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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 presents electronic pioneers at Convergence Festival 2017

by on Feb.03, 2017, under clubs, Events, music


Radiophonic Workshop

Andrew Weatherall
White Noise
Orka and DJ Ben Osborne
Jazz Cafe, Parkway, London NW1

Fifty years ago Camden hosted one of the UK’s first electronic music festivals. To  start celebrating this anniversary, Noise of Art’s invited the legendary electronic pioneers, Radiophonic Workshop, to headline a special show at Convergence Festival

They’re joined by innovator, DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall, as well as White Noise, the band behind the groundbreaking 1969 LP, An Electric Storm. White Noise’s members were also present at the 1967 event.

Completing the line up are Nordic Grammy winning act Orka, who’ll perform in collaboration with DJ Ben Osborne.

The Convergence event is Produced by Convergence Festival, Noise of Art and Bluedot.

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Convergence Festival presents Noise of Art’s comfortably spun

by on Mar.03, 2016, under Events

Comfortably spun – an audio visual installation By Ben Osborne (Noise of Art) and CAVALCANTI
Noon – until 7pm
Saturday 12 to Sunday 20 March 2015
With LIVE CLUB night on Friday 18 March 7pm-2am
Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DT


For this collaboration, between textile designer CAVALCANTI and electronic music and art outfit Noise of Art, Ben Osborne uses a textile factory in Portugal as an instrument, creating electronic music out of the sounds of looms and tufting machines making CAVALCANTI’s specifically designed rugs. The design of the textiles are then also translated into digital signals and patched through synths, to create other-worldly melodies and baselines.

‘Comfortably Spun’ turns the weaving and tufting techniques used in the textile industry into music.

The sounds and rhythms of the looms and tufting tools have been recorded and arranged into contemporary electronic tracks, using techniques from early electronic ‘tape” music. To complete the creative loop, the designs of the rugs have been digitally mapped into synthesiser patterns, adding melody to the rhythms of the factory.

On Friday 18 March the AV installation will be joined by live sets from White Noise – the band behind the UK’s first electronic LP in 1969, live electronic improvisors, The Deben Collectove and DJ sets from Horton Jupiter and Ben Osborne.

“When it comes to mega multimedia events, Ben Osborne and his collective, Noise of Art, are all over it.” (Time Out London).

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SmArt Lab launches Sunday

by on Jun.02, 2015, under Events

Sunday 7 June
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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April 1914- 2014 celebrations announced – Booka Shade, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada DJ set), Coldcut soundtrack, Woodentops DJ set, We Have Band, The Reflex, Gaggle & many more in London line-up

by on Mar.10, 2014, under Events

noiseofart_wavepaint_logo_100yrsNoise of Art is celebrating 100 years since the first electronic concert with a month of events in April, including the 2014 London debut of Booka Shade’s new live set on 25 April.

Line up includes Booka Shade, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada DJ set), The Reflex, Woodentops (DJ set), Gaggle, Coldcut’s Soundtrack to Etudes Sur Paris, We Have Band (new live set), Justin Robertson, Severino, Generic People, Ben Osborne, Fred Mann, Chris Coco’s Melodica, Jan Pulsford, Diana Salazar, Mental Overdrive, Addictive TV, Overlap, Chris Airplays, Your Mum, Rupert The Brewer and more. Full programme details to date click here.

April marks 100 years since the first electronic music concert in April 1914, when Luigi Russolo played his prototype synthesisers in public for the first time. “Russolo was the first in the chain of the development of electronic music,” (Karl Bartos, former member of Kraftwerk).

Italian music mag Soundwall interviewed Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne about Luigi Russolo and 100 years of electronic music (click here to read interview).

Full programme details (to date) click here.

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Events in Beijing and London in May

by on May.02, 2012, under Events

Friday 11 May at Big Chill House, London
Thursday 17 May Noise of Art plays UK Now Festival, Beijing, China.

Time Out London details here:
Slipped Disco returns to Big Chill House in May with a send-off party for Noise of Art’s new AV piece created for the British Council’s UK Now festival in China. The new work is being created by Ben Osborne and Overlap. More information will be announced soon.

Details of The Big Chill House event
Friday11 May
Big Chill House
257 Pentonville Rd
Kings Cross London
FREE entry

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Launch of KINDERTRANSPORT BFI Southbank, 15-25 April, 2010

by on Mar.29, 2010, under Events

A audio visual pop-up sculpture:

Ralph Koltai CBE
Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)
Fred Deakin (Lemon Jelly),
Film from the BFI National Archive and the Weiner Library.


Noise of Art and Sound and Music launch Kindertransport, an audio-visual installation and sculpture by Ralph Koltai CBE and Ben Osborne on 15 April at the British Film Institute Southbank, London.

Inspired by the mission which rescued 10,000 mostly Jewish children from German occupied Europe in 1938 – 1940, the artwork will tour the European departure points and the UK. Amongst the children saved from death in Nazi concentration camps were important post war figures, including prominant artists, scientists, philanthropists, directors and musicians.

The sculpture is created by Ralph Koltai CBE, a celebrated set designer, artist and Kindertransport survivor. He has been credited for innovating post war British set design.

The project is conceived by Ben Osborne, a Musician, DJ and writer, who is currently participating in the cross platform New Music Plus Award scheme.

Audio visuals for the launch have been created by Fred Deakin, (musician, graphic artist and half of Mercury prize nominated band Lemon Jelly), Overlap (a duo made-up of  fine artist Michael Denton and animated image artist Anna McCrickard) and Ben Osborne.


For further information on the Kindertransport see

For information about Ralph Koltai CBE see

For more information on Ben Osborne click here Ben Osborne


For info on Sound and Music and New Music Plus

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