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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.

Watch a solo drum performance by Ikuro Takahashi

In February 2010, Japanese percussionist Ikuro Takahashi performed at Akebono Art and Community Centre in Sapporo, capital city of Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido. Film maker Mikio Saito was there to capture it