Thank you everyone who came, performed, saw and heard Noise of Art’s celebrations of 100 years of electronic music in April – celebrating 100 years since Luigi Russolo played his first concert.
“They all referred back to Luigi Russolo, so he was the first…
“Pierre Schaffer referred to Russolo, and then Stockhausen took reference from Pierre Henry – this is the food chain.” Karl Bartos, ex Kraftwerk.
We are very grateful for support from the Arts Council and all the venues. These include The National Portrait Gallery, The British Film Institute, Bar Concrete at Hayward Gallery, Big Chill House, The Social, Red Gallery and The Angel. All the events went well, especially the sell out shows at Village Underground, which were the only ticketed events (the rest were free).
Booka Shade have announced that Fritz Helder, of Azari & III fame, will be joining the Berlin based duo live for the first time tonight.
Fritz, who also recently re-scored ‘All That She Wants’ with Yolanda Be Cool, will be joining the Berlin electronic duo for their collaborative track ‘Love Drug’, taken from Booka Shade’s acclaimed LP, Eve.
The Noise of Art gig, which takes place on Friday 25 April as part of Convergence Festival at Village Underground, is sold out.
Tickets are available for the Booka Shade and Noise of Art curated after show, later that night, with Tom Findlay of Groove Armada DJing, We Have Band playing live and much more. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS. THERE AREN’T MANY LEFT but some will be for sale on the door.
On Saturday 26 April Noise of Art, Convergence, Village Underground and Red Gallery present Future Music Forum at Red Gallery 1-3 Rivington St, London, EC2A 3DT.
When Luigi Russolo described future music 100 years ago he was writing at the dawn of the age of large scale industry – the start of an epoch of noise. Today we are at the dawn of the digital age, where production is becoming increasingly silent. What sounds will shape the future of music?
This is the first session in a series of events discussing the future of music. It follows an afternoon of panels on music and technology at the Barbican and will take place in the Red Gallery’s man room (which bares an uncanny resemblence to a certain legendary Manchester nightclub).
Speakers at Red Gallery include a key note from Martyn Ware (founder of Human League and Heaven 17) in conversation with Luke Bainbridge (author of Acid House: The True Story), Dr Diana Salazar (lecturer in electronic music, City University) on the repurposing of sounds of the past to make music of the future and a discussion on the future of music writing with Professor Martin James (Solent University), James Drury (Festival Awards), Andy Malt (CMU), Carl Loben (DJ Magazine) and more to be announced.
See www.noiseofart.org for updates and more details on 100 Years of Electronic Music and on-going programme.
‘Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’
Tickets for our jointly curated after-show with Booka Shade on Friday 25 April, featuring Groove Armada’s Tom Findlay and We Have Band are now on sale, while Noise of Art’s 100 years celebrations continue this week with a Woodentops DJ set at Hayward Gallery’s Concrete Bar on 11 April and Generic People’s debut London show at The Social on 12 April. Tickets for 25 April have just gone on sale HERE.
The full line-up for the Booka Shade after show includes Tom Findlay (Groove Armada DJ set), We Have Band, who unveil the live set for their new LP, Movements,, DJs Severino and Justin Robertson, plus Your Mum, Walkabout Projections by Prick Image, Overlap, Ben Osborne and guests.
Details of this weeks celebrations are below:
Friday 11 April, Noise of Art presents 100 Years of Electronic Music at Concrete Bar, Hayward Gallery
The Woodentops – DJ set with Rolo McGinty – plus Ben Osborne. Bar Concrete, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX. United Kingdom 6pm-1am. Free Entry
The Woodentops, the indie band played a crucial part in shaping the acid house/ Balearic scene, play> a rare DJ set.
Saturday 12 April, Noise of Art presents 100 Years of Electronic Music at The Social
Generic People (LIVE), Ben Hauke (LIVE), DJS Ben Osborne, Fred Mann, Ronnie King, Chris Airplays
The Social, 5 Little Portland Street Fitzrovia London W1W 7JD United Kingdom. 020 7434 0620. 7pm-1am. Free Entry.
Noise of Art invites Dublin’s hot new live electronic act, Generic People, to play their debut London show at the home of the Heavenly Social, which is itself celebrating it 20th anniversary this year.
April 1914- 2014 celebrations announced – Booka Shade, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada DJ set), Coldcut soundtrack, Woodentops DJ set, We Have Band, The Reflex, Gaggle & many more in London line-up
Line up includes Booka Shade, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada DJ set), The Reflex, Woodentops (DJ set), Gaggle, Coldcut’s Soundtrack to Etudes Sur Paris, We Have Band (new live set), Justin Robertson, Severino, Generic People, Ben Osborne, Fred Mann, Chris Coco’s Melodica, Jan Pulsford, Diana Salazar, Mental Overdrive, Addictive TV, Overlap, Chris Airplays, Your Mum, Rupert The Brewer and more. Full programme details to date click here.
April marks 100 years since the first electronic music concert in April 1914, when Luigi Russolo played his prototype synthesisers in public for the first time. “Russolo was the first in the chain of the development of electronic music,” (Karl Bartos, former member of Kraftwerk).
Italian music mag Soundwall interviewed Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne about Luigi Russolo and 100 years of electronic music (click here to read interview).
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