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SmArt Lab launches Sunday

by on Jun.02, 2015, under Events

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Sunday 7 June
SMART LAB
White Noise – Live
Ben Osborne – resident DJ
Free entry to DJ bar/ restaurant and canal terrace (additional pay-as-you-go payments for bands).

The Barge House, 46a De Beauvoir Crescent, London, N1 5RY, London

3:30pm – 11pm

Our next paddle through the cultural shockwaves still rippling from the era of psychedelia draws inspiration from seminal London counter culture night club, the Arts Lab.

A short-lived experimental club night, Arts Lab was opened in 1967 by Jim Haynes, a leading figure in London’s counter-culture.

Amongst Arts Lab regulars was a young David Vorhaus, who formed pioneering electronic band White Noise in 1968, with his partner Deliah Derbyshire – herself a prominent member the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Deliah was also responsible for the Dr Who theme tune.

White Noise’s first LP, An Electric Storm, is widely regarded as the UK’s first proper electronic LP. David and White Noise will be making a rare live appearance at Smart Lab.

Other regulars at the original Arts Lab included John Lennon, Yoko Ono and David Bowie – who performed at Arts Lab in December 1968 and later set-up his own Beckenham Arts Lab in honour of the central London version.

Smart Lab is inviting people from every genre of the arts and technology to come and get creative. The original Arts Lab invited people to pay what they wanted to. For the new version the music in the bar and on the canal side is free, but to see the additional acts in the live room the audience pays per performance. The acts set the fee for each performance themselves.

Smart Lab is held on the banks of the Regent’s Canal in Dalston at the Barge House, home to the popular Sunday brunch – Breakfast in Bread.

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Noise of Art Starts Week of Events on 13 March with electronic legends White Noise and Z, live and panel discussion

by on Jan.29, 2015, under Events

szajnerNoise of Art launches into 2015 with a week of events, starting with two events on Friday 13 March, followed by panels, live shows and club nights in and around London’s Convergence festival.

At 6pm on Friday 13 March Noise of Art is teaming up with French Music Export Office, Institute Francais, Rough Trade East and The Wire to present two celebrated pioneers of electronic music – White Noise‘s David Vorhaus and Bernard Szajner, aka Z.

There’s more information about this one-off event on Rough Trade’s site here.

Straight after we’ll be heading over to The Social, where 1960s electronic legends White Noise will perform a completely new set live. We heard a bit of this last night and  it’s, um, rather good. The live show will be followed by a Noise of Art vs Heavenly Social club night.

More information about White Noise live and the Noise of Art club night  – including where to get tickets for live show (the club is free) – is  on The Social‘s website now.

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Noise of Art at Latitude

by on Jul.01, 2009, under Events

Ben Osborne's Noise of Art at Latitiude Festival

Noise of Art at Latitiude Festival

Noise of Art presents
Love Bites – Dance of The Vampires
Latitude Festival
17-19 July 2009
Featuring

They Came From the Stars I Saw Them, Serge Santiago, Les Hommes Du Train, Ben Osborne, Overlap, The Immaculate Extremists, Prick Image, Your Mum, Films from the BFI
and more
Noise of Art returns to Latitiude Festival to present a Disco Horror Show featuring vampire films going back to 1910.
other acts at the festival include Pet Shop Boys, The Phenomenal, Handclap Band, Speech Debelle, Ladyhawke, Doves, Datarock, Maps, Bishi, Little Boots and many more
http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk/lineup/artist.aspx?aid=b96316ec-4c04-4745-a045-9d467cfe9eb8
Noise of Art founder, Ben Osborne, has recently been awarded the prestigious a New Music Plus Award, by the PRS Foundation in the UK.

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