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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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Convergence presents Noise of Art’s Lab/ Comfortably Spun at Red Gallery Friday 18 March

by on Feb.29, 2016, under Events

white_noiseLive club night with DJs, live electronic music and art installation with
White Noise –  Live
Deben Collective – Live
Ben Osborne – DJ Set
Horton Jupiter – DJ Set
Comfortably Spun –  AV Installation by CAVALCANTI & Ben Osborne

7pm – 2am, £5
Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DT

On Friday 18 March Comfortably Spun, Noise of Art’s audio visual installation at Convergence festival, will be joined by a live club night celebrating the legacy of the late Sixties Arts Lab club night.

Arts Lab was one of the first clubs in London to bring art installations, film, technology and experimental music into the same space. One regular who modelled his career on Arts Club’s cross platform art message was David Bowie, who was so influenced by the club that, after the central London venue closed, he started his own Arts Lab in the suburbs.

Tonight’s show features a rare live set by White Noise (pictured), the band behind the UK’s first electronic LP. More importantly for tonight’s show, they were also the band that first took electronic music into Arts Lab – using their otherworldly, futurist vision of music to soundtrack early experiments with pop video. White Noise’s appearance tonight connects today’s experiments in multi media with its London origins at Arts Lab.

Joining White Noise  are The Deben Collective, a live, experimental electronic outift formed by Jan Pulsford, whose credits include works with Cindi Lauper, The Thompson Twins and Nile Rodgers.

On the decs, throwing down a mix of twisted disco and cosmic house, will be Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne and Horton Jupiter, former frontman of krautrockers They Came From The Stars I Saw Them.

The night will also feature Comfortably Spun, an art installation by Ben Osborne and CAVALCANTI, which uses a textile factory in Portugal as an instrument.

There’s more on the Comfortably Spun installation here

http://convergence-london.com/sessions/noise-of-art-presents-comfortably-spun

“Harbingers of a future where sampling and sound manipulation would become the pop norm.” (Quietus on the legacy of White Noise).

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