Noise of Art

About

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

“The travelling festival of electronic music, visuals, and strong links with the Berlin scene… has previously appeared at The Tate, ICA, and the De La Warr Pavilion; flattering credentials indeed”
The Skinny – Edinburgh

Latitude 2010

Formed in 2005 and launched in 2006 with a week of music and art events at The Tate, BFI Southbank, The Social and Bar Music Hall, Noise of Art is an independent collective that celebrates the convergence of music and art brought about by the digital age.

Our projects involve leading electronic musicians and artists, including: Booka Shade, Laurent Garnier, I:Cube, Coldcut, Danny Rampling, Daniel Avery, Phil Hartnoll / Orbital, Jack de Marseille, Severino, Sebastian (Ed Banger), Mental Overdrive, Vector Lovers, Radiophonic Workshop, White Noise, Blatta and Inesha, Gaggle, We Have Band, Tom Findlay / Groove Armada, Product 01, Spektrum, Cagedbaby/ Thomas Gandey, Martyn Ware / Heaven 17, Willams, Jim Stanton /Horse Meat Disco, Sebastian Tellier, Aluna Francis / Aluna George, My Toys Like Me, DJ Mehdi, A Human, Noblesse Oblige, Man Like Me, Justin Robertson, Ashley Beedle, Diesel, Les Hommes Du Train, Si Begg, Chris Coco, Mark Moore, Faze Action, Serge Santiago (Waze & Odyssey), A Man Called Adam, Orka, The Emporer Machine, Kavinsky, Scottee, Autokratz, Fil Ok, Eccentronic Research Council, Juan Mclean, Nathan Fake, Krazy Baldhead, Fred Deakin / Lemon jelly, HK 119, Uffie, Budem, DJ T, Thomas Schumacher, DJ Feadz, Black Devil Disco Club, Jean Jacques Birgé, Bernard Sjazner, Overlap, A1 People, Unabombers, Simon Rigg, Kafka, Crazy Girl, Namke Communications, Troubleshooter, The 9000, Fujiya Miyagi, Wil Dutta, Juice, Jason  Singh and NOA founder Ben Osborne.

Our events have been staged at prestigious and unusual venues such as The Tate, BFI, The Roundhouse, Latitude Festival, Big Chill Festival, The Great Escape, Ether Festival, Royal Festival Hall, Brighton Festival, the Dome, Southbank Centre, The National Film Theatre, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Glasgow Art School, Institute Francais, Social Club Paris and in numerous night clubs.

In collaboration with the archive and distribution departments of the BFI, Noise of Art has put new music to a range of early European cinema, including the works of Dupont, Mitchell & Kenyon, Inferno (a recently re-discovered Italian pioneering silent film) and Rough Sea At Dover – the earliest ever shot British film. We have worked with established figures, such as actors Maxine Peake and Nathaniel Parker, writer David Pinner (The Ritual/ Wicker Man), and pioneering theatre designer Ralph Koltai CBE, while on the other end of the spectrum we’ve also pioneered work by up-and-coming contemporary Britisth, French and German visual artists, film makers, contemporary dancers, textile designers and other artistic disciplines.

Noise of Art’s clients and co-producers include: Apple Records/ The Beatles, EMI, British Film Institute, The Tate, National Maritime Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Glasgow Art School and multi venue events in Edinburgh, British Embassy China, Latitude Festival, Big Chill Festival, the Great Escape Festival, Brighton Festival, Abu Dahbi & Dubai Arts Fair, Institute Francais, Village Underground, Red Gallery, Lo Recordings, MaMA Festival Paris, Moulin Rouge, The Social Club Paris, Point Ephemere, Move Festival (Prague), Chateau Perché, Berlin Music Week and the ICA.

We have worked with a wide variety of fine artsists, painters, sculptors and photographers including Gavin Turk, Stella Vine, Russell Herron, Miss Led, Gareth Bayliss, Schwange, Mark Scott Wood, Overlap, YOUR MUM, Paul Kindersley, Edwina McEachran, Gemma Land, Andrew Hatfield, Matt Gee, Monique Jivram, Claudia Forsbrey, Francesca Denega, Corinna Spencer, Mark Mothersbaugh (of Devo), Michael Denton, Andy Leuenberger, Tekyes, Funk Cutter, PRICK Image, Olivier Degorce, Edouard Hartigan, Johann Bouché Pillon, Strap-on and MOTH, amongst many others.

