Noise of Art

Glastonbury & Pride Weekend 2020

by on Jun.27, 2020, under Events

Noise of Art intended to be at Glastonbury and supporting Pride events this weekend.  Neither is possible. But here are some links to Ben Osborne DJing at Glastonbury Festival (pictured) and Little Chill Festival. Have a great Pride and Glastonbury weekend wherever you are… Until we dance again.

Here’s a couple of links to Ben Osborne at Little Chill Festival and Glastonbury 2019 

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Noise of Art at First Light Festival & Little Chill Festival

by on Jun.20, 2020, under Events

Noise of Art is back on the festival circuit taking part of two lockdown gatherings this weekend, starting with First Light on Saturday 20 and Little Chill on Sunday 21 June.
We join bumper line ups with Red Snapper, Number, Jon Hopkins. Coldcut, Norman Jay, Mixmaster Morris, Marc Mac (4 Hero), Youth, Fluidnation, Holotronica, Chris Coco, Youth Banco de Gaia, The Egg, The Bays, Bratri, Nathan X, Floex, Big Chill and Campfire Convention founder Pete Lawrence and Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne.
And we have a new Logo!

Noise of Art is simulcasting the whole event from First Light’s Facebook event while our acts are performing from three locations 5PM – 7PM live from FIRST LIGHT FESTIVAL HQ in UK and THE CROSS CLUB IN PRAGUE with Bratri (Czech), Floex (Czech)  and DJ Ben Osborne (UK) preceded by an early afternoon set from London by Lowestoft local lad Nathan X.

And DJ Ben Osborne will be joining a bumper line up in Sunday at Little Chill Arena at World Harmony Festival.
Links
http://firstlight.noiseofart.org/
https://www.facebook.com/firstlightlowestoft/
https://www.campfire.world/little-chill

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Noise of Art Covid-19 update

by on Jun.10, 2020, under Events


Noise of Art is grateful to be able to begin taking steps toward the future and will be announcing new projects soon – we thank Arts Council England for making this and many other arts projects possible in the time of Covid.

Sadly some of the people that brought light to our world will no longer be with us.

It is with sadness we remember  TY, a short video of him playing at the Woodbridge Festival Noise of Art programmed in 2014 is above. And we hope our friend and collaborator Laurent Garnier doesn’t mind us sharing his pictorial tribute posted on Instagram to remember some the other artists we lost.

These include  Little Richard, Florian Schneider, Hamilton Bohannon, Dave Greenfield, Manu Dibango, Mike Huckaby, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Betty Wright, Phil May, Mory Kanté, Adam Schlesinger, Patrick (Francfort) Gibson,  Andy Gill, Matthew Seligman, Joseph Shabala, Barbara Martin, Bill Withers… The music lives on, thank you.

And we stand together with our friends in the USA who, faced with a terrible example of police brutality,  have led the world in demanding what in this time should not need demanding…

Black Lives Matter.

 

 

 

 

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Noise of Art – Covid-19 Update

by on Mar.28, 2020, under clubs, Events, film, music, music and film, performance art, theatre

Following government advice Noise of Art is currently suspending all activity while we observe social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

While halting activity, we look forward to collaborating again with the many partners we have worked with over the last 15 years. These include the National Portrait Gallery, The Social, Chateau Perché Festival, First Light Festival, The Tate, BFI, The Cross Club Prague, Move Association, Southbank Centre/ Royal Festival Hall, Village Underground, Apple Records/ The Beatles, MaMA Festival (Paris), National Maritime Museum,  Latitude, The Roundhouse, French Music Export, Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music, to mention a few.

We wish them, all of you reading this and our colleagues in other European countries and elsewhere, many of whom had gone into lockdown before us, well during this unprecedented period.

While all the events we had lined-up this year are suspended, we hope that many of them will still happen at a later date. This includes plans for events in the UK, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Germany, Netherlands and Italy.

 

And while events such as First Light Festival have been suspended for 2020, we hope we may be able to involve these partners in our other projects later in the year.

Some of our European dates, which were scheduled to begin in April, are potentially still going ahead, although it is unlikely they will take place soon.

Noise of Art’s programming role in the Woodbridge Festival will also still go ahead, although we’re expecting a delay to the original date – which was the Weekend of 11 July.

DJ Ben Osborne played the National Portrait Gallery. This has now also become the last DJ date at the gallery until it re-opens in 2022, after a major refurbishment. It marks a ten year stint since Noise of Art held our first whole building event at the NPG in 2010. And 10 years since we first suggested regular  DJ slots to the gallery’s then music team. We are proud DJ events have run weekly ever since and we hope they will return to the gallery when it re-opens.

