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Vor~Sprung presents A Man Called Adam, Orka, Ben Osborne, Sorrdes & More

by on Mar.29, 2018, under Events

Friday 4 May is Vor~Sprung launch day

Line Up: A Man Called Adam (new release party), Orka (Live), Ben 0 & Maella (Live), Sorrdes (Live),

DJs Ben Osborne, George T & more

93 Feet East. 150 Brick Lane London E1 6QL Tickets on sale soon with some freebies for the speedy. 8pm-1am.

Live club night Vor~Sprung is fizzing into its debut night with a party celebrating the first new A Man Called Adam release in a decade and a clutch of new high calibre electronic acts.

There are few bands that have been as involved in the development of UK dance music as A Man Called Adam. Their career has pioneered Acid Jazz, spearhead Balearic House and Chill Out and become the standard barer of UK House and nu disco. Formed in the mid 1980s by Steve Jones and Sally Rodgers, they became Gilles Peterson’s in-house band and released one of the first singles on the Acid Jazz label. Ironically the b-side was a house track and their first big hit, Barefoot In the Head, kick started the Balearic House genre. After the third band member, Paul Daley, left to form Leftfield, AMCA moved genres and became the figure heads of Chill Out – and the most constant feature of the legendary Café Del Mar compilations. In the late ’90’s they reappeared at the centre of London’s UK House/ nu disco scene and went on to define the characteristic sound of UK clubs going into the millennium. Then they split up – only to re-appear DJing unannounced together for the first time in a decade at the Camden Underground club night. Currently mining a new wealth of inspiration, it’s anyone’s guess what genre their next LP will launch.

Hailing from the Faroe Isle, Orka started life by making their electronic instruments out of old farmyard machinery (which, on a mid North Atlantic Island, was more obtainable than an off-the-shelf synth). Now relocated to London and whittled down to a boy girl duo that crackles between sensuality and brutalism, they’ve become one of London’s hottest new electronic acts. “Easily one of the most exciting acts to appear in a long time.” (Clash Music). “Possesses a menacing intensity.” (Quietus)

Ben 0 and Maella is a new collaboration between Londoner Ben Osborne and Prague singer Maella. As yet unreleased or (amazingly in this day) available anywhere online, one of their tracks caused a flurry of unanswered google searches when it recently cropped up on Amy Lamé’s BBC 6 Music show.

Sorrdes is another new electronic act, this time plucked from the barren wilds of the East Coast. His music combines ambient pulses and pads with often deceptively caustic rhythm patterns. Rural England’s answer to early Detroit techno, if you will.

BOrka, like it sounds, is a Vor~Srpung collaboration between Ben 0 and Orka that was first experimented with at the Jazz Cafe supporting UK electronic pioneers Radiophonic Workshop.

The night’s DJ tag team consists of Ben Osborne and George T (aka Demure) . Producer, singer and DJ, George T has been described by Dummy magazine as Greco Roman‘s secret weapon – GR being Joe Goddard from Hot Chip‘s hyper cool record label.

Vor~Sprung is German for ‘jump against’ or ‘leap forward’. May The Fourth – With You Be

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New events in London, Cardiff, Prague and France

by on Mar.26, 2018, under clubs, Events, music, performance art, theatre

Amy Lamé & Ben Osborne BBC6 Music

This month’s events include music for a new play in Cardiff, DJ sets in Prague and London and on going preparations for Marseilles in July and Chateau Perché in August. There is an interview with Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne on Amy Lamé’s BBC6 Radio show, which discusses some of these events and the relationship between music and art, here – but there’s only a few days left to hear it. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09sv646

Meanwhile, this week sees Ben Osborne play 93 Feet East in Brick Lane on Thursday 29 March, as Salad Undressed (aka Salad) launch their LP. The line-up includes fast rising Czech indie acts The Silver Spoons and Maella, Advance tickets are on sale here for a mere £7. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/431838

Camden underground returns to The Constitution, on the canal in the Camden/ Kings Cross hinterlands, on Good Friday. And DJ Ben Osborne will be collaborating at the Royal Welsh College of Drama and Music with playwright Sophie Rashbrook and director Polly Graham, on the soundtrack for Sophie’s new play Ralph – Enemy Alien, with workshop performances in Wales and London in early April.

