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Noise of Art’s New Year At The Hog

by noise of art on Nov.30, 2016, under Events

Salad (Undressed) – LIVE
The Woodentops (solo show) LIVE
Diesel (XPress 2)
Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)
Your Mum
and more to be announced
The Hampshire Hog
227 Kings Street, London W6 9JT
Tickets from £5 early bird to £12 for party only (bar food available)
Free entry to entertainment for NYE dinners with a special NYE menu from the Hog’s renown kitchen.

Early Bird Tickets on Sale here.

Grab your Addidas top and head to  The Hog joins for Noise of Art’s 2017 NYE shin dig.

The night will see re-formed Top 20 Brit Pop era indie band, Salad, play one of their first gigs in 18 years.

They’re joined by Diesel (of Xpress 2 and Rocky and Diesel fame), who was part of one of the most succesful UK house acts of the ’90s – their hit single with David Byrne went to Number 2 in the British singles chart.

Also on the bill are two-time Glastonbury headliners The Woodentops, as singer Rolo McGinty rounds off their UK tour with a special performance of his new solo show. The band’s current single, Why Why Why Remixed, has just been released by Wall of Sound to much critical acclaim.

Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne, whose appearances include such prestigious London venues as National Portrait Gallery, Tate, National Theatre, QEH and BFI,  as well as Latitude, Convergence and other international festivals and clubs, will be on DJ duty, while  the electronic music and art collective will be providing their trademark projections.

Formed by model and MTV presenter Marijne Van Der Vlugt and Paul Kennedy Salad’s debut LP shot straight into the Top 20 in 1997. Sadly their career came to an abrupt halt when the band split two years later. Having vanished for almost 20 years, they suddenly played a couple of festival gigs earlier this year. At the Shine On Weekender they drew such a crowd that the Guardian noted you had “to crane your neck to get a glimpse of Salad”. They’ll playing The Hog on NYE, where you’ll be able to see them without having to do any neck-work

Watch a video of Motorbike to Heaven by Salad here.

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Ben Osborne at National Portrait Gallery

by noise of art on Nov.28, 2016, under Events

Thursday 8 December, 2016. St Martin’s Place London WC2H 0HE. Free Entry from 6pm
DJ Ben Osborne plays a set inspired by the portraits at Central London’s iconic art gallery. spinning an electronic set spanning everything from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, to deep down and dirty disco.
Ben Osborne is the founder of Noise of Art and is a DJ, musician, writer and broadcaster. He tours internationally at club nights and festivals and has worked at the forefront of digital music, and written extensively about music for newspapers and magazines, including for DJ Mag, Music Week, The Guardian, and i-D. He has published a biography of the Arctic Monkeys and his book on the development of electronic music and club culture has been described as ‘essential’ by Gilles Peterson.


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Museum of Last Parties

by noise of art on Nov.24, 2016, under Events

Noise of Art is delighted that the flagship London club Fabric is going to re-open. Earlier this month Noise of Art joined a panel of speakers at The Museum of London to discuss the implications of the club’s threatened closure on the future of club and music culture in London. The event was part of a night organised by Andrew Rutland and Martin Green. The panel was put together and moderated by Alan D Miller, Chairman of The Night Time Industries Association. Speakers included presenter and journalist Sunta Templeton, Andy Blackett (Head of Events and Promotions, Fabric), Henry Scott Irvine (Activist for Save Tin Pan Alley), journalist Kate Spicer and Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne. It was a good and far-ranging discussion, highlighting throughout that we need to protect the capital’s vibrant culture in all its forms. Fabric staying open is fabulous news. A viable and internationally recognised cultural venue has been saved. Congratulations

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Woodbridge Art and Music Event 2016 – venues and artists

by noise of art on Aug.23, 2016, under Events

Elmhurst Park – Saturday 13:00-19:00 FREE
Phil Mison (Cafe Del Mar), Aartwork, Deben Collective, Horsefire, Justine de Mierre & children’s games
The Table – Saturday 19:00 – 22:00
Diesel (Xpress 2) Salad (Undressed), Ten Fé
The Red Lion – Saturday 19:00 – LATE CLOSING FREE
Jesse Quin (Kean/ Mount Desolation) Funk Set, Ben Osborne pres. Disco 2:0, Valdez
The Tea Hut – Sunday 13:30-18:30 FREE
The Woodentops, White Noise, Kelly Pritchard and Kevin Walford, Daniel Jacklin
The Anchor – Sunday 18:30 21:30 FREE
ICR DJs, Cartel, NZK, nonsuchdjs
The Riverside (Club Night) – Sunday 21:20 – LATE CLOSING
Ben Osborne, Caswell and guests
Cook Shed – Monday 15:00-21:00
Silent Film and Music, Peter Hepworth, David Agrella, projections and Arts and more to be announced

