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Booka Shade (GER) Live with DJ Ben Osborne (UK) headline closing weekend in Prague

by on Nov.27, 2018, under Events


Noise of Art, Move and Lucerna Music Bar Prague, present Booka Shade (GER) Live with DJ Ben Osborne (UK) and a night of pan European dance grooves at The Cross, with Heavenly Jukebox joining Chut Zit and FunkdUp residents.

The closing weekend for our two month long Century of Sounds (1918-2018) project sees leading German electronic duo, Booka Shade, play the Czech capital.

The project celebrates 100 years since the end of World War One and the long-tail of the music and art traditions that grew out of the horror of the war; as musicians and artists reflected new cultural norms and modes of creativity. Century of Sounds is also a bridge into Noise of Art’s 2019 project, Black Montmartre.

The closing weekend is headlined with a live set by the German house music duo and Get Physical Records founders, Booka Shade. Widely regarded as Germany’s leading live electronic club act, they make a rare appearance in Prague after this year’s global tour that’s taken in four continents.

They are joined by Noise of Art founder DJ Ben Osborne, who also brings to a close his 2018 international tour, and London’s Heavenly Jukebox – mainstays of London iconic music industry hangout, The Social.

The Century of Sound events were launched by Brit dance music duo Groove Armada in October and close with German duo Booka Shade on the first weekend of December. As a happy coincidence Groove Armada are also playing their first live London gig on the same weekend.

The weekend also pre-figures the launch of Noise of Art‘s Women 100 Events launch, which celebrates women in art over the century since women first won the right to vote in the UK. It focuses on women artists who were often successful in their lifetimes but who are forgotten by history. Alongside the exhibition Noise of Art is celebrating contemporary women working in music and art, including appearances by Mira Calix, Francine Perry (La Leif), Vanessa Reed and Kirsty Alison at Ipswich Art Gallery.

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Events in London, Prague, Marseilles, East Cost & National Portrait Gallery

by on Nov.15, 2018, under Events

Noise of Art closes a busy 2018 and enters 2019 with a series of international gigs, club nights and exhibitions in the UK and Europe, including events at VV Gallery France, the Cross and Lucerne clubs Prague and National Portrait Gallery and Ipswich Art Gallery in the UK. Thank you to everyone for a great year. Some highlights of next events below.

Tuesday 20 November. Albert Cerny/ Lake Malawi, Maella & Ben Osborne, The Social. The fourth in our series presenting up-and-coming acts at The Social in London sees Czech pop star Albert Cerney, the charismatic front man of Lake Malawi, make a rare London appearance, with award winning young singer Maella and DJ host Ben Osborne.

Thursday 22/ Friday 23 November, French Touch at VV Gallery, Marseille, France. Noise of Art and Red Gallery, London, are teaming-up with Jack De Marseille’s Jack In The Box Festival and VV Gallery, Marseille, to launch their acclaimed exhibition for the first time in the South of France. Ben and Jack will be DJing.

Saturday 1 December, Cross Club, Prague. 10pm-6am. After a weekend of events across Prague 0n Armistice weekend, Noise of Art, The Cross and Move Festival continue celebrations of 100 years of music since WW1 and the birth of nightclubs. Tonight sees Noise of Art founder DJ Ben Osborne being joined by The Social residents Heavenly Jukebox, veterans of Glastonbury festival and Festival No 6, amongst other places. Cross favourites, CHUT ŽÍT, complete the roster with the ever popular Telly Savalas, Skeledan and Smeghouse.

Sunday 2 December, Lucerna Music Bar. Booka Shade (GER) Live, DJ Ben Osborne (UK). More to be announced. 8pm-12 midnight. The closing party of our WW1 event in Prague will be headlined with a live set by the German house music duo and Get Physical Records founders, Booka Shade. Widely regarded as Germany’s leading live electronic club act, they make a rare appearance in Prague after global tours including the American and Australian continents.

Saturday 8 December, Launch of Women 100 Exhibition, with La Lief (Live). Ipswich Art Gallery/ The Falcon The Falcon, Ipswich IP1 1SH 7pm-2am. La Lief, aka Francine Perry and band, is winner of the 2018 Daphne Oram Award. She plays the launch of Noise of Art’s music events running alongside Ipswich Art Gallery’s Women 100 exhibition of female artists.  The exhibition features works by notable women artists, including paintings by the Suffragist Amy K Browning, Maggi Hambling, Ellen Mary Rope and Jelly Green. The event will be followed by a Noise of Art social and club night in one of Ipswich’s new wave east coast venues.

