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Noise of Art presents… David Davis’ Dystopian Disco

by on Aug.05, 2018, under Events

With the next events about to be announced, Noise of Art is launching its Dystopian Disco at  Chateau Perché on 10-12 August 2018 – Chateau Perché Festival, Château d’Avrilly 03460 Trévol, France Tickets €40-€90.

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?

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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First Events of 2018

by on Feb.17, 2018, under Events

Following events in Prague, Paris and London, Noise of Art’s forthcoming activities include the launch of new sister nights in London, programming a new arena at Chateau Perché Festival in France, further events with European partners in Prague and the start of work for a new Theatre production starting workshops at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Theatre.

Amongst up-and-coming events, Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne plays the  Camden TEDx on Thursday 15 February, while Camden Underground follows up new year with the first Constitution event 0f 2018 on Friday 23 February with Geroge T and Ben Osborne going headphone to headphone. Ben returns to National Portrait Gallery on Thrsday 1 March, followed by events at Red Lion 17 March and  Big Chill on Brick Lane Saturday 24 March. Brit pop punk funkers Salad are doing their first national tour for 20 years, but not before Salad Undressed launch their new LP at the first of our new sister nights at the refurbished 93 Feet East (with a mighty new DnB sound system) on Thursday 29 March. Friday 30 March sees special guests playing Camden Underground, while we support a charity event rasing money for Alzhiemers research on Saturday 31 March. Rehearsals for a new stage play start first week of April in Cardiff, while the debut Vorsprung, our new live electronic club night kicks-off with A Man Called Adam’s LP launch party on 4 May, followed by a fourtnight of music and art events in West London.

With lots more to be announced, and more being planned throughout the year, Noise of Art would like to say thank you to our friends in Prague for starting 2018 with two great gigs. First at the Vlkova, a chunk of Berlin circa 2005 shifted along the rail tracks of time to the Czech Republic. And at Cross Club, recently recognised as one of the top 10 clubs in Europe.

Stand by for more Prague and European news soon.

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New Year Events in London

by on Dec.18, 2017, under Events

New Year sister events:

Camden Underground and Limbo New Years Eve at The Constitution
Oh Gun Quit (Live)
DJs Ben Osborne (Noise of Art/ Camden Underground), Limbo Residents & guesta
The Constitution, 42 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0QT
8pm-4am Entry £5-£12

Camden Underground, the Constitution, London Belongs To Me and Limbo bring in 2018 with two floors of music and a canal-side terrace, midnight fireworks, fizz and barbecue.

New Year at The Hog, Hammersmith 227 KING STREET, LONDON W6 9JT

Aarwtork electronic sea folk play live with a new year menu and pre party until 1 am. http://www.thehampshirehog.com/reservations/

McGettigan’s New Year’s EVE with Diesel (Xpress 2) & Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)

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Soon in Prague & Thanks Moulin Rouge & Trés Particulier, Paris

by on Dec.18, 2017, under clubs, Events, music

With London NYE dates being announced today, here’s a quick heads-up for our friends in Prague, where Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne will be DJing the first weekend of 2018.

We’d also like to belatedly THANK MaMA at Machine du MOULIN ROUGE, Paris, and Devient Disco at Hotel Trés Particulier, for inviting us over to Paris. (Picture of Ben Osborne DJing at Moulin Rouge courtesy of JL Bouchart)

Here’s the Czech Cross Club date:

Saturday 6 January Cross Club, Plynární 1096/23, Praha 7, 15500 Prague.

Coincidence presents DJ Ben Osborne (UK), Jesse (Cz), Taino (Cz), Tyrll (Be)

Prague’s Cross Club kicks off the first Saturday of 2018 with Ben Osborne (Noise of Art, London) and Tyrll (Gullegem) joining residents Taino and Jesse, spinning house, techno and disco and the odd bit of London bass. Ben Osborne is also being joined by fast rising Czech singer Maella, to perform a live version  of their new collaboration, Break Me.

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Noise of Art Panel at MaMA 2017, Paris

by on Oct.12, 2017, under Events

Click here to see on MAMA website
Reflecting our exhibition at this year’s MAMA festival, Noise of Art has gathered a panel of pioneers and practitioners to discuss France’s 100 year history of electronic music and whether Paris can be considered the birth place of electronic music?

The discussion will include the culture, art, politics and fashion that has accompanied French electronic music. It will look at the earliest stages of French music, including the role of Russolo, Vares, Martenot, Schaffer and Henry, as well as that of Laurent Garnier, Jack de Marseilles, Daft Punk and Jacques. It will discuss the influence of jazz and African music, the importance of gay clubs and radio stations and the role of and challenges faced by female DJs, such as Jenifer Cardini, Chloe and Sex Toy.

Panel on the history of French electronic music with Ben Osborne, Jean Jacques Birgé, Kat & Samy from Chateau Perché, Ygal from Versatille, DJ Yellow & Eva Peel

The panel is at 12:30-1:30, Friday 20 October at FGO BARBARA – PANEL ROOM 1, Monmatre, Paris
Restricted to MaMA delegated (subject to availability)

    Associated events

Friday 20 October, Closing parties
DJ Ben Osborne, Machine, Moulin Rouge, 90 Boulevard Clichy, Paris 22:30
DJ Ben Osborne & Eva Peel, 23, Avenue Junot, Paris 21:00-03:00

17-20 October
French Touch; Voyage Dans Le Paysage Électronique Français/ Images and artwork; the history of French electronic music
MAMA Festival 2017, La Machine, Moulin Rouge, 90 Boulevard Clichy, Paris, France 75018.

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NoA Takes French Touch To Paris

by on Oct.02, 2017, under Events

DJ Cam (lft) with original Bob Sinclar line-up, DJ Yellow (mid) and Chris Lefevre

DJ Cam (left) with original line-up behind French disco house act Bob Sinclar, DJ Yellow (centre) and Chris Lefevre (right)

Noise of Art and Red Gallery are showing a taster of their French Touch Exhibition at Machine in Moulin Rouge, Paris, during MAMA 2017 Festival (Weds 18 to Fri 20 Ocotober).

October’s taster exhibiton is the debut of the acclaimed French Touch Exhibtion in Paris, following its successful run in London earlier this year. It has received major press coverage, with features being run in The Guardian Guide (10 Best thinsg to do in the UK), Time Out, DJ Mag, Mix Mag and other publications.

The exhibtion, which assembles 100 years worth of photographs and artwork associated with French electronic music (starting at the end of WW1), is scheduled to tour France for the next 12 months and is planned to feature in Marseille’s city of culture events in 2018 in paretnership with celebrated techno pioneer Jack de Marseille.

On Friday 20 October Ben Osborne willl also be convening a panel discussion on the history of French electronic music with DJ Yellow, Jean Jacques Brigé, Ygal Ohayon (Versatille), Eva Peel (Deviant Disco – Paris), Katherine Quint & Samy El Moudni (Chateau Perché) and David McKenna (French Music Office, London). Click HERE FOR MORE INFO

The Noise of Art exhibtion is taking place in the contemporary music space within the world renown Moulin Rouge complex as part of MAMA 2017 and, with more DJ events to be announced, Ben Osborne and Eva Peel will be playing Hotel Particulier in Montmatre.

MAMA is a festival and conference for the international music industry, featuring live acts, international meetings, conferences and talks. MaMA takes place in Pigalle and Montmartre – the original heartland of clubs, art and jazz music in Paris.

Press enquiries, and galleries, festivals, venues and promoters interested in hosting the exhibiton should  contact info@noiseoart.org.MA17_BM_FC_TRAIT_01red_live logo-2noise_of_art_logo_wave_square

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