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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

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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

http://convergence-london.com/sessions/noise-of-art-presents-comfortably-spun

“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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Slipped Disco Opens Noise of Art’s 10th anniversary year at Big Chill Bar

by noise of art on Jan.05, 2016, under Events

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Saturday 16 January
Slipped Disco presents Ben Osborne (Noise of Art’s Tenth Anniversary year launch knees-up)
The Big Chill Bar,
Dray Walk (off Brick Lane),
London, E1 6QL
9pm- 1am
Free Entry

Having launched into their tenth year by turning a council housing block in Brixton into a day-glo night club on New Year’s Eve, Ben Osborne returns to his long running residency at the Big Chill Bar to kick -start Noise of Art’s tenth anniversary year (2006-2016) with an intimate party, at his long running Slipped Disco night.

Noise of Art events involve collaborations between musicians and a variety of different art forms. This years’ NYE event at Brixton Bloc involved a collaboration with street artists Neonita and Solo One, who turned disused council apartments into a neon post- apocalyptic world. Other 2015 projects saw Ben Osborne and CAVALCANTI re-purpose a textile factory to make music for an installation at London Design Week, as well as collaborations with the Tate at Latitude Festival and an exploration of reverb and architecture with Andrew Weatherall at Convergence Festival.

Other recent projects have involved film, a troop of 40 contemporary dancers, performances by TV and film actors, visual artists, sculptors and other artistic disciplines.

Tonight’s DJ set is a much more down-to-earth and intimate affair, but expect announcements about forthcoming anniversary events to appear via www.noiseofart.org… and also a bit of a party.

Noise of Art’s association with Big Chill goes back to early shows at the Big Chill festival, as well as shows at Big Chill House and Bar – and a series of formative club nights at, the then sister venue, Cargo, before Noise of Art was launched.

For those with time to kill, here’s a bit more about Noise of Art’s first ten year (Tenth Anniversary 2006-2016)…

Formed in 2005 and launched in 2006, Noise of Art is a pioneering electronic music and cross platform arts collective. It has worked with and performed at Apple Corps/ EMI, for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour DVD launch on London’s Southbank, Latitude Festival, BFI Southbank, The Queen Elizabeth Hall (whole venue show), Southbank Centre, National Portrait Gallery (whole venue shows), National Maritime Museum, Tate Britain (including the Tate’s first whole venue show), Convergence Festival, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London Design Week, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh Caves, Glasgow Arts School, Bongo Club, Brighton Dome, Brighton Festival, De La Warr Pavilion, Abu Dhabi Arts Fair, UK Now Festival, Beijing, Institute Francais, Social Club Paris, Point Ephemere, Paris, Chateau Du Pompiers, Canal St Matin, and many more clubs and international music venues. In 2009 Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne was given a PRS Foundation for Music New Music Plus Award for his work with electronic music and cross platform art.

Acts involved include: Booka Shade, Laurent Garnier, The Beatles (official events for The Magical Mystery Tour at BFI Southbank) Coldcut, Andrew Weatherall, Daniel Avery, Phil Hartnoll (Orbital), Tom Findlay (Groove Armada), Danny Rampling, Severino (Horse Meat Disco), Sebastian (Ed Banger), Mental Overdrive, Vector Lovers, Blatta and Inesha, Gaggle, We Have Band, Jim Stanton (Horse Meat Disco), Sebastian Tellier, Aluna Francis (Aluna George), White Noise, Polar Bear, Acid Washed, DJ Mehdi, Man Like Me, Justin Robertson, Ashley Beedle, Diesel (Xpress ), Si Begg, Mark Moore, Faze Action, Serge Santiago (Waze & Odyssey), Kavinsky, Scottee, Fil Ok, Eccentronic Research Council (ft. Maxine Peake), Nathan Fake,  Fred Deakin / Lemon jelly, HK 119, Uffie, DJ T, Thomas Schumacher, DJ Feadz, and many more.

Some press comments:
“When it comes to mega multimedia events, Ben Osborne and his collective, Noise of Art, are all over it.” (Time Out London)
“One of Britain’s most innovative art and music collectives” (Al Arab).
“Bound to free the crowd from any torpor.” (The Guardian).

