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
We can now announce the stellar collection of artists we’ve invited to produce collectable pieces of art for Noise of Art’s return to Latitude Festival next weekend.
The party starts at 12 midnight at the Film and music tent with Severino and Ben Osborne (resident DJs at Horse Meat Disco and Slipped Disco respectively), My Toys Like Me and The 9000 combining to create the music, while The Immaculate Extremists, Overlap, Your Mum and Prick Image crate the visuals and costumed performance.
There will be unique artifacts for you to find and keep created by local and international artists including: Gavin Turk, Stella Vine, Russell Herron, Gareth Bayliss, Schwange, Paul Kindersley, Edwina McEachran, Gemma Land, Andrew Hatfield, Matt Gee, Monique Jivram, Reeka Kapoor, Claudia Forsbrey, Francesca Denega and Corinna Spencer.
The Art Hunt forms a key part of Noise of Art’s immersive club show UFO: Rendlesham Incident, with a club show on the opening Friday night of Latitude (July 16th) and events throughout the weekend.
The theme of these events is inspired by a real incident that occurred in a Suffolk forest in the winter of 1980. Thirty years ago a hapless alien cruise ship landed in Rendlesham Forest next to a US Air Force Base. This was a mistake. The accidental tourist ship was supposed to be landing on the Mountain of Embarrassing Dreams. But the captain, having un-opposable hoofs, entered the wrong data into the ship’s sat nav, so they landed near Woodbridge instead.
During the kerfuffle of getting away from the naturally curious US Air Force, priceless artifacts belonging to the alien tourists were scattered across the forests, towns and fields of East Anglia. Lying lost for 30 years (or a long weekend in alien time), the aliens have now returned to find the lost treasures.
The Rendelsham Forest incident was reported to the MOD by Lt. Cl. Charles l Holt, the deputy commander of the US Air Force base.
Full details of the events are available through Noise of Art’s Daily Newspaper, distributed free at the UFO Disco and on the festival site. The Art Hunt is curated by Suffolk born artist, Mark Scott-Wood.
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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…
Noise of Art throws an intimate party during its month of activity. Continuing current prog embracing themes, this time NOA is inviting spoken art, words and electronic music to rub shoulders in a club environment.
Faro Isles performer, Budem, will start the evening’s music with a rare opportunity to see a UK performance of his version of the Faro isles story telling traditions. Combining theatre, literature and folk music traditions, his performances are mesmerising and like nothing you’ve seen before. This is the second appearance at Noise of Art, but given the last time was at the Royal Festival Hall, this promises to be a far more intimate affair.
Electronic audio visual outfit Sculpture make their Noise of Art debut with a new set that they’ll be touring around European festivals later this summer. And DJ Ben Osborne will be topping and tailing the night with a typically dancefloor shaking set.