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Noise of Art launches Carnival of Colours at Brixton Bloc, London on 12th November.

by on Oct.31, 2015, under Events

Noise of Art is launching into it’s tenth anniversary year with a month of proto-psychedelic happenings at Brixton Bloc throughout December, including an Acid Test Weekender and New Psychedelia’s Eve on 31st December.

To kick things off, there’s a special one-off on Thursday 12 November – details below.

Carnival of Colours Press & Launch Party

Justin Robertson and the Deadstock 33s, Ben Osborne (Noise of Art) and LIVE Superhero Jam

Brixton Bloc, 143 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TP., 5:30pm-11pm

Noise of Art and Brixton Bloc are launching a series of pop-up music and art events in the heart of Brixton. Drawing inspiration from the light art, musical experimentation and avant-garde dance and theatre that pre-figured psychedelia in 1966, the events are named after the Beatles first fully electronic song, Carnival of Colour (which was only ever performed once, at London’s first electronic music festival at the Roundhouse).

The events will include live music, sound pieces, DJ sets, projected art, installations, street art, pop up restaurants and street food stalls, and a Christmas market.

Acts playing during the month include London’s original Acid House hero and DJ behind Legendary Shoom nightclub, Danny Rampling,  electronic band White Noise (who released the UK’s first fully electronic LP in 1969), Horse Meat Disco’s cosmic disco don, DJ Severino, original Balearic darlings and Glastonbury headliners, The Woodentops, Czech electronic trailblazer Boris Karloff (debut London live gig), The Deben Collective and many more to be announced.

After a free launch event on Thursday 12 November, events proper begin on 27 November and continue throughout December, with a festive closing party on 19 December followed by Noise of Art’s New psychedelia’s Eve event on 31 December.

Brixton Bloc is a pop up cultural space in a disused social housing block on Stockwell Road (behind Brixton Academy). London based music and cross platform art collective, Noise of Art, is teaming up with Brixton Bloc and other London promoters, collaborators, bands and artists, to present a series of alternative festive live music, DJ and club nights. The nights lead up to New Year’s Eve, when Noise Art will launch it’s 10th Anniversary year with a celebration of the birth of psychedelia. Full line-up and details of other collaborators to be announced soon.

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Love Latitude 2012

by on Jul.17, 2012, under Events

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Thank you London Evening Standard for spotting the love spreading through this year’s Latitude festival (see pic of our Pandora’s Playground love buggy above).

A massive thank you to all at Latitude 2012. There was no way the rain was going to stop play. A great time was had in the Film & Music Arena. Latitude gratitude to Summer Camp, Dan Avery, The Small Town Bullies, DJ Ben Osborne, Overlap, The People Pile, Ian, Stephanie, Johnny, Matt and Lobster films, and a huge thank you to Apple Corp for the two stunning Beatles film clips from 1967 they gave us.

The Psychedelic Curiosity stage spread the good vibes in Pandora’s Playground, embracing Psychedelia’s folk roots, rock connections, steampunk and the club music continuum. Big Love to the fantastic Kal Lavelle, Ryan Keen, Tiny Dragons, Kevin Pearce, Peter Hepworth, Jake Morely, Si Begg, Fiona Bevan, Antonio Lulic, Artworks, Rupert the Brewer, Emil, Harriet, Jo, Laura, Sue, Ian, Pheobe, KT, Joseph, Mark, Dennis, Matt, Annalea, Rosie, Blanca, Reece, Rev Counter, the irrepressible Preacher Sam, Louise, Fran and, of course, a massive thank you to Tania.

Thank you all for a great LATITUDE 2012! If you missed it you can see part of our line up here

Stand by for more info on Noise of Art’s forthcoming Psychedelic forays…

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Noise of Art’s psychedelic Latitude

by on Jul.03, 2012, under Events

Noise of Art returns to Latitude on Friday 13 July to present a three day Psychedelic Curiosity.

The happening starts with a psychedelic nightclub in the film and music tent on Friday, followed by three days of events on a purpose built stage that pops out of a 1965 VW camper van. The van is a vintage hippy festival vehicle that’s been converted into a solar powered stage.PJF_9913

The line-up includes international bands, up and coming acts and film festival debuts.

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On the 45th anniversary of the Psychedelic movement, Noise of Art’s show re-imagines why Victorian design and fashion was a main ingredient in the Sixties Psychedelic movement.

It imagines that two universes collided in 1967. One was a steampunk world. The other was the Carnaby Street of Sixties London. Which is why, amongst other things, Peter Blake’s cover for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is based on a Victorian circus.NoA Projection simulation

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RE:Play Club night launch

by on Mar.25, 2012, under Events

“A brand new club night that sees great London DJs get stuck into a session all night long.” (Time Out)

Celebrating this month’s transformation of Bedroom Bar into a new two floor nightclub, restaurant, bar and live music space, DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art) launches his new club night RE:PLAY.

Featuring only one seminal guest DJ each month, RE:PLAY is a back to basics club night that gives guest DJs space to express themselves in full length sets and dancefloors time to get on their groove – with one twist. During the set the DJ will play a section of music from a particular point in their career. The period selected won’t be announced before the night, so it’s up to the train spotters to guess the era.

With the first six months of guests to be announced soon, the first guest DJ is Severino.

