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Andrew Weatherall

by on Feb.18, 2020, under clubs, Events, film, music, music and film, performance art, theatre

Noise of Art is, like many, shocked and numbed to hear the sad news about Andrew Weatherall, who died yesterday aged 56-years-old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along with many, we mourn the loss of a hugely significant part of the UK’s musical and cultural life.

Our thoughts are with his loved ones and the many, many friends and colleagues who were close to him, were inspired by him and are coming to terms with this sudden loss.

This picture is from a Guardian review of the project he kindly did for Noise Of Art for an event we did in partnership with Rocket Girl, a label he always supported, and Convergence Festival. The first time we talked about it he said he wanted to do it because he could tell from the line-up it was being done for the love. His rider? – “two bottles of that lemonade I like…”

He was, of course, an absolute gentleman.

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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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October Part One

by on Oct.06, 2019, under clubs, Events, music

With a new pan European network launch happening at the Social on 30 October (details announced soon) and a new festival and conference on 9 November in Prague, we warm-up our autumn events on Wednesday 9 October with an intimate night in Camden. Details below.

Wednesday 9 October Kings Cross in Camden Cluster presents… Martyn Ware (Human  League/ Heaven 17) & Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)

The Constitution, 42 St Pancras Way London NW1 0QT. Phone: 020 7387 4805. Free Entry 7pm-11pm

Martyn Ware, the electronic music pioneer who formed legendary synthesiser groups Human League and Heaven 17, will be making a rare DJ appearance with Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne, at proper London music boozer, The Constitution, in Camden. The writer of classic songs such as Being Boiled, the evergreen (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thing, which was banned by the BBC at the time, and Temptation,  Martyn Ware’s work as a record producer saw him revitalise Tina Turner’s career in the 1980’s and kick start Terence Trent D’Arby’s career. He’s also noted for work in Surround Sound technology and, more recently, for the creation of sound installations.

Martyn is joined by Ben Osborne, DJ, award wining creative producer, author of books and founder of Noise of Art. Time Out has described Ben as a polymath and says his DJ sets include “techno, funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite”. His A-Z of Club Culture has been described as ‘essential’ by Gilles Peterson.

Kings Cross in Camden Cluster is a free series of social events run by and for creative people living and working in Kings Cross and Camden area.

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Woodbridge Art and Music Event

by on Jun.10, 2014, under Events

woodbridge2014new5The debut Woodbridge Art and Music Event takes place on Saturday 9 August and Sunday 10 August in the medieval market town of Woodbridge, Suffolk, opposite ancient Sutton Hoo.

Situated next to a tidal river, one hour and thirty minutes from London, the event features a line-up of innovative acts representing a diverse range of music – including electronic, jazz, indie rock, funk, folk, disco, house, electro and more.

Acts announced so far include: Red Snapper, TY, Polar Bear, The Reflex, Severino (Horse Meat Disco), The Woodentops, Justin Robertson, Si Begg, Ben Osborne, Noise of Art, The Intermission Project, Thomas J Spieght, Ben Hauke, Blue Bus Tour, Kevin Pearce, Rhiannon Mair, Artwerk, Jan Pulsford, Non Such DJs, Talulah Goodtimes, Ben Allen, Oculus, Swallow and The Wolf, Charlie Law, U2R and Robert Castellani, plus art installations and exhibitions and more to be announced.

For Tickets click here

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Noise of Art @ National Portrait Gallery and Momo

by on Dec.03, 2010, under Events

Friday 10 December, 2010

Starting at the National Portrait Gallery with an AV feast from 6pm -10pm and moving onto Momo for a club knees-up until 4am.

The night features everything from house to opera, beatboxing to ragas and romantic to robotic.

Music takes over the entire National Portrait Gallery as leading creative producers from PRS for Music’s New Music Plus Award create audio-visual works inspired by and reflecting the building and its portraits.

DJs Ashley Beedle, Ben Osborne and Lady Hot Tangerine, Rupert The Brewer and friends spin dance music of all forms in the Main Hall.

Composer Phillip Neil Martin presents an exploration of voice in the Regency galleries.

Beatboxer Jason Singh creates a sonic response to The Anti-Slavery Convention painting with vocalists Bex Mather and Ranjana Ghatak and poet Avaes Mohammed

Maija Handover installs The Vanishing Walls work in the Tudor galleries using found sounds from historic houses

Pianists Will Dutta and Stuart Davies play Chopin and Liszt in the 17th Century galleries

Outside-in installation created by Ben Osborne, Your Mum and Strap-On – projects the exterior of the Gallery inside and images from inside out.

Inspired by nearby China Town, Overlap explore imagery and music with shifting portraits of Chinese silent movie star Anna Mae Wong

Mark Scott Wood marches his silent political protest past portraits of statesmen in the Victorian galleries.

The Gallery will close at 10pm when the party continues until 4am with Ashley Beedle and Ben Osborne and Lady Hot Tangerine playing around the corner at Momo, Hedden Street, W1.

And it’s all Free entry!

For guest list to Momo email: noiseofart@gmail.com

More to be announced…

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