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FIRST LIGHT FESTIVAL – BALEARIC ON THE BEACH 22nd June 2019

by on May.08, 2019, under Events

A new festival on the beach will see Gilles Peterson, A Man Called Adam, Talvin Singh, Faze Action, Ben Osborne, Flying Mojito Brothers, Luna and many more acts play a 24 hour seaside feast of music and art.

First light is the creation of Wayne Hemingway and Flipside Festival and will feature music stages on the beach and in the Japanese Gardens as well as a club venue in the town.

Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne is curating a stream of music at the Festival on 22n?d and 23rd June in Lowestoft,Suffolk.

The Festival kicks off with Mercury award-winning musician Talvin Singh and culminates in a special sundown set by BBC Radio 6Music’s Gilles Peterson followed by a beach silent disco – including a special guest performance by Wayne Hemingway, one of First Light’s founders and a prolific collector of vinyl from northern soul, through funk, underground, disco and boogie. Plus Danny Boyle will present a beach front screening of his film Sunshine and a full program of arts will take over the shoreline.

DJ Line-Up

Talvin Singh is kicking off the day’s events. The celebrated tabla player and Mercury award-winning musician will open the festival with his unique mix of percussion and electronic music. Talvin will then return to the sunrise stage to greet the dawn with a reworking of his renowned and evocative piece called “Light”.

A Man Called Adam are responsible for spearheading Balearic House, Chill out and the UK House Nu disco. Their recently-released album ?Farmarama (Other Records 2019) has been described as “brilliant” by Gilles Peterson and “the sound of summer 2019” by Danny Rampling.

DJ Simon Lee, aka Faze Action, along with brother Robin, has  released five critically acclaimed artist LPs and countless remixes, making FA one of the most credible and in demand original artists within the growing Disco, House and Balearic scene. Their live shows have seen them connect with audiences on every continent including Glastonbury and as support for Groove Armada’s US tour.

Ben Osborne, is an international DJ, writer, musician and award-winning creative producer who has played main stages at festivals such as Latitude, The Great Escape (Brighton Dome), Big chill Festival, Glastonbury, Sonar opening party, Chateau Perché, Technoparade, MaMA Paris, Spot (Denmark), Berlin Music Week and many others. He joins First Light after recent events at The Social and Fabric in London and Prague’s The Cross, as well as support DJ slots for Groove Armada and Booka Shade. Ben is the founder of Noise of Art, the London-based pioneering music and cross platform arts organisation.

Pan-American disco bandoleros The Flying Mojito Brothers have been making Americana danceable again. Producer/musician Ben Chetwood and DJ/digger Jack Sellen’s VJ show features on-the-fly remixing, edits, live instrumentation and trippy visuals. Their refry of 77:78’s ?Chilli on Heavenly recordings, was the ubiquitous Balearic track of summer 2018.

LUNA Cohen Solal, a Paris-born, London-based DJ whose eclectic style brings together music from the past and present, familiar and foreign, from Nigerian boogie to UK garage, old-school hip-hop to Nu disco. She is a resident at Sketch in London and has been playing her uplifting tunes at parties all around the world, from Paris Fashion Week to the beaches of Zanzibar.

Ben will be joined by Jack Hemmingway at the club event before and after the Gilles Petersen set where Jack will be spinning his carefully-curated tracks. A key member of the HemDes team, Jack led the creative vision behind the successful regeneration of Dreamland in Margate.

More artists will be confirmed nearer the time including the full line-up of DJs performing at the beach silent disco.

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Noise of Art and Red Gallery’s French Touch joins Club Culture by Our History at Fabric, London

by on Apr.24, 2019, under Events

On Thursday 25 April French Touch, the 100 years of French electronic music exhibition, curated by Our History/ Red Gallery’s Ernesto Leal and Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne , touches down for an exhibition at London’s Fabric.

The exhibition appears alongside four other Our History exhibitions documenting the interplay between culture and music and the history of club culture.

Alongside the French touch exhibition, the event profiles some of the most vibrant and exciting subcultures of the 20th and 21st centuries, from the 1970s Soviet Hippies movement through to the inception of Berlin techno in the early 90s and ongoing development of the UK’s rich club scene. Collectively curated by Red Gallery founder Ernesto Leal, the exhibitions will profile a series of global cultural phenomenons across all three rooms. 6:30pm-midnight, Fabric, London. Tickets and more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/949279061909212/

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New Noise of Art Dates

by on Apr.14, 2019, under Events

Following a brief stint in Europe, we’re busy preparing for events for the summer in London, Lowestoft, Glastonbury, Czech Republic, France and the Netherlands.

