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The Wire and Sound And Music present

Whitstable Playhouse Theatre 24–26 February 2012

Off The Page is the UK’s only literary festival devoted to music. Taking place in the seaside town of Whitstable in Kent, this unique weekend-long event looks to expand the discourse surrounding contemporary sound and audio by bringing together leading critics, authors, musicians and artists in a programme of talks, presentations and panel discussions.

Confirmed speakers and events include:

/ Audiences with Evan Parker Linder Sterling

/ Gavin Bryars on “The Sinking Of The Titanic” / Dave Tompkins on the ecology of Miami Bass / Rob Young on the enigma of Scott Walker / Simon Reynolds on the Tao of David Toop

/ Felicity Ford, Aura Satz and Jonny Trunk on electronic music’s radiophonic women / Vicki Bennett, Chris Cutler and Robin Rimbaud on music’s changing economy / The Bohman Bros and Patrizia Paolini on performing music criticism

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+ / The world premiere of Anaïs Prosaïc’s film

“Eliane Radigue: Virtuoso Listening” / A programme of short films featuring Joseph Cornell,

Len Lye, Hugh Metcalfe, Harry Smith and others / Children’s sound workshops led by Louisa Martin / The Wire bookstall in the Playhouse lounge

Day tickets

Friday — £12 Saturday — £20

Sunday — £15

Three day festival pass — £40

(limited number, advance purchase only)

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