Throughout April Noise of Art will celebrate of 100 years since Luigi Russolo played his debut concert using his prototype synthesisers. The month of events will culminate with special performance by leading live German electronic act, Booka Shade, at The Convergence Festival, Village Underground, on Friday 25 April.
April marks 100 years since the first electronic music concert in April 1914. Noise of Art is celebrating the occasion with a month of events and the 2014 London debut of Booka Shade’s new live set. The Berlin based electronic act are playing the flagship night of Noise of Art’s centenary events, acknowledging Germany’s role in the history of electronic music. Their new show is based on Booka Shade’s critically praised fifth album, Eve – itself recorded using vintage synthesisers.
With more acts to be announced, the events mark 100 years since Luigi Russolo, author of “Manifesto For An Art of Noises”, unveiled his prototype synthesisers in April 1914.
“Stratospherically successful production duo… making immaculate, tactile house music.” (NME)
“Booka Shade’s fixation with lighting up the brain’s pleasure circuits is… irresistible” (The Guardian)
Alongside Slipped Disco at Big Chill House this Friday, Liquorish on Saturday 22 February and Concrete Bar, Southbank on Friday 28 February, Noise Art is busy preparing events celebrating 100 Years since Luigi Russolo first played his prototype synthesisers in 1914.
The first details will be announced soon, but in the meantime Ben Osborne and Slipped Disco slide into Big Chill House (257-259 Pentonville Road King’s Cross London N1 9N. Free Entry. 7pm – 3 am) on Friday 7 February for a night of all things dance floor. “This pleases us very much indeed, primarily because of the anything-goes music policy that sees anything from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite do the rounds.” (Time Out)
Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne will be DJing Hammersmith’s finest gastro pub and garden for a bijou NYE 2014 party on Tuesday 31 December.
Early bird and all other tickets will be available (CLICK) HERE and from the bar at:
The Hog, 227 King Street, London W69JT
Tel 020 8748 3391
New Year’s Eve
7pm – 2.00 am
London electronic music and art collective, Noise of Art, continues its celebration of 100 years of electronic music with a weekend of festival events in Manchester and London on 15 and 16 November, as well as a DJ sets in the Hayward Gallery Bar on Friday 22 November from 9pm-1am.
The inaugural Louder Than Words cross platform music and word festival launches in Manchester on Friday 15 November. The event will see Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne, spin a club based set inspired by the on-going celebration of a century of electronic music. Based on the 100th anniversary of the publication of Luigi Russolo’s ‘Manifesto For An Art of Noises’, the DJ set will use excerpts from the original pamphlet and recordings of Russolo’s own proto-type synthesisers. Hosted by John Robb, the festival features panels, discussions and such icons as Jah Wobble, Alan McGee, Hugh Cornwall (The Stanglers), Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) and Wilko Johnson. The panel on club music features Simon Morrison, Jonty Skrufff, Luke Bainbridge, Martin James and Ben Osborne.
On Saturday 16 November Noise of Art will be joining independent music promoters The Local to play the closing club night of their annual North London music festival, The End.
Held in venues around London’s Crouch End on 15-16 November the festival honours both Crouch End’s considerable pool of local music talent and international touring acts.
In keeping with this ethos, Noise of Art has invited Crouch End’s very own electronic pioneer, Si Begg, to spin alongside DJ Ben Osborne.
Long running dance magazine Mixmag recently summed up Si Begg’s contribution to electronic music: “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.”
The night, on Friday 18 October, will see Chris Airplays join Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne on the decks, mixing film scores into the usual blend of all things dance floor, while free copies of the magazine, fresh off the press, will be distributed to the crowd.
Meanwhile details of the next Noise of Art events in Manchester, The End Festival, Big Chill Bar and National Portrait Gallery will be announced very soon.
Slipped Disco presents So Film Launch Party, Concrete, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London SE1
In the run up to Noise of Art’s headline slot at the long running Elefest music, film and art festival in London, we’ve teamed up with Elefest and Studio Canal to give away a copy of the DVD of the soon to be released ‘Final Cut” of the 1973 film – overseen by director Robin Hardy.
Noise of Art’s night has been given a Time Out Critics Choice (CLICK HERE) and features acclaimed actor Nathaniel Parker performing passages from Ritual (David Pinner’s book that inspired the film), over music from Coldcut, Justin Robertson and Ben Osborne, plus dance and visuals sequences from The People Pile and Overlap and silent cinema.