Here are some of the dates we hope to reschedule as soon as possible: 16 March, 20 April, 18 May at The Social, London, MSF including Wide Days (Scotland) launch event, 20 March, 10 April, 24 April, 1 May, 15 May, 22 May Freudian Lips, London, 30 March First Light Festival launch party, Lowestoft, 5 April,7 June, 5 July 1st Sundays, Hacheston, Suffolk, 8 May Turk’s Head Festival, 19 June Little Chill Festival (may still be on – keep checking), 20 June First Light Festival, 27 June Glastonbury Festival, 11 July Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music, plus dates in Prague in April, May and June and other European dates later this summer.

Stay safe and stay in until it’s safe to go out.

We hope you can find ways to be creative, laugh, share things, indulge your community spirit and regularly applaud the NHS and other health workers from your door steps and windows every week.

See you on the other side.

Love Noise of Art x

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Andrew Weatherall

by on Feb.18, 2020, under clubs, Events, film, music, music and film, performance art, theatre

Noise of Art is, like many, shocked and numbed to hear the sad news about Andrew Weatherall, who died yesterday aged 56-years-old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along with many, we mourn the loss of a hugely significant part of the UK’s musical and cultural life.

Our thoughts are with his loved ones and the many, many friends and colleagues who were close to him, were inspired by him and are coming to terms with this sudden loss.

This picture is from a Guardian review of the project he kindly did for Noise Of Art for an event we did in partnership with Rocket Girl, a label he always supported, and Convergence Festival. The first time we talked about it he said he wanted to do it because he could tell from the line-up it was being done for the love. His rider? – “two bottles of that lemonade I like…”

He was, of course, an absolute gentleman.

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New Year 2020 discount tickets now on sale

by on Dec.27, 2019, under Events

 

NEW YEAR 2020

Two of the Constitution’s in-house nights combine for NYE, with Live music, DJs and three music spaces

 

Discount Advance Tickets on sale here now
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nw-years-eve-at-the-constitution-tickets-86784517829
£7 (Sold Out) £10 (Advance Discount) £15 (Full Price)

About New Year’s Eve 2020

Three spaces of music, fireworks, fine ales, wine, spirits and free BBQ, with Noise of Art’s DJ Ben Osborne joined by live sets from The Action Men, Oh Gunquit and DJs Gram, Andy Cooler and Elroy.

Two of the Constitution’s club nights combine for NYE, with Live music, DJs and three music spaces, canal-side fireworks, free BBQ and bubbly reception, and outdoor terrace party at Camden’s hidden gem.

Following last year’s sold out NYE event, The Constitution, returns for 2020 with a bumper line-up, party offerings and bars with pub prices on the canal side between Camden and Kings Cross.

Live acts Oh! Gunquit are a hula hooping, trumpeting garage rock phenomenom with mean sax and maraca driven mayhem and Action Men assert a psychedelic masculinity fit for a post-feminist age – through the medium of dance.

Ben Osborne is a DJ, musician, writer and award-winning producer . He has residencies in London, Prague and France, and plays festivals, clubs, art galleries and unusual spaces, such as on the top of BT Tower (for the London Olympics). He’s presented radio shows for Xfm, NME Radio and Totallyradio (Brighton), has written about music for The Guardian, DJ Mag and other newspapers/ magazines and written books on the history of UK clubs and the Arctic Monkeys.

Club Limbo DJs Gram, Elroy and Andy Cooler will be turning the dancefloor around with classic stompers and shakers till the early morn.

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Prague, Europe and Camden Underground

by on Nov.21, 2019, under clubs, Events, film, music, music and film, performance art, theatre

In this 30th anniversary year since the velvet revolution, Noise of Art presents an all female line-up of Czech and UK alt.pop electro acts at The Social on Wednesday 27 November, while our friends at the Czech embassy in London are putting on an electro-accoustic event at Rich Mix and Camden Underground returns with a night of electro at The Constitution’s basement dive bar, on the borders of Kings Cross annd Camden.

More details below…

Wednesday 27 November

Music Sans Frontier: Giudi (Prague), Scarlett Woolfe (UK), Maella (UK/ Cz)

and host DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)

The Social 5 Little Portland St London W1W 7JD Free 7:30-1am

Move, Noise of Art and The Social present a cross border line-up of up and coming Czech and London all female led acts – Giudi, Scarlet Woolfe and Maella – all making their debut appearance at The Social; central London’s revered music commmunty hang-out.