Monday 10 December DJ Ben Osborne Giant Robot, London E14 5AR DJ Ben Osborne plays Giant Robot, Canary Wharf’s cavernous riverside music, drink and food venue, spinning a set spanning everything from classic house, groove, punk-funk, cosmic disco, Italo and boogie, to deep down and dirty disco.

Friday 14 December – Camden underground Xmas Party, The Constitution, London NW1 0QT. 7pm – 1 am. Featuring Chut Zit, Flying Mojito Brothers and DJ Ben Osborne. Details Here

Saturday 15 December 2018. Women 100 Events – Noise of Art presents Kirsty Alison and The Children of The Midnight Sun. 7pm-2am. As well as performing music and poetry, Kirsty is the editor of Cold Lips, arts editor of DJ Mag and has been published in Vogue, The Guardian, Dazed, Elle and Illustrated Ape. She’s the author of Making Something Out Of Nothing, and Unedited and her debut novel will be published in 2019. The event will be followed by a Noise of Art social an club night.

Monday 17 December DJ Ben Osborne Giant Robot, London E14 5AR Noise of Art’s DJ Ben Osborne plays Giant Robot.

Friday 21 December – The Cons Xmas Party, The Constitution, London NW1 0QT. 7pm – 1 am. Free in for loads of festive surprises.

Monday 24 December – Lion Xmas EVE Party, Woodbridge IP12. 7pm – 12:30 am. DJ Ben Osborne and Saxophonist Ben Goble make some Xmas noise.

Friday 28 December –  DJ Ben Osborne at National Portrait Gallery, London, WC2H 0HE. Details here

 

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Century of Sound Prague: 9 -11 November Events

by on Oct.21, 2018, under Events

Following events earlier this month, Noise of Art’s next collaborations marking the Centenary of the end of WW1 and the start of post war music and art, takes place on 9-11 November in Prague – capital of the Czech and Slovak nation state created 100 years ago.

It features three music and art events and a silent memorial, including the soft launch of Black Montmartre, our project celebrating the start of the roots of modern clubbing 100 years ago.

Friday the 9th of November 2018

14:00-20:15  Open Air Concert, The Square, Jiriho z Podebrad. Free.

20:00-01:00 After party at Freemasons Club.

Institut Moderni Hudby, Move Association presents Lake Malawi (CZ) LIVE plus Stichting Nederlandse Muziek Export (NL) presents Krieg! by Hendrik Jan Vermeulen (NL) featuring Janina Raguse (Germany), Hans Hannemann (NL), IAN and Fenn (NL), Noise of Art (UK) presents DJ Ben Osborne & Ben Gobel (sax) (UK), Plus The Future chorus and more…

A celebration of the wide range of music genres that have developed and flourished in the 100 years since World War One – including genres such as jazz, rock and roll, psychedelia and electronic music. The music represents the continual interplay between the experimental and street music of Europe and the influence of popular and street music from the USA, especially black music. The night features a rare free performance from Lake Malawi and the first live performance of  HJ Vermeulen’s specially composed musical masterpiece ‘Brüder’.

 

Saturday the 10th of November 2018 Cross Club

Cross Club, & Move Association, Noise of Art, & CHUT ZIT Featuring Black Montmartre Launch event with Flying Mojito Brothers(UK), Ben Osborne & Ben Gobel (sax) Telly Savalas, Skeledan, Smeghouse, Disco Partysans and more.

The Cross continues it’s celebrations of 100 years of music and nightclubs since WW1. Tonight is the European launch of Noise of Art ’s Black Montmartre project, a collaborative electronic music project that celebrates the birth of modern clubbing and the the arrival of black American music in Europe as a result of WW1. Tonight features two UK acts. The fast rising Flying Mojito Brothers, who turn 70’s Americana into modern club hits. And an improvised collaboration between award winning Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne and saxophone player Ben Gobel. Cross favourites, CHU? ŽÍT, complete the roster with the ever popular Telly Savalas, Skeledan, Smeghouse and Disco Partisans. Meanwhile an international line-up joins  the drum n bass room with Hybris (Pseudoscience Rec., Munky (Druid Rec.) The Grove (live) band! and Kisscut.

