The Wire


Ken Hollings discusses the post-Cageian universe at Off The Page 2011, which took place 11–13 February in Whitstable.

A lecture by Ken Hollings on John Cage, taking in Thomas Mann's Dr Faustus, language and music in Cage's universe and Edgard Varèse, while making use of the Playhouse Theatre's dry ice machine in the process.

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).