For bookings please contact: info@noiseofart.org

Some Noise of Art events and highlights

2003-2005

Development of Noise of Art with partners and pre-launch event venues inc. BFI, Tate, De La Warr Pavilion, National Theatre.

2006

– Launch week at BFI Southbank and The Tate and various clubs across London

– Institute of Contemporary Art, London

– Latitude Festival ,  programmed and performed three nights at Film and Music Arena

– Komedia, Brighton

– De La Warr Pavilion

– Corn Exchange and Bongo Club Edinburgh

– Various club events

2007

– Big Chill Festival

– The Great Escape

– The Caves, Edinburgh

– Glasgow Art School, Glasgow

– Institute Francais

– Frozen Festival Pomladi, Slovenia, music and projections in Cetrtek science institute

2008

–  BFI Southbank

– The Roundhouse studio Sessions

– The Caves Edinburgh

– Release of Picadilly nights with BFI

– Institute Francais

2009

– Queen Elizabeth Hall

– The Social Club, Paris

– Brighton Dome

– Latitude Festival film and music arena

– Big Chill Festival

– Sketch New Year’s Eve

2010

– Big Chill Festival

– Latitude Festival – film and music arena and enchanted forest

– National Portrait Gallery – first whole venue event at gallery

– Sketch – New Year Eve event

– Victoria and Albert Museum

2011

– Spot Festival Denmark

– Latitude Festival

– Southbank – Virgin Media Awards Show

– Tate Britain

– Village Underground

– Battersea Park – art and music picnic

– National Maritime Museum – first music and art late opening

– Sketch New Years’ Eve

2012

– National Portrait Gallery

– Village Underground

– UK Now festival – Beijing

– BFI Southbank – The Beatles Magical Msytery Tour official launch show w/ Paul McCartney

– Latitude Festival – film and music arean and Pandora’s Playground

– Hackney Picture House

– Dubai Art Show & Abu Dhabi

– The Roundhouse

– Battersea Park – Art & Music Picnic

– Red Gallery

2013

– Village Underground with Maxine Peake

– Switch Fringe Festival

– BFI Southbank

– SS Stubnitz

– Latitude Festival – film and music arena with Nathaniel Parker

– Elefest Festival – London

– Louder Than Words Festival – Manchester

– The End Festival, London

2014

– National Portrait Gallery, London

– Convergence Festilval, Village underground, London

– Red Gallery, London

– WAME Festival

2015

– Convergence Festival – Village Underground/ Institute Francais

– Latitude Festival –  with Tate at Music and Film Arena

– WAME

– Porto, Portugal

– London Design Week, London

2016

– Convergence Festival, London

– Red Gallery, London

– Hollywell’s Park , Ipswich

– Chateau Perché Festival, France

– WAME Festival

2017

– Convergence Festival, London

– Jazz Cafe, London

– Red Gallery, London

– Chateau Perché Festival, France

– Le Communion, Paris

– MaMA Festival, Paris

– Moulin Rpuge, Paris

– Hotel Très Particlier, Paris

– FGO Barbara, Paris

2018

– The Cross Club, Prague, Czech Republic

– Chateau Perché Festival, France

– National Portrait Gallery, UK

– Jack in The Box Festival, Marseille France (tbc)

Noise of Art is grateful to the following for supporting our activities:

Arts Council England, The Tate, British Film Institute, British Council, European Union Cultural Programme, PRS Foundation for Music, Latitude Festival, Apple Records/ The Beatles, EMI, Royal Festival Hall/ Southbank Centre, Ether Festival, Convergence Festival, Big Chill, Brighton Festival, Move Festival Praha, Frozen Festival Slovenia, Institute Francais, MaMA Festival Paris, Techno Parade Paris, French Music Bureau, National Portrait Gallery, Spot Festival, Denmark, Social Club Paris, V&A, Glasgow Art School, ICA, Roundhouse, Picture House, Elefest, The End Festival, National Maritime Museum, BT, Louder Than Words, Red Gallery, Sketch, De La Warr Pavilion, The Great Escape

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Our events take many forms, from sit down gigs to hands in the air affairs. Or often both at the same time. Above is a clip from a Noise of Art club night: