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Noise of Art – Covid-19 Update

by on Mar.28, 2020, under clubs, Events, film, music, music and film, performance art, theatre

Following government advice Noise of Art is currently suspending all activity while we observe social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

While halting activity, we look forward to collaborating again with the many partners we have worked with over the last 15 years. These include the National Portrait Gallery, The Social, Chateau Perché Festival, First Light Festival, The Tate, BFI, The Cross Club Prague, Move Association, Southbank Centre/ Royal Festival Hall, Village Underground, Apple Records/ The Beatles, MaMA Festival (Paris), National Maritime Museum,  Latitude, The Roundhouse, French Music Export, Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music, to mention a few.

We wish them, all of you reading this and our colleagues in other European countries and elsewhere, many of whom had gone into lockdown before us, well during this unprecedented period.

While all the events we had lined-up this year are suspended, we hope that many of them will still happen at a later date. This includes plans for events in the UK, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Germany, Netherlands and Italy.

 

And while events such as First Light Festival have been suspended for 2020, we hope we may be able to involve these partners in our other projects later in the year.

Some of our European dates, which were scheduled to begin in April, are potentially still going ahead, although it is unlikely they will take place soon.

Noise of Art’s programming role in the Woodbridge Festival will also still go ahead, although we’re expecting a delay to the original date – which was the Weekend of 11 July.

DJ Ben Osborne played the National Portrait Gallery. This has now also become the last DJ date at the gallery until it re-opens in 2022, after a major refurbishment. It marks a ten year stint since Noise of Art held our first whole building event at the NPG in 2010. And 10 years since we first suggested regular  DJ slots to the gallery’s then music team. We are proud DJ events have run weekly ever since and we hope they will return to the gallery when it re-opens.

Here are some of the dates we hope to reschedule as soon as possible: 16 March, 20 April, 18 May at The Social, London, MSF including Wide Days (Scotland) launch event, 20 March, 10 April, 24 April, 1 May, 15 May, 22 May Freudian Lips, London, 30 March First Light Festival launch party, Lowestoft, 5 April,7 June, 5 July 1st Sundays, Hacheston, Suffolk, 8 May Turk’s Head Festival, 19 June Little Chill Festival (may still be on – keep checking), 20 June First Light Festival, 27 June Glastonbury Festival, 11 July Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music, plus dates in Prague in April, May and June and other European dates later this summer.

Stay safe and stay in until it’s safe to go out.

We hope you can find ways to be creative, laugh, share things, indulge your community spirit and regularly applaud the NHS and other health workers from your door steps and windows every week.

See you on the other side.

Love Noise of Art x

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Prague, Europe and Camden Underground

by on Nov.21, 2019, under clubs, Events, film, music, music and film, performance art, theatre

In this 30th anniversary year since the velvet revolution, Noise of Art presents an all female line-up of Czech and UK alt.pop electro acts at The Social on Wednesday 27 November, while our friends at the Czech embassy in London are putting on an electro-accoustic event at Rich Mix and Camden Underground returns with a night of electro at The Constitution’s basement dive bar, on the borders of Kings Cross annd Camden.

More details below…

Wednesday 27 November

Music Sans Frontier: Giudi (Prague), Scarlett Woolfe (UK), Maella (UK/ Cz)

and host DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)

The Social 5 Little Portland St London W1W 7JD Free 7:30-1am

Move, Noise of Art and The Social present a cross border line-up of up and coming Czech and London all female led acts – Giudi, Scarlet Woolfe and Maella – all making their debut appearance at The Social; central London’s revered music commmunty hang-out.

Czech singer Giudi (pictured above) is an artist who blends music with fashion and art. Her electro Alt Pop combines uplifting, sometimes dark melancholic songs with a live and electronic soundtrack; her distinctive vocals managing to be both haunting and melodic. She won the Silver Award for new artist at the 2018 Czech Music Awards. Now signed to the London based label Minimal Surface, Giudi has been recording a new album set for release in February 2020. Her last single, Tribe, a celebration of diversity and inclusiveness in society, made the playlist of  radio stations in the US, Germany, Italy, Holland, France and the UK. The current single, Visions, features a video made in collaboration with Beijing based Taiwanese 3d multimedia artist Veeeky.

Fresh UK Singer/ songwriter Scarlett Woolfe (right)  blends etheral alt pop with disco-punk, electro and trip hop influences. She has already scored chart successes in Europe and worked as a song writer since a very young age with the likes of Jonas Blue and Emily Newman. She is currently breaking out to launch her own new live band, of which this is an extremely early, if not first, gig.