On Thursday 25 April French Touch, the exhibition of 100 years of French electronic music curated by Our History/ Red Gallery’s Ernesto Leal and Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne, touches down at London’s iconic Fabric, alongside five other Our History exhibitions documenting the interplay between culture and music.

https://www.facebook.com/events/949279061909212/

Until Saturday 5 May the Women 100 Exhibition continues to celebrate 100 years of female artists since some women first won the right to vote – including paintings by AK Browning, suffragist and friend of Sylvia Pankhurst (whose birthday would have been on 5 May). https://www.facebook.com/events/327684107979139/

On 22 May DJ Ben Osborne will be back in Prague as part of the pre-European election events at the Cross (more info to come).  https://www.facebook.com/crossclubpraguecz/

On 22 June (mid-summer’s day) Noise of Art is delighted to be involved in First Light Festival, created by Wayne Hemingway Design and Flipside. Taking place on the beach front in the UK’s most easterly coastline, acts include Gilles Peterson, A Man Called Adam (tbc), Talvin Singh, Danny Boyle, Flying Mojito Bros, Ben Osborne and more to be announced soon.

https://firstlightlowestoft.com/whats-on/

On 27 June the Stonebridge Stage at Glastonbury has Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne DJing (full line up to be announced – curated by the fab Heavenly Social peeps). https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

On 29 June (tbc) it’s Chateau Perché in Praha – the Czech launch for this year’s Noise of Art events at Chateau Perché in France. This year we ‘re teaming-up with The Cross Club Prague and Move Association (Cz) to present a UK vs Czech line-up. Check back here for more info www.noiseofart.org

25-26 July, Noise of Art returns to the amazing Chateau Perché festival in a castle in the middle of France. http://chateauperche.com/en/home/

And on 9 August Ben Osborne is back DJing at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

In the meantime stand-by for news of more events in August, September and October in the Netherlands, UK, France and Czech Republic.

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Happy 2019 and thank you for 2018

by on Dec.31, 2018, under Events

As we prepare for our New Year’s Eve event (details here), Noise of Art would like to thank everyone who joined us this year.

We began with a New Year’s Eve shin-dig at the Constitution followed by the first of our series of Czech Republic dates with Move, which took place on 5 and 6 January and were followed by a further ten events, including a residency at The Cross Club in Prague. We will be returning there in 2019 with a new programme.

We launched David Davis’ Brexit Dystopian Disco at France’s Chateau Perché Festival. Here Justin Robertson, Ashley Beedle & Jo Wallace’s Heavy Disco, Jerry Bouthier, A Man Called Adam, Behzad & Amarou, Mechanix, Arklow,  Cheng & Oli, Joseph S Joyce, Heavenly Jukebox, Ben Gobble and Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne joined over 200 mostly European DJs, border guards, dystopians and 10,000 beautiful party people in an equally beautiful French castle. We’re back at Chateau Perché in August 2019 and can’t wait.

Other Noise of Art activity included two months marking the end of World War One and birth of the Czech Republic, new music and nightclubbing with our Czech and Dutch partners Jarda and Merlijn. These events were headlined with sets by Tom of Groove Armada (UK) and Booka Shade (Germany) and saw performances by Ben Osborne (Noise of Art), Flying Mojito Brothers (UK), Heavenly Jukebox (UK), Lake Malawi (CZ), Stichting Nederlandse Muziek Export presents Krieg! by Hendrik Jan Vermeulen (NL), Janina Raguse (Germany), Chut Zit (Cz), Hans Hannemann (NL), IAN, Fenn (NL) and more in venues across Prague – including a day of acts in a town square, Lucerna Club, Freemasons Club and Cross Club.

In November we launched the latest leg of the French Touch Exhibition Tour with the wonderful pioneering French techno DJ Jack de Marseille, at the fabulous VV club and gallery in Marseille. We look forward to being back there and having Jack come to play events in 2019.


