starting February 16th I’m on tour, with events in Norway (Bergen Kunsthall; Oslo’s By:Larm festival), England (Critical Beats in London; Off the Page festival in Whitstable) and Paris (launch of the French edition of Retromania)
February 16: BERGEN
Talk on retromania + recreativity
Time: 6-30 PM
Location: BERGEN KUNSTHALL, Bergens Kunstforening, Rasmus Meyers allé 5
February 17: OSLO By: Larm Festival
Conversation about Retromania with Audun Vinger + Q/A
Time: 3 pm
Location: Ragnarock conference room, ground floor, HOTEL ROYAL CHRISTIANIA, Biskop Gunnerusgate 3 PB-768 Sentrum, Oslo
February 20–22: PARIS
February 20: Soirée Rétromania, a/k/a RETROMANIA ! Réflexions sur la pop culture à l’heure digitale. A presentation to celebrate the launch of the French edition by Le Mot et le Reste. Discussion with Etienne Menu (journaliste musical), Jean-François Caro ( traducteur) and Guillaume Kosmicki (musicologue et dj).
Time: 6-30 PM
Location: POINT ÉPHÉMÈRE, 200 quai de Valmy 75010 Paris (telephone: 01 40 34 02 48)
Cost: entrée libre
February 23: LONDON
Critical Beats #3: Innovation and Tradition
I’ll be joining Tony Herrington, Lisa Blanning and Steve Goodman for the third in a series of panel discussions co-hosted by The Wire and the University of East London and looking at aspects of electronic dance music and club culture as they manifest in East London and beyond. Mark Fisher was scheduled to participate but had to withdraw owing to circumstances beyond his control, so Lisa B has stepped in to replace.
Time: 7.30 pm
Location: Circus 1 at STRATFORD CIRCUS, Theatre Square, Stratford, London E15
Information and tickets: 0844 357 2625 or
February 24 to February 26: WHITSTABLE
The second annual Off the Page Festival: a weekend of panel discussions, screenings, talks, and debates on sound, music, and music criticism co-hosted by The Wire and Sound And Music, with contributions from Linder Sterling, Dave Tompkins, Jonny Trunk, Rob Young, Chris Cutler, Vicki Bennett, Gavin Bryars, Evan Parker, Kiran Sande, and others.
Saturday February 25: I’ll be giving a talk about the work of David Toop.
Time: early afternoon (details TK)
Location: THE PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, 104 High Street, Whitstable, Kent.
Cost: £40 for a weekend three-day pass; £20 Saturday pass.
More information on tickets and the full schedule of events