 

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London Prague and Ireland – Kalle and Everything Shook

by on Oct.16, 2018, under Events

In advance of our weekend of events marking the end of WW1 on 9-11 November in Prague, there is a little soiree tonight (Tuesday 16 October) in Central London.

The third in our series presenting up-and-coming acts at The Social sees a double-headliner with award winning Czech act Kalle being joined by all-girl Irish electronic three-piece Everything Shook and host DJ Ben Osborne.

Kalle are Veronika Buriankova and David Zeman from the Czech Republic. They released their debut LP, Live From The Room, in 2014. Recorded at home on cassette, it won the Andél Award for Alt.Music in 2015. Their sophomore LP, Saffron Hills, was released at the end of last year.

Everything Shook consists of Robyn Bromfield, Jessica Kennedy and Áine Stapleton who recently stunned the audience at Ireland’s Electric Picnic festival. One of The Irish Times’ Best Irish Acts of 2014. The trio have played large festivals, music venues and art spaces throughout Ireland and New York. This is their debut at The Social, London. ‘Everything Shook…recall Fever Ray and Ladytron at a melancholy 4am disco with David Lynch DJing’ (Buzz.ie).

Host DJ Ben Osborne is the founder of Noise of Art. The Guardian describes Noise of Art as an “actual cathedral of sound” and Time Out says his sets span “techno, funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite”

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Noise of Art Launches End of WW1 Centenary in Prague

by on Sep.10, 2018, under clubs, Events, music, music and film, performance art

Noise of Art is organising a marathon launch party for a its latest project, Century of Sounds, in Prague, featuring two months of events marking 100 years since the end of World War One – and the creation of the Czech state – with Brit DJs Tom Findlay ( Groove Armada ) and Ben Osborne ( Noise of Art ), Italian house star Angelo Ferreri , Pat Heart from French Guiana , and Czech DJs Tráva, Risto, Telly Savalas, Smeghouse, Skeledan, DJ Slater, Scannt, Silhouette and more…

The line-up launches a series of events highlighting the music and art that followed WW1, laying the foundation for the first nightclubs and the growth of jazz, avant garde and electronic music in Europe. Get Tickets to LAUNCH PARTY HERE.

Organised by Noise of Art (UK), Move Assoc (CZ) , Instituti Moderni Hudby and Stichting Nederlandse Muziek Export (NL), the series of events is launching with a party headlined by a DJ set from Tom Findlay, of legendary British dance act Groove Armada.

British duo Groove Armada have released eight studio LPs and received three Grammy Awards. This rare Prague appearance will see Tom Findlay play one of his legendary roof-raising DJ sets. Joining him is DJ Ben Osborne, award-winning creative producer, writer and founder of Noise of Art.

Also headlining on the night is celebrated Italian house producer Angelo Ferreri, who was awarded Jackin’ House DJ of 2017 by Traxsource, plus very special guest DJs Trava and Risto and, from French Guyana, Pat Heart – who are joined by the acclaimed CHU? ŽÍT residents Telly Savalas, Smeghouse and Skeledan.

Tonight launches over a month of events marking the birth of modern nightclub culture and the social and artistic legacy of the creative movements that flourished after World War One – includig the launch of Nosie of Art’s Black Monmartre show.

Events run from 29 September to the closing party, with Booka Shade, on 2 December.

More event details to be announced here soon.

Get tickets to the LAUNCH PARTY HERE

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Noise of Art presents… David Davis’ Dystopian Disco

by on Aug.05, 2018, under Events

In February David Davis, the UK’s recently retired Brexit minister, told an Austrian business conference that Britain would not be a “Mad Max style dystopian fiction” after Brexit. But what-if it was?

With the next events about to be announced, Noise of Art is launching its David Davis Brexit Dystopian Disco at  Chateau Perché Festival on 10-12 August 2018.

Imagining Britain as the bacchanalian club and festival event that Davis possibly had in mind, Noise of Art’s arena features border frontier posts, performers, projections, passport checks and queues (we do like a good queue). Read more about it here.

Noise of Art, London’s pioneering music, art and film collective, brings the UK’s immersive club culture to France’s hottest electronic music and arts festival for the first time. The arena will host sets from Hacienda acid house pioneers and the first UK act to record a fully sample-based record, alongside new emerging acts representing a full range of UK club music, from disco to drum n bass, balearic house to dub-tech and club jazz and London’s new warehouse scene, blended into a fictional playground.

