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.
Following last year’s celebration of psychedelic music at Latitude, Noise of Art returns to celebrate the ongoing connection between the post psychedelic period and electronic music.
On the 40th anniversary of the cult film, Wicker Man, Noise of Art debuts its electronic music, film and art show inspired by the 1973 British cinema classic.
The event combines nightclub, cinema, theatre and contemporary dance, including a DJ set by Groove Armada, accompanied by book readings and spoken word performance from stage and screen star Nathaniel Parker.
Parker’s leading roles include staring in the TV series Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Merlin. He has just finished a West End run, appearing alongside Dame Helen Mirren in the Award winning stage play, The Audience. He will be reading passages from David Pinner’s Ritual, the book that inspired the film, which have been specially selected for this show by the author.
Cult London club royalty DJ Tom Findlay, of Groove Armada, will make a rare festival appearance, alongside DJ Ben Osborne, founder of Noise of Art, playing dance beats to accompany the spoken word performance. The show features Noise of Art’s renown cinema-graphic visual projections, live electronic music (including electronic violin) and a newly created contemporary dance piece.
100 years of electronic music and film ft. Coldcut, Mental Overdrive, Slow, Frost, Gaggle, Ben Osborne & more at BFI
The second major event in Noise of Art’s 100 years celebration sees electronic music return home, as the BFI’s Sonic Cinema presents “Noise of Art’s Electric Nights”, celebrating a century of Electronic Music and Silent Cinema.
Featuring Pudovkin’s classic 1926 film Mother, with short films from the 1920s and live music and DJ sets by: Coldcut; Mental Overdrive; Aggie Frost; Slow; Gaggle; Ben Osborne, the event takes place at BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Marking 100 years since Luigi Russolo began the story of electronic music by writing ‘A Manifesto for an Art of Noises’, tonight brings electronic music back to its earliest home – not the nightclub, but the cinema.
Russolo first performed with a proto-synthesiser in 1914 and after WWI he started soundtracking early film in cinemas in Paris. The evening connects a century of film and electronic music.
The main feature is the UK debut of a new live score to Vsevolod Pudovkin’s 1926 masterpiece Mother. The music has been created by cross-border collaboration between celebrated Russian electronic musician Slow, Norwegian cosmic disco outfit Mental Overdrive and electronic artist Aggie Frost. Their live soundtrack, played in the UK for the first and probably only time, was commissioned by Norway’s TIFF festival earlier this year. Their re-working breathes new life and intensity into the revered film.
Accompanying the feature, pioneering electronic act Coldcut will be putting new music to films from the Russolo era, while Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne adds music using recordings of Russolo’s own sounds. The screening will be followed by a party in the Benugo Bar with a performance by Gaggle. Tickets £15, concs £11.50 (Members pay £1.50 less)
Presented in association with TIFF
Tickets available from the BFI now GO HERE FOR DETAILS