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Woodbridge Art and Music Event returns for year three.

by noise of art on Aug.08, 2016, under Events

26 August – 29 August

Tickets available here – please note some tickets are free but you need to register

Venues: Elmhurst Park , The Riverside (Club Night), The Red Lion, The Table, The Tea Hut, The Anchor, The Cook Shed. London launch event on Friday 26 August and more to be announced.

Line up
Diesel – Xpress 2, Phil Mison – Reverso 68, The Woodentops, White Noise, Salad, Ben Osborne, Cartel, Caswell, Kelly Pritchard and Kevin Walford, Peter Hepworth, Aartwork, Deben Collective, ICR DJS, NZK, David Agrella, Daniel Jacklin and nonsuchdjs.

Diesel, of chart topping dance act X Press 2, is to play the third annual Woodbridge festival this August bank holiday. He will be joined by Balearic disco don Phil Mison, who recently dropped his Ibiza and London duties to play a headline set In The Woods at Latitude. Both are part of new strands of the Woodbridge micro festival, celebrating ambient and electronic music and raising funds for school music. Also on the bill are The Woodentops, who headlined at this year’s Latitude Festival on the Alcove stage.

Amongst the overseas acts are Faroe Isle band Orka, who are famous for creating their own, often bizarre, instruments and have been described as a “unique Force in Music” by music industry bible CMU. They stop off in Woodbridge after a year of global  touring supporting their critically praised LP Vao and have just been nominated for Nordic Council Music Prize – previous winners have included Björk.

Seminal 1960s electronic band White Noise are also famous for creating their own instruments. They will debut a new visual show at this year’s festival.

Amongst the local bands playing are electronic improvisation band Deben Collective, electro sea folk band Aatrwork, drum ‘n’ bass DJ Cartel, Italian house DJ and London Social resident David Agrella, soul duo nonsuchdjs, Woodbridge singer song writer Peter Hepworth and celebrated jazz singer Kelly Pritchard and guitarist Kevin Walford. Festival curator DJ Ben Osborne will be returning to play his residency at The Riverside for one of the celebrated Club Nights on Sunday 28 August.

The festival will for the first time include a day of free music in Elmhurst Park on Saturday 27 August, followed by the customary events in different venues around the town in the evening. A second day of events will kick off at the Tea Hut on Sunday 28 August.

Woodbridge Art and Music Event is a weekend of music and cross platform art held in the medieval market town of Woodbridge , on a salt water river on the East Coast. It features innovative acts from a broad range of musical genres.

This year’s Woodbridge festival will follow a London launch party, at the Big Chill Bar, Brick Lane, on Friday 26 August, where festival founder, Ben Osborne, has a long running residency.

Now in it’s third year, previous Woodbridge Art and Music Events have included world renown acts such as Orbital, Danny Rampling, Polar Bear, Coldcut, , TY, The Woodentops, Justin Robertson, Red Snapper, Diesel, The Reflex and many others.

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Ben Osborne at National Portrait Gallery

by noise of art on Jul.13, 2016, under Events

ben_osborne GrayscaleThursday 21 July, 2016
St Martin’s Place?London?WC2H 0HE
Free Entry From 6pm

DJ Ben Osborne plays a set inspired by the portraits at Central London’s iconic art gallery. spinning an electronic set spanning everything from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, to deep down and dirty disco.

Ben Osborne is a DJ, musician, writer and broadcaster and is the founder of Noise of Art and the long running Slipped Disco Club.

“Whether penning features, currating Noise of Art projects or simply playing out, Ben Osborne likes to keep busy. Slipped Disco, his own night, has played a part in rescuing nights for everyone in need of somewhere to let their hair down.” Flavourpill.

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Noise of Art and Ipswich Borough Council presents Ipswich Weekender #1 with Danny Rampling and friends

by noise of art on May.17, 2016, under Events

IpswichWeekender 1 revisedSaturday 21 and Sunday 22 May, Hollywells Park, Ipswich IP3 0PG
From, 14:00 hrs in the park followed by events at Pump and Grind, 1 Great Colman St, Ipswich IP4 2AA and The Music Room until the early hours.

Line up
Danny Rampling, Diesel (Xpress2 / Rocky & Diesel), The Woodentops, White Noise, Ben Osborne, Non Such DJs
Rodrigezz & MDL (Poland), The Normans, Peter Hepworth, Richard Haugh, Josh Lock, Blue Kubricks, David Freeland, Mole, Deben Collective, Aartwork and more.

Noise of Art is teaming up with Ipswich Borough Council to launch a series of annual Music and Art festival weekends in the beautiful surroundings of Holywells Park.



Headlining the first event will be Danny Rampling, the internationally renown DJ who kick-started the acid house explosion in London with his seminal nightclub Shoom.

As a leading light of the original Balearic and acid house scene, Danny was amongst a clutch of DJs that recognised the unique cross over potential of the Woodentops, the first band to be respected by both the dance and indie guitar scenes.

The Woodentops headlined Glastonbury and paved the way for bands such as the Happy Mondays and Primal Scream. Despite this shared history, this will be the first time Danny Rampling and the Woodentops have appeared on the same bill.

Diesel, half of Skint signed act Xpress 2 and former member of the Ballistic Brothers, has been responsible for underground classics on labels such as Junior Boys Own, as well as chart topping hits, such as Lazy – featuring Talking Heads singer David Byrne.

White Noise were responsible for the UK’s first electronic LP, An Electric Storm. Their members also helped introduce electronic music to such late Sixties icons as Paul McCartney, John Lennon and David Bowie via their shows at Arts Lab, while their members were also behind the seminal early electronic theme tune for Dr Who.

Amongst the other acts announced in the first wave are several rising local acts. The Normans are a new Suffolk based afrobeat /acid jazz band, Peter Hepworth is a bubbling under singer songwriter, Aartwerk combine traditional sea-folk music with cutting edge electronica, The Deben Collective play unique, improvised electronic jazz funk, Richard Haugh hosts BBC Introducing in Suffolk, David Freeland is a respected rare groove DJ, and Non Such DJs are Ipswich’s foremost Soul DJ tag team.

As well as curating the event, London and Suffolk based Noise fort founder, Ben Osborne will be DJing, playing a trademark eclectic set that Time Out magazine has described as encompassing everything from ‘shimmering electronic delights” to “dance floor bombs”.

The event will also host techno DJ Rodrigezz jetting in from Poland.

The event is being programmed by Noise of Art, which in the past has worked with such leading institutions and festivals as Latitude, Tate Britain, the Southbank Centre (Royal Festival Hall), Big Chill Festival, The Great Escape, Convergence Festival, National Portrait Gallery and British Film Institute,  as well as international acts such as Coldcut, Laurent Garnier, Booka Shade, Groove Armada, The Beatles , Andrew Weatherall, Phil Hartnoll (Orbital), Andy Barlow (Lamb) and many more. Noise of Art also launched Woodbridge Art and Music Event in Suffolk.

The event takes place in Holywell’s Park and Pump and Grind.

Holywells Park is a natural site for the festival. It received a grant of £2.8 million in 2012 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund, to restore the Park’s heritage and improve its facilities to attract  a wider audience to the Park.

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Convergence Festival presents Noise of Art’s comfortably spun

by noise of art on Mar.03, 2016, under Events

Comfortably spun – an audio visual installation By Ben Osborne (Noise of Art) and CAVALCANTI
Noon – until 7pm
Saturday 12 to Sunday 20 March 2015
With LIVE CLUB night on Friday 18 March 7pm-2am
Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DT


For this collaboration, between textile designer CAVALCANTI and electronic music and art outfit Noise of Art, Ben Osborne uses a textile factory in Portugal as an instrument, creating electronic music out of the sounds of looms and tufting machines making CAVALCANTI’s specifically designed rugs. The design of the textiles are then also translated into digital signals and patched through synths, to create other-worldly melodies and baselines.

‘Comfortably Spun’ turns the weaving and tufting techniques used in the textile industry into music.