Noise of Art’s line-up of acts celebrating British club history and contemporary UK club music, includes: Justin Robertson (Hacienda/ Deadstock 33s), Ramrock Records, Heavy Disco: Ashley Beedle (Black Science Orchestra) & Jo Wallace (Madame Jo Jo’s), Diesel (Xpress 2/ Skint), Jerry Bouthier (JBag/ Kitsune), A Man Called Adam (Acid Jazz/ Other), Behzad & Amarou, Ygal Ohayon (Deviant Disco, Antinote, Versatile), Mechanix, Arklow (Sunny – Zouk Club),  Cheng & Ollie, Joseph S Joyce (Default Position) and host DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art) being joined by jazz saxophonist Ben Gobble. Plus Monkey Fist and Scotch Lobster Live, Your Mum viusals and performance artists, alongside sun-drenched reggae and dub.

Chateau Perché Festival features over 200 artists playing 11 arenas in three days set in a beautiful French castle’s grounds (it “perches’ in a new, always beautiful, castle each year). For full 2018 line up see http://chateauperche.com.

More Disco Dystopias plus new projects across the UK and Europe to be announced soon.

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London launch Chateau Perché

by on Jul.21, 2018, under Events

Saturday 21 July
Chateau Perché Festival UK Launch Party:
Himalayan Dalai Lama (Czech Republic) LIVE plus DJs Arklow, DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art), Cheng, Mechanix, Heavenly Jukebox
The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London  W1W 7JD. 7pm – 2am Free Entry.

Celebrating Noise of Art’s debut show at France’s hot festival, Chateau Perché, The Social hosts the London Perché launch party with four of the acts playing this year’s festival.

Hailing from Brno in the Czech Republic, Kryštof Matej and David Novotný are award winning purveyors of the downtempo chillwave, ambient triphop and techno. Himalayan Dalai Lama was part of the renown Czech Radio project Audioport and the duo have also won an award from Czech Radio’s youth station Radio Wave.

Heavenly Jukebox is the DJ arm of Heavenly Records, resident DJ outfit at The Social and regular act at festivals up and down the country – including stage hosting at Glastonbury.

Former resident of Singapore’s super-club, Zouk, Arklow is a London based purveyor of intricate techno. Mechanix have built up a cult East London following through their infamous raves in working garages, club appearances and their regular crate trawling London Fields Radio show,while Cheng has achieved an equally cult status mixing up disco and techno sets on East London’s warehouse party scene.

Host DJ Ben Osborne is the founder of Noise of Art. The Guardian describes Noise of Art as an “actual cathedral of sound” and Time Out says his sets span “techno, funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite”.

Chateau Perché (the perching castle) Festival is a new annual festival that moves to a different, always beautiful, castle in France every year. For its fourth year it’s invited Ben Osborne and Noise of Art to debut at the festival with a new themed arena entitled David Davis’ Disco Dystopia.

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Camden Underground presents Chateau Perché Launch Party Prt 1

by on Jun.18, 2018, under clubs, Events, music, music and film, performance art, theatre

Friday 29 June DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art) with Monkey Fist and Scotch Lobster playing Live in the garden and basement.

The Constitution, 42 Saint Pancras’ Way, London, NW1 0QT.7pm – 1am. Free Entry.

Celebrating Noise of Art’s debut at France’s hottest new festival, Chateau Perché, Camden Underground hosts the first UK Perché launch party with three of the acts playing this year’s festival.

New seven piece band Monkey Fist draw comparisons with Pigbag or Hot 8 Brass Band, but with added jazz, dub and electronics. The Techno, dub-step duo Scotch Lobster are one of the few acts in the world to play the Eigenharp, a unique electronic instrument that plays like a wind instrument with strings, keys and percussion built-in. Host DJ Ben Osborne is the founder of Noise of Art. The Guardian describes Noise of Art as an “actual cathedral of sound” and Time Out says his sets span “techno, funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite”.

Chateau Perché (the perching castle) Festival is a new annual festival that moves to a different, always beautiful, castle in France every year. For its fourth year it’s invited Ben Osborne and Noise of Art to do the first UK arena at the festival.

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Vor~Sprung presents A Man Called Adam, Orka, Ben Osborne, Sorrdes & More

by on Mar.29, 2018, under Events

Friday 4 May is Vor~Sprung launch day

Line Up: A Man Called Adam (new release party), Orka (Live), Ben 0 & Maella (Live), Sorrdes (Live),

DJs Ben Osborne, George T & more

93 Feet East. 150 Brick Lane London E1 6QL Tickets on sale soon with some freebies for the speedy. 8pm-1am.

Live club night Vor~Sprung is fizzing into its debut night with a party celebrating the first new A Man Called Adam release in a decade and a clutch of new high calibre electronic acts.

