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

by 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 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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