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NYE World Turned Day-Glo – New Psychedelia’s Eve in Brixton

by noise of art on Dec.23, 2015, under Events

Advance Tickets Here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-years-eve-the-world-turned-day-glo-tickets-20058362101

Brixton Bloc, 143 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TP.

3pm-late £5 in advance

Ben Osborne – Noise of Art
Martin Lefteri – Contact
Paul mcgann – Contact
szymek lawik – Contact
kuba wronski – Contact
David Agrella, Dance Off
More to be announced

Featuring the launch of Neon World – A hidden, subterranean dayglo land.

Continuing Noise of Art’s celebration of psychedelic art, Brixton Bloc, the pop up art and music venue, launches into 016 by opening-up some of the hidden corridors that are normally tucked beyond it’s unique courtyard setting.

Opening tonight for the first time, the new areas have been converted by local artists into street art galleries and installation spaces, offering both an artistic experience and a party space.

Providing the musical treats are Noise of Art front man Ben Osborne, who Time Out London describes as dropping both ‘shimmering electronic delights” and “dance-floor bombs”. Joining him are South London posse Contact, who come stacked with extraterrestrial groove. While Italian house and disco don, David Agrella, of Dance Off, will be laying down the italo.

It’s also a safe bet for those who find it difficult to chose where to go on this notoriously overloaded night. Brixton Bloc’s NYE makes it easy, by opening its doors mid afternoon, giving plenty of time to anyone who wants to squeeze in more than one event.

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Carnival of Colours 27 November – 31 December, Brixton

by noise of art on Nov.27, 2015, under Events

brixton bloc facebook bannerA month of proto-psychedelic events featuring music, performance, light art, installations and a Christmas market.
Acts include:
Danny Rampling, The Woodentops, Justin Robertson, White Noise, Severino, Jim Stanton, Ben Osborne, Deben Collective, Super Hero Jam, David Agrella (Dance Off), Boris Karloff (Czech Republic) London live debut, and many more to be announced.
Brixton Bloc, 143 Stockwell Road, London London SW9 9TP

Noise of Art and Brixton Bloc are launching “Carnival of Colours”, a series of pop-up music and art festive events in the heart of Brixton. Drawing inspiration from the light art, musical experimentation and avant-garde dance and theatre that pre-figured psychedelia in 1966, the events are named after the Beatles first fully electronic song, Carnival of Colour (which was only ever performed once, at London’s first electronic music festival at the Roundhouse). The events will include live music, sound pieces, DJ sets, projected art, installations, street art, pop up restaurants and street food stalls, and a Christmas market.

Acts playing during the month include London’s original Acid House hero and DJ behind Legendary Shoom nightclub, Danny Rampling,  electronic band White Noise (who released the UK’s first fully electronic LP in 1969), Horse Meat Disco’s cosmic disco don, DJ Severino and Jim Stanton, original Balearic darlings and Glastonbury headliners, The Woodentops, Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne, Czech electronic trailblazer Boris Karloff (debut London live gig), The Deben Collective and many more to be announced.

White Noise, the act behind the UK’s first electronic music LP, 1969’s An Electric Storm, play a rare live performance on Friday 4th December, and a special celebration of Acid House and psychedelia (called the Acid Test Weekender in honour of San Francisco’s original immersive events in 1966) being held 10-14 December and a festive closing party on 19 December. Finally Noise of Art’s New psychedelia’s Eve event brings in the new year on 31 December.

Brixton Bloc is a pop up cultural space in a disused social housing block on Stockwell Road (behind Brixton Academy). London based music and cross platform art collective, Noise of Art, is teaming up with Brixton Bloc and other London promoters, collaborators, bands and artists, to present a series of alternative festive live music, DJ and club nights. The nights lead up to New Year’s Eve, when Noise Art will launch it’s 10th Anniversary year with a celebration of the birth of psychedelia. Full line-up and details of other collaborators to be announced soon.
Carnival of Colours Dates at a glance

Friday 27th November – Severino, Ben Osborne, Deben Collective<
Saturday 28th November - Rumbos (live Latin American psychedelic band).