December 2018 saw the launch of the Women 100  exhibition in Ipswich, at which Francine Perry, aka La Leif, played a live analogue electronic set. It’s easy to hear why Francine is this year’s Daphne Oram Award winner. The exhibition is being run by Ipswich Art Gallery and celebrates 100 years of women’s art since the Representation of the People’s Act, which allowed women to vote and stand for parliament in the UK for the first time. It features a series of pictures by AK Browning (this is one of her pictures), a Suffragette and painter who, amongst other things, put on an early all women art show with Sylvia Pankhurst, shortly before the first world war. Noise of Art will be running some more events alongside the exhibition until May 2019. And we’d like to thank London venues during the year, including National Portrait Gallery, The Social, Big Chill Bar, Red Gallery, Oval Space/ Digital Agenda, Atrium/ TedX, Giant Robot and 93 Feet East .

We’re launching into 2019 with Ben Osborne, Justin Robertson and Flying Mojito Brothers playing Camden Underground’s NYE party at The Constitution, in Camden, London, where Club Limbo are hosting the live room. You can find tickets for that by clicking here.

Thank you all for 2018 and all the best for 2019.

Noise of Art.

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New Year’s Eve in Camden

by on Dec.30, 2018, under Events

New Year’s Eve Camden Underground & Limbo, The Constitution. DJs: Justin Robertson (Hacienda/ Bugged Out) , Ben Osborne (Noise of Art), Flying Mojito Bros (Heavenly Records), Scratchy (The Clash), Gram (Limbo), Mirage Men (Live). Punk Rock Karaoke (Live) & more.

Following last year’s storming NYE event, we return to Camden’s hidden gem, The Constitution, for NYE 2019 with a bumper line up of DJs, plus Limbo’s  live acts, and a plethora of party offerings, including free Prosecco reception BBQ and firework display and three full bars with pub prices.

Renowned DJ Justin Robertson, whose Manchester DJ sets inspired The Chemical Brothers to start making music, lines up alongside Flying Mojito Bros and Noise of Art founder DJ Ben Osborne laying down quality disco, house, electro, acid, low-slung grooves and Broken beat. In the live room veteran indie DJ, Scratchy, who lists the Clash amongst his DJ roles, and resident DJ Gram are joined by Egyptian surf rockers The Mirage Men and guests.

FINAL BATCH OF ADVANCE TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE HERE

The Constitution, 42 Saint Pancras’ Way, London, NW1 0QT 7:30PM-4AM

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National Portrait Gallery – Last Gig before NYE 2018

by on Dec.28, 2018, under Events

As we bring a year of mostly ups to a close, Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne will play a last but one gig of 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery on Friday 28 December  (click here for more info).

After which the party returns to the Constitution in Camden for New Year with Justin Robertson and Flying Mojito Brothers joining Ben Osborne in the Camden Underground rooms and Club Limbo hosting Gram, Scratchy and the Mirage Men in the third room (Tickets sold out on some  sites but still available here and behind the bar)

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Booka Shade (GER) Live with DJ Ben Osborne (UK) headline closing weekend in Prague

by on Nov.27, 2018, under Events


Noise of Art, Move and Lucerna Music Bar Prague, present Booka Shade (GER) Live with DJ Ben Osborne (UK) and a night of pan European dance grooves at The Cross, with Heavenly Jukebox joining Chut Zit and FunkdUp residents.

The closing weekend for our two month long Century of Sounds (1918-2018) project sees leading German electronic duo, Booka Shade, play the Czech capital.

The project celebrates 100 years since the end of World War One and the long-tail of the music and art traditions that grew out of the horror of the war; as musicians and artists reflected new cultural norms and modes of creativity. Century of Sounds is also a bridge into Noise of Art’s 2019 project, Black Montmartre.

The closing weekend is headlined with a live set by the German house music duo and Get Physical Records founders, Booka Shade. Widely regarded as Germany’s leading live electronic club act, they make a rare appearance in Prague after this year’s global tour that’s taken in four continents.

They are joined by Noise of Art founder DJ Ben Osborne, who also brings to a close his 2018 international tour, and London’s Heavenly Jukebox – mainstays of London iconic music industry hangout, The Social.

The Century of Sound events were launched by Brit dance music duo Groove Armada in October and close with German duo Booka Shade on the first weekend of December. As a happy coincidence Groove Armada are also playing their first live London gig on the same weekend.