Other events include the ultimate foodie Stockmrkt night market, Don Letts Djing to classic film The Harder They Come, an underground mural tour with artist David Bratby, and evening BBQ with G-Bop, UK Skate film festival with Reeps One, London to Brighton screening with Johnny Harris and a closing night party with live music and club night with Smoke Fairies.
The event take place on Friday 4 October at Hotel Elephant Warehouse and Cinema 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Continuing Noise of Art’s celebration of 100 years of electronic music, we are bringing our psychedelic influenced electrofest, Wicker Man Disco Inferno, to Elefest.
Noise of Art’s Wicker Man Disco Inferno features Justin Robertson (Deadstock 33s), Matt Black (Coldcut), Ben Osborne (Noise of Art), The People Pile and Overlap, with very special guest, the star of stage and screen, Nathaniel Parker (Inspector Lynley, Merlin, The Audience) on voice.
The event will be taking place at a specially created pop up cinema and warehouse space, The Elefest Hotel,77-85 Newington Causeway London SE1 6BD, as part of the weekend long Elefest urban festival, taking place in and around Elephant and Castle you can buy tickets HERE NOW for £5 or £10. Snap ‘em up.
The show features electronic music, film, contemporary dancers and spoken word. It went down a storm at Latitude. Click on the image above to see the teaser trailer.
“Launched in 2005 to bring together electronic music, film and art in interesting ways, [Noise of Art] have staged events at nightclubs, galleries, cinemas and festivals around Europe. Last year that included a massive event around The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ film… and this year they’ve stepped things up yet again with a series of events to mark the 100th anniversary of electronic music.” (CMU)
“Staging music events at unusual venues including The Tate, BFI, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, The National Film Theatre and Glasgow Art School, these ambitious cross-platform projects have involved leading electronic musicians and artists.” (M Magazine)
“Marshalled by London Collective Noise of Art, some of the UK’s contemporary innovators are gathering… stick around for sets from legendary underground DJs.” Time Out Music Section Preview
With Noise of Art’s autumnal events at urban festivals about to be announced, the Summer nights might be drawing in, but the festivals are still bubbling away. In the meantime there’s forthcoming Slipped Disco events at Big Chill House (Friday 13 September), Concrete at Hayward Gallery, Southbank (Friday 20 September), and East Coast Diner (Friday 27 September). But more information coming soon…
Noise of Art’s electronic music and cross platform art event, Wicker Man Disco Inferno, was inspired the 1973 film (Wicker Man) and the book that inspired the film (Ritual – click here for info).
We worked with the book’s author, David Pinner, creating a music and spoken word sound track, spoken live by Nathaniel Parker (best known for playing Inspector Lynley in the Inspector Lynley Mysteries TV series, as well as for playing Gordon Brown opposite Helen Mirren in The Audience).
Alongside this new music by Groove Armada and Ben Osborne, played by seminal electronic musician Si Begg and DJ Ben Osborne, was joined by cross platform art performances and artworks by Overlap, The People Pile, Mark Scott Wood and the Noise of Art performers – including wearable art pieces based on Luigi Russolo’s intonorumori.
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Following fabulously fun and innovative shows at BFI and Latitude, including Nathaniel Parker ducking out of Royal Shakespeare Company rehearsals to do live vocals, we’re jumping into the holiday season with a new Club launch by our sister outlet Slipped Disco – more details below.
Thank you to everyone who came along to the first three of Noise of Art’s 100 Years of Electronic music celebrations at Latitude, British Film Institute Southbank and Village Underground. And special thanks to Nathaniel Parker, Si Begg, Coldcut, Mental Overdrive, Frost, Slow and all the performers and artists taking part in the 100 year project so far. Nat Parker was a revelation on vocals. There’s much more to come. Our gratitude also to David Pinner, author of Ritual, the book that inspired Wicker Man, who selected passages for the show.
More “100 Years of Electronic Music” shows to come soon, but in the meantime there’s some info on this month’s sister events here. August dates include Buffalo (3 August), The Angel (10), ECD (19) Big Chill Bar (23) Bar Concrete at Hayward Gallery (30)).
Above is the first snap from our Wicker Man Disco Inferno show at Latitude 2013.