Czech singer Giudi (pictured above) is an artist who blends music with fashion and art. Her electro Alt Pop combines uplifting, sometimes dark melancholic songs with a live and electronic soundtrack; her distinctive vocals managing to be both haunting and melodic. She won the Silver Award for new artist at the 2018 Czech Music Awards. Now signed to the London based label Minimal Surface, Giudi has been recording a new album set for release in February 2020. Her last single, Tribe, a celebration of diversity and inclusiveness in society, made the playlist of  radio stations in the US, Germany, Italy, Holland, France and the UK. The current single, Visions, features a video made in collaboration with Beijing based Taiwanese 3d multimedia artist Veeeky.

Fresh UK Singer/ songwriter Scarlett Woolfe (right)  blends etheral alt pop with disco-punk, electro and trip hop influences. She has already scored chart successes in Europe and worked as a song writer since a very young age with the likes of Jonas Blue and Emily Newman. She is currently breaking out to launch her own new live band, of which this is an extremely early, if not first, gig.

Maella (pictured below) is a Prague born and London bred singer and prolific writer of her own material. Blending her husky but silken vocals and rasping guitars, with experimental production, and a full live band, she is currently studying a post graduate in composition at Tile Yard, Kings Cross,  overseen by Martyn Ware (founder of Human League and Heaven 17). She has just released her new EP Spells and, prior to her move to London in 2016 to study at BIMM, released her debut EP ‘It Is Coming’ under a Prague baused independent label. She has performed at an impressive array of venues including intimate favourites such as The Troubadour, scaling all the way to larger stages such as the O2 Shepherds Bush, Camden Assembly, The Islington, and 229 The Venue. She was the winner of best young singer award in the Czech Republic and her music successfully embraces both rock and electtonic music.

Described as a “polymath” by Time Out, host DJ Ben Osborne is the founder of pioneering music and art organisation Noise of Art, and is a DJ, musician, writer and award-winning creative producer . He plays clubs and festivals internationally, has residencies in London and Prague and has a habit of playing unusual spaces, such as DJing on the top of an exploding BT Tower for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Friday 29 November

Camden Underground

DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)

Beautiful People (Live)

Delroy’s Caribbean Grill House

The Constitution, 42 St Pancras Way London NW1 0QT

Phone: 020 7387 4805

Free Entry

6pm-Midnight

Camden Undergound returns with five piece vocal house band Beautiful People playing live and DJ Ben Osborne spinning vinyl in this hideaway Camden grass roots music venue.

Featuring electro, techno, jazz-not-jazz and disco, Camden Underground is a left of centre night hosted by DJ Ben Osborne and a range of up-and-coming and established DJs; including Flying Mojito Brothers, A Man Called Adam, Justin Robertson, George T and Diesel/ X Press 2.

Host DJ Ben Osborne is a musician, writer and award-winning creative producer . He plays leading clubs and festivals internationally, including residencies in London, France and Prague, and enjoys playing unusual spaces, such as on the top of BT Tower for the London Olympics, The Tate, National Theatre and National Portrait Gallery. He’s presented long running specialist radio shows for Xfm, NME Radio and Totallyradio (Brighton) and has written books on the history of UK clubs and the Arctic Monkeys.

Beautiful People are a new, fully live vocal house band, featuring  bass, keybaords, trumpet, drums and vocals and playing ’80s and 90’s style club music.

Electronica: Vision of Sound  is taking place on Friday 29 Nov at Rich Mix and features Floex and Tom Hodge (Cz/ UK), Mius X Attaray Visual (Hu), Noon (Pl) and Strron & Kubriel (Sk). Celebrating 30 years of freedom from communist rule in Eastern Europe, Czech, Hungarian, Slovak and Polish musicians of a new generation join forces for one-off experience fusing intricate electronics and dizzying visuals.

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UK Launch Party Prague Spring 2020 – An Independent European Music Event

by on Oct.29, 2019, under Events

Wednesday 30 October

Silver Spoons (Czech Republic) Live
DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art, UK)
Introduction by Jaroslav Rauser (Move Association, Prague).

The Social
5 Little Portland St
London W1W 7JD
4:30-Midnight, FREE

Entry is free, but please register via Eventbrite  And please note it’s an after school/ early evening event, with doors at 4 the band playing live at 5.45.