The weekend also pre-figures the launch of Noise of Art‘s Women 100 Events launch, which celebrates women in art over the century since women first won the right to vote in the UK. It focuses on women artists who were often successful in their lifetimes but who are forgotten by history. Alongside the exhibition Noise of Art is celebrating contemporary women working in music and art, including appearances by Mira Calix, Francine Perry (La Leif), Vanessa Reed and Kirsty Alison at Ipswich Art Gallery.

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Events in London, Prague, Marseilles, East Cost & National Portrait Gallery

by on Nov.15, 2018, under Events

Noise of Art closes a busy 2018 and enters 2019 with a series of international gigs, club nights and exhibitions in the UK and Europe, including events at VV Gallery France, the Cross and Lucerne clubs Prague and National Portrait Gallery and Ipswich Art Gallery in the UK. Thank you to everyone for a great year. Some highlights of next events below.

Tuesday 20 November. Albert Cerny/ Lake Malawi, Maella & Ben Osborne, The Social. The fourth in our series presenting up-and-coming acts at The Social in London sees Czech pop star Albert Cerney, the charismatic front man of Lake Malawi, make a rare London appearance, with award winning young singer Maella and DJ host Ben Osborne.

Thursday 22/ Friday 23 November, French Touch at VV Gallery, Marseille, France. Noise of Art and Red Gallery, London, are teaming-up with Jack De Marseille’s Jack In The Box Festival and VV Gallery, Marseille, to launch their acclaimed exhibition for the first time in the South of France. Ben and Jack will be DJing.

Saturday 1 December, Cross Club, Prague. 10pm-6am. After a weekend of events across Prague 0n Armistice weekend, Noise of Art, The Cross and Move Festival continue celebrations of 100 years of music since WW1 and the birth of nightclubs. Tonight sees Noise of Art founder DJ Ben Osborne being joined by The Social residents Heavenly Jukebox, veterans of Glastonbury festival and Festival No 6, amongst other places. Cross favourites, CHUT ŽÍT, complete the roster with the ever popular Telly Savalas, Skeledan and Smeghouse.

Sunday 2 December, Lucerna Music Bar. Booka Shade (GER) Live, DJ Ben Osborne (UK). More to be announced. 8pm-12 midnight. The closing party of our WW1 event in Prague will be headlined with a live set by the German house music duo and Get Physical Records founders, Booka Shade. Widely regarded as Germany’s leading live electronic club act, they make a rare appearance in Prague after global tours including the American and Australian continents.

Saturday 8 December, Launch of Women 100 Exhibition, with La Lief (Live). Ipswich Art Gallery/ The Falcon The Falcon, Ipswich IP1 1SH 7pm-2am. La Lief, aka Francine Perry and band, is winner of the 2018 Daphne Oram Award. She plays the launch of Noise of Art’s music events running alongside Ipswich Art Gallery’s Women 100 exhibition of female artists.  The exhibition features works by notable women artists, including paintings by the Suffragist Amy K Browning, Maggi Hambling, Ellen Mary Rope and Jelly Green. The event will be followed by a Noise of Art social and club night in one of Ipswich’s new wave east coast venues.

Monday 10 December DJ Ben Osborne Giant Robot, London E14 5AR DJ Ben Osborne plays Giant Robot, Canary Wharf’s cavernous riverside music, drink and food venue, spinning a set spanning everything from classic house, groove, punk-funk, cosmic disco, Italo and boogie, to deep down and dirty disco.

Friday 14 December – Camden underground Xmas Party, The Constitution, London NW1 0QT. 7pm – 1 am. Featuring Chut Zit, Flying Mojito Brothers and DJ Ben Osborne. Details Here

Saturday 15 December 2018. Women 100 Events – Noise of Art presents Kirsty Alison and The Children of The Midnight Sun. 7pm-2am. As well as performing music and poetry, Kirsty is the editor of Cold Lips, arts editor of DJ Mag and has been published in Vogue, The Guardian, Dazed, Elle and Illustrated Ape. She’s the author of Making Something Out Of Nothing, and Unedited and her debut novel will be published in 2019. The event will be followed by a Noise of Art social an club night.

Monday 17 December DJ Ben Osborne Giant Robot, London E14 5AR Noise of Art’s DJ Ben Osborne plays Giant Robot.