Ben Osborne will also return to Prague’s Cross club on Saturday 21 April, in the lead up to a series of events there later this year.

Friday 4 May also sees the launch of Vors Sprung, a new live electronic project, with A Man Called Adam, Orka, Ben 0 & Maella and Sorrdes playing live.

Looking a bit further into the future, Noise of Art’s exhibtion on French Electronic Music moves to Marseilles on 26 July and Tickets for the beautiful Chateau Perché Festival, 10-12 August in central France, are now on sale here and will sell out quick http://chateauperche.com.

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First Events of 2018

by on Feb.17, 2018, under Events

Following events in Prague, Paris and London, Noise of Art’s forthcoming activities include the launch of new sister nights in London, programming a new arena at Chateau Perché Festival in France, further events with European partners in Prague and the start of work for a new Theatre production starting workshops at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Theatre.

Amongst up-and-coming events, Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne plays the  Camden TEDx on Thursday 15 February, while Camden Underground follows up new year with the first Constitution event 0f 2018 on Friday 23 February with Geroge T and Ben Osborne going headphone to headphone. Ben returns to National Portrait Gallery on Thrsday 1 March, followed by events at Red Lion 17 March and  Big Chill on Brick Lane Saturday 24 March. Brit pop punk funkers Salad are doing their first national tour for 20 years, but not before Salad Undressed launch their new LP at the first of our new sister nights at the refurbished 93 Feet East (with a mighty new DnB sound system) on Thursday 29 March. Friday 30 March sees special guests playing Camden Underground, while we support a charity event rasing money for Alzhiemers research on Saturday 31 March. Rehearsals for a new stage play start first week of April in Cardiff, while the debut Vorsprung, our new live electronic club night kicks-off with A Man Called Adam’s LP launch party on 4 May, followed by a fourtnight of music and art events in West London.

With lots more to be announced, and more being planned throughout the year, Noise of Art would like to say thank you to our friends in Prague for starting 2018 with two great gigs. First at the Vlkova, a chunk of Berlin circa 2005 shifted along the rail tracks of time to the Czech Republic. And at Cross Club, recently recognised as one of the top 10 clubs in Europe.

Stand by for more Prague and European news soon.

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New Year Events in London

by on Dec.18, 2017, under Events

New Year sister events:

Camden Underground and Limbo New Years Eve at The Constitution
Oh Gun Quit (Live)
DJs Ben Osborne (Noise of Art/ Camden Underground), Limbo Residents & guesta
The Constitution, 42 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0QT
8pm-4am Entry £5-£12

Camden Underground, the Constitution, London Belongs To Me and Limbo bring in 2018 with two floors of music and a canal-side terrace, midnight fireworks, fizz and barbecue.

New Year at The Hog, Hammersmith 227 KING STREET, LONDON W6 9JT

Aarwtork electronic sea folk play live with a new year menu and pre party until 1 am. http://www.thehampshirehog.com/reservations/

McGettigan’s New Year’s EVE with Diesel (Xpress 2) & Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)

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Soon in Prague & Thanks Moulin Rouge & Trés Particulier, Paris

by on Dec.18, 2017, under clubs, Events, music

With London NYE dates being announced today, here’s a quick heads-up for our friends in Prague, where Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne will be DJing the first weekend of 2018.

We’d also like to belatedly THANK MaMA at Machine du MOULIN ROUGE, Paris, and Devient Disco at Hotel Trés Particulier, for inviting us over to Paris. (Picture of Ben Osborne DJing at Moulin Rouge courtesy of JL Bouchart)

Here’s the Czech Cross Club date:

Saturday 6 January Cross Club, Plynární 1096/23, Praha 7, 15500 Prague.

Coincidence presents DJ Ben Osborne (UK), Jesse (Cz), Taino (Cz), Tyrll (Be)

Prague’s Cross Club kicks off the first Saturday of 2018 with Ben Osborne (Noise of Art, London) and Tyrll (Gullegem) joining residents Taino and Jesse, spinning house, techno and disco and the odd bit of London bass. Ben Osborne is also being joined by fast rising Czech singer Maella, to perform a live version  of their new collaboration, Break Me.