Hailing from Northern Italy, Severino literally grew up on a diet of Cosmic Disco. A young disciple of Italo legend Daniele Baldelli – the man who gave cosmic its name – Severino became a DJ in his own right during the Nineties.

After moving to the UK to manage Italian label, Disco Inn, he hooked up with Rob Wood (Editor of Jockey Slut) and Michael Morley (Zomba Records/ Lucky Numbers) to start the infamous Happy Families club night. It was soon snapped up for a residency at Fabric.

At the same time he became a fixture at hip venues on London’s gay scene, taking his trade mark house mixes into such clubs as Crash and AM and starting the CODEX club with fellow Italian jock Nico De Cigelia.

His next big break came at the end of the era dominated by electro clash. Jim Stanton, at the time running the seminal electro night, Cock, decided to open a neo disco club in London (Horse Meat Disco) and Severino had the perfect pedigree for resident DJ.

The growth of disco over the last seven years has seen Severino rise to international fame, particularly in New York, which has more or less adopted him as his third home.

In the process he’s became a conduit for the new NYC sound, importing New York’s cool handclap soundtrack back to the UK. Meanwhile he’s formed underground house outfit Hyena Stomp with Nico and started releasing his own material via labels such as Munich’s cutting edge Gomma imprint.

RE:PLAY will be inviting Severino to revisit a set from a classic period of his past on Saturday 31st March, as well as getting him to unearth new gems. Meanwhile DJ and host Ben Osborne will be keeping the dancefloor moving with a trademark genre blending set.

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Psychedelic Steampunk

by on Mar.01, 2012, under Events

Thank you to all who participated in our Phenomenal Psychedelic Curiosity at Village Underground. The night was a great success and we’ll have film of it soon.

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New Year’s Eve: Noise of Art’s Psychedelic Curiosity

by on Dec.04, 2011, under Events

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Noise of Art’s New Year’s Eve event at Sketch, with Ben Osborne, Luca Santucci, The People Pile, Overlap, Your Mum, Walkabout/ Prick Image, Kevin Pearce, Peter Hepworth, Fred’s House, The Medicine Shop, Louise Golbey and special guests to be announced.

New Year’s Eve at Sketch, London
31st December 2011 – 1st December 2012

Sketch, 9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XG

The Noise of Art entry list for this event is now full. If we’re not seeing you on the 31st we hope to see you very soon at our next events in 2012.

Noise of Art returns to the stunning party space at Sketch for NYE 2012, with a new immersive club event featuring music, art, film, performance, dance, surround projections and occurrences of curiosity.

On the 45th anniversary of the UK’s Psychedelic movement, Noise of Art’s new show is inspired by the 19th Century imagery of the late Sixties (think Blake’s iconic cover art and inner sleeve cut out moustaches). The immersive club event imagines that Sergeant Pepper, Pink Floyd and The Avengers were the result of two universes colliding in 1967; throwing people from a parallel steam punk world into the Carnaby Street scene of swinging London (which happens to be two minutes walk from the venue).

The resulting psychedelic Victoriana features DJs, coal-fired flower power, contemporary dancers, and folk singers, curiosities of nature and, visiting the capital for the very first time, the drawing room disco that is a Benefit For Mr Kite, and 360 degree magic lanterns of psychedelic imagery.

Musical acts will begin with Sixties folktronics, and rise to steam-powered cosmic house, psyched-out-disco and coal-fired techno.

 

“When it comes to mega multimedia events, Ben Osborne and his collective, Noise of Art, are all over it.” Time Out“… plenty of great music and top visuals for your dollar.” CMU
“Unique venues… and quality electronica” iDJ
“The idea’s brilliant” FACT
“… bound to free the crowd from any… torpor.” The Guardian
“This gets a very big Londonist thumbs up.” The Londonist
“You’re unlikely to attend another event in London like this, so our advice is to get your ticket sharpish.” DJ Magazine

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Noise of Art NYE 2012 at Sketch

by on Oct.24, 2011, under Events

Noise of Art will be returning to the sleek and salubrious environs of London’s Sketch for New Years’ Eve.

The immersive club night will feature DJs, dancers, performers, film, live music and projections across four rooms.

The third Noise of Art NYE at Sketch will see Seventies sci-fi retro-futurism meet themes inspired by late Sixties Psychedelica. Steam-punk strands continue with a neo Victorian curiosity.

Full details to be made available on www.noiseofart.org soon.

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Noise of Art vs Slipped Disco’s UFO Friday 30 April

by on Apr.28, 2010, under Events

slipped_disco's_ufo_april_10Ashley Beedle (X Press 2), Serge Santiago, Ben Osborne (noise of art), DJ Sonny (Mighty Rumble), Culprit 1 – LIVE (record launch), The 9000 – LIVE, Immaculate Extremists, Your Mum and Overlap.

Big Chill House, Kings Cross, London. 7-m – 4am, Free before 10pm then £5.

NOA teams up with sister club Slipped Disco’s UFO for a night of music, visuals, performance art and DJs. In true prog style the night will span live beat science, wigged out disco, psychedlic re-edits, bass fuelled sci fi funk and wah driven dancefloor rock – while art will come courtesy of regular Noise of Art collaborators, making this the biggest prog concept experience since Spinal Tap recreated Stonehenge.


“When we heard Slipped Disco, Noise of Art, Deep Space Disco polymath Ben Osborne was planning to resurrect the legendary UFO Club, our brains exploded.”
(Eddy Lawrence, Time Out)

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