Maella (pictured below) is a Prague born and London bred singer and prolific writer of her own material. Blending her husky but silken vocals and rasping guitars, with experimental production, and a full live band, she is currently studying a post graduate in composition at Tile Yard, Kings Cross,  overseen by Martyn Ware (founder of Human League and Heaven 17). She has just released her new EP Spells and, prior to her move to London in 2016 to study at BIMM, released her debut EP ‘It Is Coming’ under a Prague baused independent label. She has performed at an impressive array of venues including intimate favourites such as The Troubadour, scaling all the way to larger stages such as the O2 Shepherds Bush, Camden Assembly, The Islington, and 229 The Venue. She was the winner of best young singer award in the Czech Republic and her music successfully embraces both rock and electtonic music.

Described as a “polymath” by Time Out, host DJ Ben Osborne is the founder of pioneering music and art organisation Noise of Art, and is a DJ, musician, writer and award-winning creative producer . He plays clubs and festivals internationally, has residencies in London and Prague and has a habit of playing unusual spaces, such as DJing on the top of an exploding BT Tower for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Friday 29 November

Camden Underground

DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)

Beautiful People (Live)

Delroy’s Caribbean Grill House

The Constitution, 42 St Pancras Way London NW1 0QT

Phone: 020 7387 4805

Free Entry

6pm-Midnight

Camden Undergound returns with five piece vocal house band Beautiful People playing live and DJ Ben Osborne spinning vinyl in this hideaway Camden grass roots music venue.

Featuring electro, techno, jazz-not-jazz and disco, Camden Underground is a left of centre night hosted by DJ Ben Osborne and a range of up-and-coming and established DJs; including Flying Mojito Brothers, A Man Called Adam, Justin Robertson, George T and Diesel/ X Press 2.

Host DJ Ben Osborne is a musician, writer and award-winning creative producer . He plays leading clubs and festivals internationally, including residencies in London, France and Prague, and enjoys playing unusual spaces, such as on the top of BT Tower for the London Olympics, The Tate, National Theatre and National Portrait Gallery. He’s presented long running specialist radio shows for Xfm, NME Radio and Totallyradio (Brighton) and has written books on the history of UK clubs and the Arctic Monkeys.

Beautiful People are a new, fully live vocal house band, featuring  bass, keybaords, trumpet, drums and vocals and playing ’80s and 90’s style club music.

Electronica: Vision of Sound  is taking place on Friday 29 Nov at Rich Mix and features Floex and Tom Hodge (Cz/ UK), Mius X Attaray Visual (Hu), Noon (Pl) and Strron & Kubriel (Sk). Celebrating 30 years of freedom from communist rule in Eastern Europe, Czech, Hungarian, Slovak and Polish musicians of a new generation join forces for one-off experience fusing intricate electronics and dizzying visuals.

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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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New events in London, Cardiff, Prague and France

by on Mar.26, 2018, under clubs, Events, music, performance art, theatre

Amy Lamé & Ben Osborne BBC6 Music

This month’s events include music for a new play in Cardiff, DJ sets in Prague and London and on going preparations for Marseilles in July and Chateau Perché in August. There is an interview with Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne on Amy Lamé’s BBC6 Radio show, which discusses some of these events and the relationship between music and art, here – but there’s only a few days left to hear it. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09sv646

Meanwhile, this week sees Ben Osborne play 93 Feet East in Brick Lane on Thursday 29 March, as Salad Undressed (aka Salad) launch their LP. The line-up includes fast rising Czech indie acts The Silver Spoons and Maella, Advance tickets are on sale here for a mere £7. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/431838

Camden underground returns to The Constitution, on the canal in the Camden/ Kings Cross hinterlands, on Good Friday. And DJ Ben Osborne will be collaborating at the Royal Welsh College of Drama and Music with playwright Sophie Rashbrook and director Polly Graham, on the soundtrack for Sophie’s new play Ralph – Enemy Alien, with workshop performances in Wales and London in early April.

Ben Osborne will also return to Prague’s Cross club on Saturday 21 April, in the lead up to a series of events there later this year.

Friday 4 May also sees the launch of Vors Sprung, a new live electronic project, with A Man Called Adam, Orka, Ben 0 & Maella and Sorrdes playing live.

Looking a bit further into the future, Noise of Art’s exhibtion on French Electronic Music moves to Marseilles on 26 July and Tickets for the beautiful Chateau Perché Festival, 10-12 August in central France, are now on sale here and will sell out quick http://chateauperche.com.

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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

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Radiophonic Workshop

Andrew Weatherall
White Noise
Orka and DJ Ben Osborne
Jazz Cafe, Parkway, London NW1
7pm-11pm

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

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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

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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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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
7pm-2am
FREE entry

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