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Noise of Art Panel at MaMA 2017, Paris

by on Oct.12, 2017, under Events

Click here to see on MAMA website
Reflecting our exhibition at this year’s MAMA festival, Noise of Art has gathered a panel of pioneers and practitioners to discuss France’s 100 year history of electronic music and whether Paris can be considered the birth place of electronic music?

The discussion will include the culture, art, politics and fashion that has accompanied French electronic music. It will look at the earliest stages of French music, including the role of Russolo, Vares, Martenot, Schaffer and Henry, as well as that of Laurent Garnier, Jack de Marseilles, Daft Punk and Jacques. It will discuss the influence of jazz and African music, the importance of gay clubs and radio stations and the role of and challenges faced by female DJs, such as Jenifer Cardini, Chloe and Sex Toy.

Panel on the history of French electronic music with Ben Osborne, Jean Jacques Birgé, Kat & Samy from Chateau Perché, Ygal from Versatille, DJ Yellow & Eva Peel

The panel is at 12:30-1:30, Friday 20 October at FGO BARBARA – PANEL ROOM 1, Monmatre, Paris
Restricted to MaMA delegated (subject to availability)

    Associated events

Friday 20 October, Closing parties
DJ Ben Osborne, Machine, Moulin Rouge, 90 Boulevard Clichy, Paris 22:30
DJ Ben Osborne & Eva Peel, 23, Avenue Junot, Paris 21:00-03:00

17-20 October
French Touch; Voyage Dans Le Paysage Électronique Français/ Images and artwork; the history of French electronic music
MAMA Festival 2017, La Machine, Moulin Rouge, 90 Boulevard Clichy, Paris, France 75018.

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NoA Takes French Touch To Paris

by on Oct.02, 2017, under Events

DJ Cam (lft) with original Bob Sinclar line-up, DJ Yellow (mid) and Chris Lefevre

DJ Cam (left) with original line-up behind French disco house act Bob Sinclar, DJ Yellow (centre) and Chris Lefevre (right)

Noise of Art and Red Gallery are showing a taster of their French Touch Exhibition at Machine in Moulin Rouge, Paris, during MAMA 2017 Festival (Weds 18 to Fri 20 Ocotober).

October’s taster exhibiton is the debut of the acclaimed French Touch Exhibtion in Paris, following its successful run in London earlier this year. It has received major press coverage, with features being run in The Guardian Guide (10 Best thinsg to do in the UK), Time Out, DJ Mag, Mix Mag and other publications.

The exhibtion, which assembles 100 years worth of photographs and artwork associated with French electronic music (starting at the end of WW1), is scheduled to tour France for the next 12 months and is planned to feature in Marseille’s city of culture events in 2018 in paretnership with celebrated techno pioneer Jack de Marseille.

On Friday 20 October Ben Osborne willl also be convening a panel discussion on the history of French electronic music with DJ Yellow, Jean Jacques Brigé, Ygal Ohayon (Versatille), Eva Peel (Deviant Disco – Paris), Katherine Quint & Samy El Moudni (Chateau Perché) and David McKenna (French Music Office, London). Click HERE FOR MORE INFO

The Noise of Art exhibtion is taking place in the contemporary music space within the world renown Moulin Rouge complex as part of MAMA 2017 and, with more DJ events to be announced, Ben Osborne and Eva Peel will be playing Hotel Particulier in Montmatre.

MAMA is a festival and conference for the international music industry, featuring live acts, international meetings, conferences and talks. MaMA takes place in Pigalle and Montmartre – the original heartland of clubs, art and jazz music in Paris.

Press enquiries, and galleries, festivals, venues and promoters interested in hosting the exhibiton should  contact info@noiseoart.org.MA17_BM_FC_TRAIT_01red_live logo-2noise_of_art_logo_wave_square

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Ben Osborne at National Portrait Gallery

by on Sep.28, 2017, under Events

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On Thursday 28 September Noise of Art founder, DJ Ben Osborne, plays a set inspired by the portraits at Central London’s iconic art gallery.

