Noise of Art launches into its tenth year of activity with a series of events in and around London’s Convergence Festival. The events, two in conversation sessions and three gigs, take place 13 March – 16 March in London.
Noise of Art’s Boom Room project is inspired by the role sound manipulation has played in electronic music. It will be turning unusual locations and buildings into musical effects units to be used live – starting with a disused nuclear airforce base at Benwaters and the Adnams brewery in Southwold.
The line up includes: Andrew Weatherall, Mental Overdrive, White Noise, Bernard Szajner (aka Z), Saycet (Paris), Ben Osborne, Eat Lights Become Lights, White Noise Sound (LP launch), Clara Brea, Addictive TV and more to be announced.
Organised in and around Convergence Festival, Noise of Art is also partnering with the Mayor of Paris, French Music Export Office, Institut Francais, Rough Trade East, The Wire, Heavenly Social, Big Chill House, Woodbridge Art and Music Event, Old Jet Studios and Adnams.
Friday 13 March
In Conversation with Bernard Szajner, David Vorhaus (White Noise). Chaired by Jennifer Lucy Allen (The Wire, The Guardian), Rough Trade East, Dray Walk, Brick Lane, London E1. 6pm-7pm. Free Entry
Friday 13 March
White Noise (Live) plus DJs – Heavenly Jukebox, Ben Osborne, David Agrella, The Social, 5 Little Portland Street. London W1W 7JD. 7pm-2am. Ticket price: £6.50
Saturday 14 March
The New Digital Wave – How Has New Technology Impacted on the Arts in the UK and France? Panel discussion with Pierre Lefeuvre aka Saycet, Hugo Arcier, Jean-Paul Fourmentraux, Addictive TV. More details, participants and venue to be announced.
Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2DT. 2.30pm. Free Entry.
Saturday 14 March
Noise of Art presents Mental Overdrive b2b with Ben Osborne + Guests
Big Chill House, 257-259 Pentonville Road; Kings Cross; London N1 9NL. Free Entry
Monday 16 March
Noise of Art’s Boom Room with Andrew Weatherall, Eat Lights Become Lights (new live show debut), White Noise Sound (LP Launch), Mental Overdrive (Love OD, Norway), DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art), PLUS Saycet (France) LP Launch, Clara Brea and more. Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ. £10 advance
The latest Slipped Disco Radio Show is now avalable for streaming via Totally Radio.
This new installment of the series sees DJ Ben Osborne dropping the latest cosmic disco, glitched out funk and jackin’ beats from the likes of Munk, Chilly Gonzales and Fenech Solar.
The show also features an interview with Gotan Project founder Phillipe Cohen Solal, recorded earlier this year at MIDEM in Cannes.
Noise of Art founder and DJ/artist Ben Osborne has written a feature on the current optimism in the dance music industry.
Complete with interviews from key voices from all sides of the sector, you can read the .pdf doc in your browser here: Music Week Dance Feature
Inspired by the 30th Anniversary of the UK’s most famous UFO incident at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1980, we’ve joined forces with Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich, to launch a spectacular immersive club event at Latitude on Friday 16 July.
Noise of Art’s new show, UFO: Rendlesham Incident, has a peak-time slot from midnight – 3am, where we’ll be bring some of London’s finest club acts and DJs to the festival’s Music and Film Arena on its opening night.
Expect a 360-degree performance of cosmic disco, surround visuals, space freaks and interactive performers. A one-off live cosmic super-group featuring My Toys Like Me, The 9000, We Are KAN’T and critically acclaimed DJs Severino and Ben Osborne will all be providing the interstellar soundtrack.
The event will be followed by an Alien Art Hunt at Latitude Festival on the Saturday and Sunday, featuring real artworks for finders to take home. Look out for details of the high profile and up and coming artists involved, and where the hunts will be. If in doubt, ask an alien.
More info to follow here on noiseofart.org soon…