A new pan European event for independent music is taking place in Prague in the Spring of 2020. The event is run by Platform of Independent Czech Music Labels – an associa-tion of 30 independent record labels in Prague – with UK partners organised by Move Association, with Noise of Art and The Social London, and with more UK and European partners to be announced.

Building on Prague’s long musical heritage, and it’s location in the heart of Europe, the conference features panels and informal network discussions, set amidst the historic buildings and scenery of Prague and utilising the city’s many bars, venues and clubs.

The event will bring together grass roots music people from Europe to help forge networks and co-operation across European borders, as well as international and local Czech talent in one of Europe’s most active developing music regions.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

4.30 pm-6.30pm Launch with Silver Spoons (Cz) live show case in the downstairs club.
6.30pm-close DJ Ben Osborne in the Heavenly Social Bar.
Entry is free, but please register via Eventbrite

The UK Launch party is supported by Ministry of Culture Czech Republic and Prague City Council
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuvyvh59D1Q&fbclid=IwAR0Csdd0mRtMKyDuTWy8dPxjjDmBcwhD0KMB4IjcgapBpUe7-5ZjohwPCsg

In the meantime Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne will be speaking at panels at Nouvelle Prague, the Czech music industry conference and showcase festival organised by Sound Czech 7-9 November, and DJing (details to be announced).

And the next MSF event at The Social is on 27 October with three female led acts playing their Social debuts – .Guidi (Czech republic), Scarlet Woolfe and Maella – plus Noise of Art founder DJ Ben Osborne. 

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October Part One

by on Oct.06, 2019, under clubs, Events, music

With a new pan European network launch happening at the Social on 30 October (details announced soon) and a new festival and conference on 9 November in Prague, we warm-up our autumn events on Wednesday 9 October with an intimate night in Camden. Details below.

Wednesday 9 October Kings Cross in Camden Cluster presents… Martyn Ware (Human  League/ Heaven 17) & Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)

The Constitution, 42 St Pancras Way London NW1 0QT. Phone: 020 7387 4805. Free Entry 7pm-11pm

Martyn Ware, the electronic music pioneer who formed legendary synthesiser groups Human League and Heaven 17, will be making a rare DJ appearance with Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne, at proper London music boozer, The Constitution, in Camden. The writer of classic songs such as Being Boiled, the evergreen (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thing, which was banned by the BBC at the time, and Temptation,  Martyn Ware’s work as a record producer saw him revitalise Tina Turner’s career in the 1980’s and kick start Terence Trent D’Arby’s career. He’s also noted for work in Surround Sound technology and, more recently, for the creation of sound installations.

Martyn is joined by Ben Osborne, DJ, award wining creative producer, author of books and founder of Noise of Art. Time Out has described Ben as a polymath and says his DJ sets include “techno, funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite”. His A-Z of Club Culture has been described as ‘essential’ by Gilles Peterson.

Kings Cross in Camden Cluster is a free series of social events run by and for creative people living and working in Kings Cross and Camden area.

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Celebrating 20 Years of The Social (London) in Prague

by on Sep.28, 2019, under Events

Saturday 28 September

The Social 20 year celebration in Prague

DJs Hevanely Jukebox (The Social) UK, Ben Osborne (The Social/ Noise of Art) UK. Live Bratri  – Czech Republic, Aid Kid  – Czech Republic, NOHA – Czech Republic

Having guested at The Social in London earlier this month, Cross Club and Move Association brings the Social’s 20th anniversary celebrations to Prague, with a team of the Social’s regulars playing Prague’s revered independent nightclub.

Heavenly Jukebox is the collective name for The Social’s inhouse DJ team. Tonight will see the Heavenly Jukebox and Social mainstay, Carl Gosling, and Sophie Green play sets, with a solo and B2b session with Noise of Art and Social regular  Ben Osborne, reviving a DJ tag team that played Glastonbury, where The Social hosts the famous Stonebridge stage.

Joining them on the line-up is Aid Kid (Ondra Mikula), one of today’s most talented Czech musicians, producers and DJs. His live sets use both analog hardware and software to build tension and produce long linear compositions.

Brat?i are one of Prague’s most popular live electronic acts and have recently started attracting international recognition, not least with acclaimed shows at Talinn Music Week festival in Estonia and France’s Chateau Perché. Their music has diverse influences, mixing familiar electronic genres (techno, experimental electronic) with other sources. Their songs blend acoustic drums, electronic samples, vintage synthesizers and electronic beats.

Also on the night’s line-up are Londoner Donna Leake and live Czech drum n bass veterans N.O.H.A playing in the square outside the club.

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