The sounds and rhythms of the looms and tufting tools have been recorded and arranged into contemporary electronic tracks, using techniques from early electronic ‘tape” music. To complete the creative loop, the designs of the rugs have been digitally mapped into synthesiser patterns, adding melody to the rhythms of the factory.

On Friday 18 March the AV installation will be joined by live sets from White Noise – the band behind the UK’s first electronic LP in 1969, live electronic improvisors, The Deben Collectove and DJ sets from Horton Jupiter and Ben Osborne.

“When it comes to mega multimedia events, Ben Osborne and his collective, Noise of Art, are all over it.” (Time Out London).

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Convergence presents Noise of Art’s Lab/ Comfortably Spun at Red Gallery Friday 18 March

by noise of art on Feb.29, 2016, under Events

white_noiseLive club night with DJs, live electronic music and art installation with
White Noise -  Live
Deben Collective – Live
Ben Osborne – DJ Set
Horton Jupiter – DJ Set
Comfortably Spun -  AV Installation by CAVALCANTI & Ben Osborne

7pm - 2am, £5
Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DT

On Friday 18 March Comfortably Spun, Noise of Art’s audio visual installation at Convergence festival, will be joined by a live club night celebrating the legacy of the late Sixties Arts Lab club night.

Arts Lab was one of the first clubs in London to bring art installations, film, technology and experimental music into the same space. One regular who modelled his career on Arts Club’s cross platform art message was David Bowie, who was so influenced by the club that, after the central London venue closed, he started his own Arts Lab in the suburbs.

Tonight’s show features a rare live set by White Noise (pictured), the band behind the UK’s first electronic LP. More importantly for tonight’s show, they were also the band that first took electronic music into Arts Lab – using their otherworldly, futurist vision of music to soundtrack early experiments with pop video. White Noise’s appearance tonight connects today’s experiments in multi media with its London origins at Arts Lab.

Joining White Noise  are The Deben Collective, a live, experimental electronic outift formed by Jan Pulsford, whose credits include works with Cindi Lauper, The Thompson Twins and Nile Rodgers.

On the decs, throwing down a mix of twisted disco and cosmic house, will be Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne and Horton Jupiter, former frontman of krautrockers They Came From The Stars I Saw Them.

The night will also feature Comfortably Spun, an art installation by Ben Osborne and CAVALCANTI, which uses a textile factory in Portugal as an instrument.

There’s more on the Comfortably Spun installation here

“Harbingers of a future where sampling and sound manipulation would become the pop norm.” (Quietus on the legacy of White Noise).

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Prague’s Move Festival presents Boris Carloff (Prague) and Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne

by noise of art on Feb.19, 2016, under Events

boris_carloff_ben_osborneBoris Carloff (Prague) joins Ben Osborne (London) at Pump and Grind on Friday 19 February and The Social on Saturday 20 February.

Prague’s Move Festival is proud to introduce Czech Grammy winner and electronic trailblazer Boris Carloff to the UK for his first live gigs here. Boris will be joined by UK DJ, Noise of Art founder, Ben Osborne.

A well known figure on Prague’s music scene, Boris Carloff has already gained suport and radio play from tastemakers such as Giles Peterson in the UK.

A producer, composer, engineer and musician, his unique musical style combines classical music and indie rock with an electronic music template.

Carloff released his second solo album Morphosis on February 16th, 2015, exactly two years after the release date of his debut LP The Escapist, which won two Czech Grammy and the Czech Mercury music award. The LP featured Doug Yowell (drummer for Lana Del Ray and Suzanne Vega) and singer Ghetto Priest (Asian Dub Foundation, Massive Attack).

Morphosis is a sophisticated blend of electronic and indie sounds. Carloff recorded the album in the Icelandic studio of producer Bardi Johansson, who added an Icelandic feel to Bori’s’ sound.

Boris’s live gigs are renown for being mesmerizing. His high-octane dance beats are augmented by live instruments and visuals. His vocal style is capable of being emotional and fragile, while at the same time sounding uplifting and energetic. He is joined on stage by keyboardist Jan Andr and Terezie Kovalova on violoncello.

Boris Carloff will be introduced for the first time in UK, at new venue Pump and Grind in Ipswich on 19 February and at legendary London venue, The Social on 20 February.

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