Tonight’s set will also reference the NPG’s current Douglas Borthers exhibition, which documents the late 1980s, when a new generation of young musicians, actors and novelists began receiving critical acclaim for their work. This display presents portraits of these now celebrated cultural figures.

As well as the odd 80’s tune, Ben will be spinning a trademark set spanning everything from “classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, to deep down and dirty disco” (Time Out),

Then on Friday 29 October Ben Will be joining Award winning Czech singer Maella and Camden button presser Clxxord, at The Constitution, for a down to earth knees up at Camden Underground.

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French Touch London Exhibition To Move to France

by on Apr.04, 2017, under Events

078_DJ567_french_touchThank you everyone who supported the London edition of our exhibition on the history of French electronic music. It featured sell out shows and major media coverage, including DJ Mag (left), the Guardian (Number two in the 10 Best Things This To Do in the UK – see below), Mixmag UK and Mixmag France, Time Out, Arts Desk and many more.

The main exhibtion took place in our partner venue The Red gallery, as well as related events at Kamio, Big Chill Bar, Jazz Cafe (as part of Convergence) and Village Underground.

Acts and partners taking part included Jack de Marseilles, DJ Yellow, Black Devil Disco Club, Milan Kobar, Diesel, Ygal Ohayon, Jerry Bouthier, Ben Osborne, DJ Paulette, Eva Peel, Savaggio, Jean Jacques Birgée, Lo Recordings, Chateau Perché, Antinote and others.

Follow on events are set for Chateau Perché, MAMA 2017, Machine de Moulin Rouge (Paris) and Jack in The Box, Mareseille. For more information on the exhibtion, as well as gallery, festival and club bookings, contact info@noiseofart.orgguardian_french_touch_preview

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Noise of Art Spring 2017 & French Touch Takeover

by on Mar.01, 2017, under Events

Noise of Art launches French Touch Exhibition and a month of UK events from 3 March – 8 April.#34 - JACK DE MARSEILLE, Paris, 1995 by Olivier Degorce

This spring Noise of Art launches a touring exhibition on the history of French electronic music, the French Touch Takeover at Kamio and a series of nights celebrating 50 years since psychedelia introduced electronic music into the mainstream.

From 16 March to 9 April Noise of Art and Red Gallery/ Kamio, are teaming-up to present French Touch – the first exhibition of photographs, film and artwork documenting the story of French electronic music from the start of the 20th century to the present day. The exhibition will be accompanied by French Touch Take Over in Kamio – a series of music events featuring rare UK appearances by some of France’s electronic pioneers, including Jack de Marseille (pictured in 1995), Jean-Jacques Birgé and DJ Yellow. The month will also feature a new compilation of rare electronic French music on Lo Recordings.

Meanwhile, on 22 March, Noise of Art is teaming up with Convergence Festival and Bluedot festival to put on an event celebrating 50 years since the first electronic music event in London. The event takes place at the Jazz Café in Camden and features electronic pioneers Radiophonic Workshop, White Noise, Andrew Weatherall and DJ Ben Osborne performing with Orka.

Additional events are taking place at National Portrait Gallery, Red Gallery, Big Chill Bar, Kamio, Jazz Café, The Lockside, The Hog and a not-so-secret pre-event gig at The Crown in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Here’s the events at a glance:

Friday 17 March – Saturday 8 April
Noise of Art and Kamio/ Red Gallery present
French Touch Exhibtion
Kamio Bar/ red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT
French Touch – an exhibition of French electronic music from the early 20th Century until today.
OPEN WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY 11-6 Free Entry and during events

Friday 3 March
Not-so-secret pre-party
DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art) and Maella
The Crown, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP 12

Free 7pm-Midnight
http://tickets.mixmag.net/event.php?id=12932289

Thursday 9 March
National Portrait Gallery
DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)
The National Portrait Gallery,
St Martins Place, London WC2H 0HE
020 7306 0055
Free from 6pm

Thursday 16 March
Private View
Noise of Art and Kamio/ Red Gallery present

Panel discussion and film plus music Jean Jacques Birgé and Ben Osborne in the Kamio Bar
Kamio Bar/ Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT. 7pm – 1am.
SOLD OUT – tickets gain entry to all events on the evening

