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.
CAVALCANTI and Noise of Art launch collaboration at Design Junction, during London Design Week, 24-27 September 2015
Textile 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’ 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.
Latitude and Tate presents
Surrealist Minecraftathon Club Night
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.
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)
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.
“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:
Thank you to Mark Beaument and The Guardian for todays review of last night’s launch of the Boom Room at Village Underground. Full Article Here
The 2015 launch events continue this weekend with the launch and first line-up announcements for this year’s Art and Music Event in Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Woodbridge Art and Music Event Launch Weekend,
Saturday 21 March, Club Night at The Riverside
Sunday 22 March, New York Bloc Party at The Table and Soul Food at The Anchor
The Woodbridge Art and Music Event returns on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August 2015, To celebrate the first line-up announcements on 21 March, a weekend of music’s been organised with Horse Meat Disco’s celebrated Italian Disco don Severino joining DJs Ben Osborne and David Freeland.
With the Saturday night’s event featuring more contemporary sounds, the second session will reference New York’s celebrated Sunday scene daytime events. Stand by for a New York style Body and Soul style percussive disco work out – before Severino returns to London to play his regular headline set at Horse Meat Disco later that night.
Starting at 10pm on Saturday and late afternoon New York brunch buffet on Sunday. Attendees will be monist the first people to learn who is playing this year’s event in August and will have special access to tickets.
More details, venue information and ticket prices will be available from http://woodbridgeartandmusic.weebly.com
Noise of Art’s continues its celebration of 100 years of electronic music in November by linking up with leftfield music craftspeople The Local for their Crouch End based festival The End and local electronic pioneer Si Begg.
The festival honours Crouch End’s musical talent and less than obvious international touring acts, so Noise of Art has naturally invited local electronic pioneer Si Begg to spin a straight forward DJ set – which, for anyone that knows Si, is sure to be anything other than straight forward.
This month dance music bible Mixmag said this about Si: “Over nearly two decades, Si Begg has been a pioneer and genre-mangler, having rocked the techno world, turned the breaks scene inside out, pre-empted ‘future garage’ by a decade, torn up dubstep and ambient and been a vital part of Tony Thorpe’s Studio Rockers setup.”
Seems like the right Crouch End local for the 100 years celebration then.
He’ll join Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne on decks.
Friday 30 November
special guest THE REFLEX joins resident DJ BEN OSBORNE
BEDROOM BAR, 62 RIVINGTON ST EC2A
9-3am £5 adv / £7 on the door
Re:Play, the “unique club night” (Time Out) from Noise of Art founder and resident DJ Ben Osborne, invites cheeky disco edit king The Reflex in for a festive shindig.
Yet another talent to hit these shores from Paris, The Reflex has become a fixture of BBC Radio 6 Music, with specialist shows regularly playing his masterful revisions of classic and rare as hen’s teeth tracks.
His productions range from re-workings of disco from the Seventies, through eighties classics and onto rare as gold dust tracks from the Sixties. All of them worked in to effortless dance floor filling stompers. In the hands of The Reflex, even Christmas party playlists get transformed into into cool dancefloor cuts.
Getting the party started and bringing it to a roof rattling end will be host DJ and long standing figure on London’s electronic scene, DJ Ben Osborne. Ben’ll be mixing up the genres and periods with a trademark eclectic set, keeping spotters and dancers on their toes into the wee hours.
“Great concept, with consistently great guests too” (Time Out).
“The British Council is bringing one of Britain’s most innovative art and music collectives to the UAE for the first time when the “Noise of Art” performs at the Abu Dhabi Art Plaza Evening on Friday 9th November.” AME info
Abu Dhabi Art The Facts
The 2012 fair will attract over 20,000 visitors and over 600 art pieces will be featured.
Trees for Cities, the party-minded charity that raises money to plant trees in urban areas around the world, is hosting a party at central London’s most established electronic music haunt, on Saturday 15 September.
The line-up features regular Trees DJs Ben Osborne, head honcho of pioneering music and film outfit Noise of Art, Leftside Wobble, re-edit maestro and recent K7 signing, and David Jenkinson (hermosabeatscartel), a man as familiar with DJing on the beach in Cannes and Miami as he is with dropping tunes for London Trees partygoers. We’re also very excited to have a Trees DJ debut from the force that is Miss C, a Burning Man aficionado and general good-time party lady with an increasingly enviable festival resumé.
All profits from the night go to Trees for Cities and its brilliant tree planting work in urban areas in London and beyond.
The evening follows the Tree-Athlon event earlier that day in London’s Battersea Park. There, an assortment of live bands and performers will join Ben Osborne on the Blue Bus – a vintage 1962 VW bus that Noise of Art used as a ‘Love Buggy’ stage for psychedelic events at this summer’s Latitude Festival.
Also on site supporting the event will be Alex James from Blur, 80s pop star Sinitta, Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins and designer Margot Bowmen, of The Estethica Review.
The Tree-Athlon sees hundreds of runners coming together to run 5K at London’s coolest fundraising event. If you fancy running (and you should), it’s £22 to register. Anyone signing up for the Tree-Athlon gets in free to the party, with a list available at the VW bus.
Register at http://www.treesforcities.org/what-you-can-do/fundraising/tree-athlon
Advance entry at the Social party is a paltry £3 in advance (early doors), or £5 if you’re slow. On the door it’s £3 before 8pm, £5 before 10pm and £7 after. Sound complicated? It isn’t really. It’s cheap.