Thursday 3 December  - David Agrella (Dance Off) and Ben Osborne

Friday 4th December  - White Noise (Live), Ben Osborne

Saturday 5 December - Ben Osborne and Rumbos

Acid Test Weekender<
Thursday 10  December -  Jim Stanton & Ben Osborne - Cosmic Disco sets
Friday 11th December - Justin Robertson spins a vinyl only Acid House set and Ben Osborne
Saturday 12 December - Danny Rampling/ The Woodentops/ Ben Osborne/ Guests

Thursday 17 December - Ben Osborne and guests
Fr 18th December, Boris Karloff (Czech Republic) London live debut
Saturday 19 December Christmas party - acts to be announced

31 December
New Psychedlia’s Eve

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Noise of Art launches Carnival of Colours at Brixton Bloc, London on 12th November.

by noise of art on Oct.31, 2015, under Events

Noise of Art is launching into it’s tenth anniversary year with a month of proto-psychedelic happenings at Brixton Bloc throughout December, including an Acid Test Weekender and New Psychedelia’s Eve on 31st December.

To kick things off, there’s a special one-off on Thursday 12 November – details below.

Carnival of Colours Press & Launch Party

Justin Robertson and the Deadstock 33s, Ben Osborne (Noise of Art) and LIVE Superhero Jam

Brixton Bloc, 143 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TP., 5:30pm-11pm

Noise of Art and Brixton Bloc are launching a series of pop-up music and art events in the heart of Brixton. Drawing inspiration from the light art, musical experimentation and avant-garde dance and theatre that pre-figured psychedelia in 1966, the events are named after the Beatles first fully electronic song, Carnival of Colour (which was only ever performed once, at London’s first electronic music festival at the Roundhouse).

The events will include live music, sound pieces, DJ sets, projected art, installations, street art, pop up restaurants and street food stalls, and a Christmas market.

Acts playing during the month include London’s original Acid House hero and DJ behind Legendary Shoom nightclub, Danny Rampling,  electronic band White Noise (who released the UK’s first fully electronic LP in 1969), Horse Meat Disco’s cosmic disco don, DJ Severino, original Balearic darlings and Glastonbury headliners, The Woodentops, Czech electronic trailblazer Boris Karloff (debut London live gig), The Deben Collective and many more to be announced.

After a free launch event on Thursday 12 November, events proper begin on 27 November and continue throughout December, with a festive closing party on 19 December followed by Noise of Art’s New psychedelia’s Eve event on 31 December.

Brixton Bloc is a pop up cultural space in a disused social housing block on Stockwell Road (behind Brixton Academy). London based music and cross platform art collective, Noise of Art, is teaming up with Brixton Bloc and other London promoters, collaborators, bands and artists, to present a series of alternative festive live music, DJ and club nights. The nights lead up to New Year’s Eve, when Noise Art will launch it’s 10th Anniversary year with a celebration of the birth of psychedelia. Full line-up and details of other collaborators to be announced soon.

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CAVALCANTI and Noise of Art launch collaboration at Design Junction, during London Design Week, 24-27 September 2015

by noise of art on Sep.21, 2015, under Events

ben_osborne_rug_recordingTextile designers CAVALCANTI are collaborating with Noise Of Art to create ‘Comfortably Spun’, a textile and sound installation in Central St Martens ‘College’ Building, as part of London Design Week.

CAVALCANTI will be showcasing five exclusively designed rugs displayed alongside a specially produced soundscape created from the noises of the production process.

Comfortably Spun

‘Comfortably Spun’ is a celebration of the weaving and tufting techniques used in the production of CAVALCANTI rugs. The sounds and rhythms of the looms and tufting tools on the factory floor have been recorded and turned into music, while they also inform the creative process behind the rug designs. To complete the creative loop, the designs of the rugs have also been digitally mapped into the music, adding an otherworldly melody to the rhythms of the factory sounds.

The project is inspired by the visions of Luigi Russolo, the Futurist author of A Manifesto for An Art of Noise, who in 1913 envisaged people in the future finding pleasure in the sounds and rhythms of the factory. Russolo was writing in a newly industrialised world of mechanical noise. Today we live in a digital age where production is increasingly noiseless. Textiles is, perhaps, one industry where the sound and noise of production has been less changed by digitisation.

