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In the run up to the 2012 edition of Off The Page, watch a video of Kodwo Eshun's talk at last year's festival.

Kodwo Eshun discusses selected paragraphs of music criticism, taking in Kim Gordon's Art Forum essays, Philip Brophy's 100 Modern Soundtracks, writing by Dave Tompkins and more, from Off The Page 2011 at the Playhouse Theatre in 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, and buy tickets 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