OFF THE PAGE: The UK’s only literary festival dedicated to contemporary sound and music


Friday 26 September, 8-10pm, £10

Saturday 27 September, 11am-11pm, £20

Sunday 28 September, noon-5.30pm, £8

Three day festival pass: £30

Hosted by The Wire magazine in collaboration with Qu Junktions and Arnolfini, Off The Page is a literary festival focussing on contemporary sound and music. The talks and presentations will cover a number of contemporary music matters, from the history of recording to the mechanics of sound systems and the aesthetics of Industrial culture, while the conversations will illuminate the thinking of key contemporary musicians and commentators.

Below is an overview of the jam-packed weekend. Find out all the details here -> Off the Page.

Friday 26 September, 8-10pm

An Audience with Robert Wyatt (pictured): In Conversation with Marcus O’Dair 

Saturday 27 September, 11am-11pm

Mark Fisher

Another Grey World: The Secret Sadness of the 21st Century

Richard King with Mike Darby and Pinch

A Record Shop, Roots & Bristol Culture

Sarah Angliss

Visceral Music: The Corporeal Origins of Electronic Sound

David Keenan

Crime Calls for Night: A Phenomenology of Transgression in Industrial Music

An Audience With Carla Bozulich: In Conversation with Frances Morgan

An Audience with Paul Gilroy: In Conversation with Tony Herrington

Julian Henriques with David Fisher (Papa Roots Sound System)

The Sound System Unplugged

11pm-3am at The Cube:

Off The Page aftershow party

Sunday 28 September

Noon-1pm at the Louisiana:

The Wire 2014 pub quiz 

2pm-6pm at Arnolfini:

Film screening

A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness

Dean Blunt

“Black Metal”: A Reading

Eric Isaacson

A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records

7pm-11pm at The Cube:

Off The Page closing concert:

Marisa Anderson + Lori Goldston + Dragging An Ox Through Water


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