CAVALCANTI’s new collection showcases vivid colours and geometric shapes designed in direct response to the traditional processes in which they are made. With an emphasis on the sounds of production, these rugs depict an abstract visualisation of sound bites collected from the traditional machinery used to make them.

By using both the sounds of the factory floor and notation derived from the geometric designs of the rugs, Ben Osborne links every part of the creative process behind the traditional techniques in which the rugs are made.

CAVALCANTI specialises in the development and production of bespoke hand-made rugs, with a commitment to outstanding standards of design and craftsmanship. All CAVALCANTI rugs are made in Portugal, designed in London, with a new showroom opening in Peckham soon. cavalcanti.co.uk

DesignJunction will be taking place 24-27 September 2015. Find CAVALCANTI and Noise of Art on the corridor on Level 2 of the College Building. The College, 12-42 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AP.

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Ben Osborne (Noise of Art) joins Tate at Latitude for 10th year

by noise of art on Jul.10, 2015, under Events

Ben Osborne and Si Begg at Latitude

Ben Osborne and Si Begg at Latitude

Latitude and Tate presents
Surrealist Minecraftathon Club Night

With
Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)
Beatrice Dillon (Trilogy Tapes, NTS Radio)
Toby Kidd (Are We Here? Thin Man Records)
Thursday 16 July Film & Music Tent, Latitude, Henham Park, Suffolk.

Marking ten years since Noise of Art launched in partnership with the Tate and programmed the first three nights at Latitude’s Music and Film arena, Noise of Art founder DJ Ben Osborne returns to play the opening night of Latitude 2015.

The night, part of Latitude’s ten year celebrations, has been commissioned by the Tate and will seethe Music and Film arena transformed into a clash between a real festival and a virtual club night (created using Mindecraft).

Animated visuals, created by Minecraft hackers and inspired by the Tate’s surrealist artworks, will include contributions from the crowd, creating  an alternative Latitude’s dreamscape.

Festival goers are invited to contribute at the start of the evening to help create visions in Minecraft, before getting down to electronic beats, as Latitude’s virtual nightclub doppelganger emerges on the screens.

DJs Beatrice Dillon (Trilogy Tapes, NTS Radio) and Toby Kidd (Are We Here? Thin Man Records) will be responding to the music of game culture to start the evening, while DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art) will kick the party off against the backdrop of looping Minecraft dreamscapes from 11pm onwards.

The night is part of Tate Worlds, a collaboration between Tate, thecommonpeople.tv and BlockWorks.

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Saycet (Paris) joins Ben Osborne and guests. And Rocket Girl Night

by noise of art on May.06, 2015, under Events

Friday 15 May and Friday 25 May, details below:

Friday 15 May

Woodbridge Art and Music 2015 presents
Saycet (Live) (Fr)
DJ Ben Osborne (UK)
The Social
5 Little Portland Street,
London W1W 7JD.

“Paris’ Saycet conjures enigmatic, glacial electronic textures as fragile as frost on a badger’s beard, and fit for soundtracking a Nordic noir crime series.” (The Guardian, review of Noise of Art, March 2015)

Having impressed critics at his London debut show at Noise of Art in March, Saycet and band return for the first London event being organised in the run-up to the Woodbridge Art and Music Event 2015.

The free event, being held at the Social on Friday 15 May, will see Pierre Lefeuvre jet in from Paris to join Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne for an early evening session, followed by the Heavenly Jukebox club night.

A multi faceted artist, as well as creating synaps tickling electronic music, Lefeuvre, is the sound designer for the Pompidou Centre in Paris, often creates music for french national radio station France Culture and shows on Arte, ZDF and the BBC. His music for commercials includes the campaign for Audi TT.

His show tonight will offer a rare chance to see the critically praised live audio visual show in an up close and personal venue. This is part of a series of events and experiences being organised in London and elsewhere by the Woodbridge Art and Music Event, which takes place on the weekend of 8 August in Suffolk.
http://woodbridgeartandmusic.weebly.com

“Pierre Lefuevre is the chief sound designer for the Pompidou Centre in Paris, a man whose every waking hour is dominated by the way we hear things. It’s no surprise, then, to discover that the producer’s own work is a feast for the ears.” (Clash Magazine)

Friday 25 May

Rocket Girl Records is joined Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne for a Friday night of eclectic music. Details here:

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