Friday 21 December – The Cons Xmas Party, The Constitution, London NW1 0QT. 7pm – 1 am. Free in for loads of festive surprises.

Monday 24 December – Lion Xmas EVE Party, Woodbridge IP12. 7pm – 12:30 am. DJ Ben Osborne and Saxophonist Ben Goble make some Xmas noise.

Friday 28 December –  DJ Ben Osborne at National Portrait Gallery, London, WC2H 0HE. Details here

 

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Century of Sound Prague: 9 -11 November Events

by on Oct.21, 2018, under Events

Following events earlier this month, Noise of Art’s next collaborations marking the Centenary of the end of WW1 and the start of post war music and art, takes place on 9-11 November in Prague – capital of the Czech and Slovak nation state created 100 years ago.

It features three music and art events and a silent memorial, including the soft launch of Black Montmartre, our project celebrating the start of the roots of modern clubbing 100 years ago.

Friday the 9th of November 2018

14:00-20:15  Open Air Concert, The Square, Jiriho z Podebrad. Free.

20:00-01:00 After party at Freemasons Club.

Institut Moderni Hudby, Move Association presents Lake Malawi (CZ) LIVE plus Stichting Nederlandse Muziek Export (NL) presents Krieg! by Hendrik Jan Vermeulen (NL) featuring Janina Raguse (Germany), Hans Hannemann (NL), IAN and Fenn (NL), Noise of Art (UK) presents DJ Ben Osborne & Ben Gobel (sax) (UK), Plus The Future chorus and more…

A celebration of the wide range of music genres that have developed and flourished in the 100 years since World War One – including genres such as jazz, rock and roll, psychedelia and electronic music. The music represents the continual interplay between the experimental and street music of Europe and the influence of popular and street music from the USA, especially black music. The night features a rare free performance from Lake Malawi and the first live performance of  HJ Vermeulen’s specially composed musical masterpiece ‘Brüder’.

 

Saturday the 10th of November 2018 Cross Club

Cross Club, & Move Association, Noise of Art, & CHUT ZIT Featuring Black Montmartre Launch event with Flying Mojito Brothers(UK), Ben Osborne & Ben Gobel (sax) Telly Savalas, Skeledan, Smeghouse, Disco Partysans and more.

The Cross continues it’s celebrations of 100 years of music and nightclubs since WW1. Tonight is the European launch of Noise of Art ’s Black Montmartre project, a collaborative electronic music project that celebrates the birth of modern clubbing and the the arrival of black American music in Europe as a result of WW1. Tonight features two UK acts. The fast rising Flying Mojito Brothers, who turn 70’s Americana into modern club hits. And an improvised collaboration between award winning Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne and saxophone player Ben Gobel. Cross favourites, CHU? ŽÍT, complete the roster with the ever popular Telly Savalas, Skeledan, Smeghouse and Disco Partisans. Meanwhile an international line-up joins  the drum n bass room with Hybris (Pseudoscience Rec., Munky (Druid Rec.) The Grove (live) band! and Kisscut.

 

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London Prague and Ireland – Kalle and Everything Shook

by on Oct.16, 2018, under Events

In advance of our weekend of events marking the end of WW1 on 9-11 November in Prague, there is a little soiree tonight (Tuesday 16 October) in Central London.

The third in our series presenting up-and-coming acts at The Social sees a double-headliner with award winning Czech act Kalle being joined by all-girl Irish electronic three-piece Everything Shook and host DJ Ben Osborne.

Kalle are Veronika Buriankova and David Zeman from the Czech Republic. They released their debut LP, Live From The Room, in 2014. Recorded at home on cassette, it won the Andél Award for Alt.Music in 2015. Their sophomore LP, Saffron Hills, was released at the end of last year.

Everything Shook consists of Robyn Bromfield, Jessica Kennedy and Áine Stapleton who recently stunned the audience at Ireland’s Electric Picnic festival. One of The Irish Times’ Best Irish Acts of 2014. The trio have played large festivals, music venues and art spaces throughout Ireland and New York. This is their debut at The Social, London. ‘Everything Shook…recall Fever Ray and Ladytron at a melancholy 4am disco with David Lynch DJing’ (Buzz.ie).

Host DJ Ben Osborne is the founder of Noise of Art. The Guardian describes Noise of Art as an “actual cathedral of sound” and Time Out says his sets span “techno, funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite”

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