There are few bands that have been as involved in the development of UK dance music as A Man Called Adam. Their career has pioneered Acid Jazz, spearhead Balearic House and Chill Out and become the standard barer of UK House and nu disco. Formed in the mid 1980s by Steve Jones and Sally Rodgers, they became Gilles Peterson’s in-house band and released one of the first singles on the Acid Jazz label. Ironically the b-side was a house track and their first big hit, Barefoot In the Head, kick started the Balearic House genre. After the third band member, Paul Daley, left to form Leftfield, AMCA moved genres and became the figure heads of Chill Out – and the most constant feature of the legendary Café Del Mar compilations. In the late ’90’s they reappeared at the centre of London’s UK House/ nu disco scene and went on to define the characteristic sound of UK clubs going into the millennium. Then they split up – only to re-appear DJing unannounced together for the first time in a decade at the Camden Underground club night. Currently mining a new wealth of inspiration, it’s anyone’s guess what genre their next LP will launch.

Hailing from the Faroe Isle, Orka started life by making their electronic instruments out of old farmyard machinery (which, on a mid North Atlantic Island, was more obtainable than an off-the-shelf synth). Now relocated to London and whittled down to a boy girl duo that crackles between sensuality and brutalism, they’ve become one of London’s hottest new electronic acts. “Easily one of the most exciting acts to appear in a long time.” (Clash Music). “Possesses a menacing intensity.” (Quietus)

Ben 0 and Maella is a new collaboration between Londoner Ben Osborne and Prague singer Maella. As yet unreleased or (amazingly in this day) available anywhere online, one of their tracks caused a flurry of unanswered google searches when it recently cropped up on Amy Lamé’s BBC 6 Music show.

Sorrdes is another new electronic act, this time plucked from the barren wilds of the East Coast. His music combines ambient pulses and pads with often deceptively caustic rhythm patterns. Rural England’s answer to early Detroit techno, if you will.

BOrka, like it sounds, is a Vor~Srpung collaboration between Ben 0 and Orka that was first experimented with at the Jazz Cafe supporting UK electronic pioneers Radiophonic Workshop.

The night’s DJ tag team consists of Ben Osborne and George T (aka Demure) . Producer, singer and DJ, George T has been described by Dummy magazine as Greco Roman‘s secret weapon – GR being Joe Goddard from Hot Chip‘s hyper cool record label.

Vor~Sprung is German for ‘jump against’ or ‘leap forward’. May The Fourth – With You Be

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New events in London, Cardiff, Prague and France

by on Mar.26, 2018, under clubs, Events, music, performance art, theatre

Amy Lamé & Ben Osborne BBC6 Music

This month’s events include music for a new play in Cardiff, DJ sets in Prague and London and on going preparations for Marseilles in July and Chateau Perché in August. There is an interview with Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne on Amy Lamé’s BBC6 Radio show, which discusses some of these events and the relationship between music and art, here – but there’s only a few days left to hear it. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09sv646

Meanwhile, this week sees Ben Osborne play 93 Feet East in Brick Lane on Thursday 29 March, as Salad Undressed (aka Salad) launch their LP. The line-up includes fast rising Czech indie acts The Silver Spoons and Maella, Advance tickets are on sale here for a mere £7. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/431838

Camden underground returns to The Constitution, on the canal in the Camden/ Kings Cross hinterlands, on Good Friday. And DJ Ben Osborne will be collaborating at the Royal Welsh College of Drama and Music with playwright Sophie Rashbrook and director Polly Graham, on the soundtrack for Sophie’s new play Ralph – Enemy Alien, with workshop performances in Wales and London in early April.

Ben Osborne will also return to Prague’s Cross club on Saturday 21 April, in the lead up to a series of events there later this year.

Friday 4 May also sees the launch of Vors Sprung, a new live electronic project, with A Man Called Adam, Orka, Ben 0 & Maella and Sorrdes playing live.

Looking a bit further into the future, Noise of Art’s exhibtion on French Electronic Music moves to Marseilles on 26 July and Tickets for the beautiful Chateau Perché Festival, 10-12 August in central France, are now on sale here and will sell out quick http://chateauperche.com.

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