Penned in the Margins | How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia

How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia

What happens when memories disappear?

Where do they go — and can we get them back?


Using just his voice and a Roland TD-4KP electric drumkit, Antosh Wojcik explores the effects of dementia on speech, memory and motor skills. Assigning rhythms to family members, Antosh attempts to build a ‘voice-percussion gun’ to destroy inherited Alzheimer’s. Poems become beats become glitches in time in this poignant and mesmeric display of live drumming and spoken word.


“Delightfully leftfield and charmingly witty … Wojcik’s performance destabilises categories and renders the line between reality and fantasy blurred”   THE SPEAKERS CORNER


Commissioned by Mercy and Penned in the Margins for The EVP Sessions



About Antosh Wojcik

Antosh Wojcik is a poet, performer, writer, facilitator. He is a Resident Artist at The Roundhouse and is a member of London-based poetry collectives, Kid Glove and Burn After Reading. He was joint champion of the Roundhouse Poetry Slam 2013. He has performed at many events around the UK, including TEDx East End 2015 and festivals such as Glastonbury, Latitude and Bestival, as well as internationally at Sofia Poetics 2015. He was part of The Last Poets' Speak Up Newcomer Tour 2015, in which he was commissioned with three other poets to write and perform a collaborative piece responding to 'This Is Madness.' He leads writing workshops in schools and other contexts for all ages.

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Read an interview with Antosh on the Roundhouse website

Performance dates

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

1 - 26 August 2018* | 10.15 am (60 mins)
* Excludes 13 & 20 August; previews 1-2 August
£10 (£8 concessions; £6 previews)

Summerhall (Venue 26)
1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
Summerhall Box Office: 0131 560 1581
Fringe Box Office: 0131 226 0000

Previous performance

29 May 2016 Roundhouse (Work in Progress)
29 November 2016 Camden People's Theatre (Work in Progress)

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