Thursday 16 March
Private View
Noise of Art and Kamio/ Red Gallery present
Film: Paris/ Berlin – 20 Years of techno.
7pm -1am
SOLD OUT – tickets gain entry to all events on the evening

Friday 17 March
Noise of Art and Kamio/ Red Gallery present French Touch Launch Party
DJs Jack de Marseille, Milan Kobar and Ben Osborne

LIVE – Cleo T
Kamio Bar/ red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT
TICKETS NOW ON SAL
Legendary French DJ, Jack de Marseille, makes a rare UK appearance backed by suitably high calibre support acts

laurent_garnier_olivier_degorce_paris1992Saturday 18 March
Slipped Disco – French Touch edition
J-Bag aka Jerry Bouthier and Ben Osborne

Big Chill Bar, Dray Walk (off Brick Lane), London, E1 6QL Free Entry. 6pm-1am.
Slipped Disco, the long running Big Chill club night, returns with a French theme as resident Noise of Art man DJ Ben Osborne is joined by Kitsune mainstay DJ Jerry Bouthier, aka JBAG, the man behind BoomBox, Ponystep and many others.

Wednesday 22 Mar 2017
Noise of Art at Convergence Festival
Radiophonic Workshop
Andrew Weatherall
White Noise

DJ Ben Osborne & Orka
Jazz Cafe, Parkway, London NW1
7pm-11pm
TICKETS ON SALE £14.50
To start its celebrations of 50 years since electronic music and psychedelia colided, Noise of Art’s invited the legendary electronic pioneers, Radiophonic Workshop, to headline a special show at Convergence Festival in conjunction with Bluedot festival.

Wednesday 22 Mar 2017
Noise of Artfer Party.
Ben Osborne
Kamio Bar/ red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT
Following Noise of Art’s event at Convergence Festival, Ben Osborne and guests throw a shin dig at Noise of Art / Red Gallery’s exhibition celebrating French electronic music.

Thursday 22 March 2017
Justin Robertson and Ben Osborne
Slipped Disco – Camden vs Noise of Art

The Lockside, 75, Upper Walkway, Camden lock, London NW1 8AF.
Veteran DJ Justin Robertson joins Ben Osborne continue the celebration of UK and French electronic music.

Saturday 25 March
Noise of Art and Kamio/ Red Gallery present
DJ Yellow and Ben Osborne

Kamio Bar/ Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT
A rare UK gig from French hip hop and house pioneer DJ Yellow – resident at Paris’ first hip hop club, Chez Roger Boîte Funk, and the man who launched the career of Bob Sinclar – amongst others.

Sunday 26 March
Ben Osborne and Guests
The Hog, 272 King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9JT.
Free from 4pm onwards.
Ben Osborne’s funk, disco, balearic house and soul socials featured all manner of live guests in the West london garden with a pub.

Wednesday 29 March
DJ Paulette and Ben Osborne

Kamio Bar/ red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT
Former resident at Paris’ mega clubs, such as The Queen And Red Light , DJ Paulette,will revisiting her residency at the hacienda’s Flesh night, with a set of French disco.

Thursday 30 March
DJ Ygal Ohaylon (Antinote) and Ben Osborne

Kamio Bar/ red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT
Ygal has been a long standing fixture on the Parisian scene as the right hand man at the helm of the Versatile Record label and is now part of the fast rising cool as F, Antinote imprint collective.

Friday 31 March
Lo Electronique – compilation release party
Savaggio and Ben Osborne

Kamio Bar/ red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT
Launch party got the Lo Recordings compilation accompanying the exhibiton. Savaggio comprise of three techno DJs who are also classically trained violinists and flautists. Their sets see them swap between the decs and classical instruments.

Wednesday 5 April
WeWantSounds – Disco 2. The Almost Closing Party w/ DJs Juan Leal (Red Gallery) and Ben Osborne (WeWantSounds Collective/ Noise of Art)

Kamio Bar/ red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT
The exhibition’s not closing for a few more days, but any excuse for a party, right? Also celebrating the history of French disco and the WeWantSounds Disco.2 compilation.

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