversation). Daniela Cascella, David Toop and Salomé Voegelin give a performance lecture on listening.

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.

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.