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Boom Room 2015

by on Dec.11, 2014, under Events

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Noise of Art starts it’s tenth year with a series of events in March, including a night on Monday 16 March at the Convergence Festival, Village Underground.
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As a part of Convergence and Noise of Art’s exploration of technology and art (and following-on from NOA’s sold out series of 100 years of electronic music shows in 2014), NOA returns with a theme that explores sound manipulation’s effect on contemporary music.

To celebrate the origins of sound effects, where early recording studios were built with “natural” echo or reverb, Noise of Art is creating a series of Reverb effects chambers using unusual architectural locations, such as nuclear aircraft hangers on a disused US nuclear airforce base.

Launching this new series at Convergence, Noise of Art has invited pioneering DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall to DJ using the Boom Room effects, alongside two launch sets from Rocket Girl acts Eats Light Becomes Light and White Noise Sound.

Eat Lights Become LightsWeatherall has been at the forefront of UK’s electronic scene since the late 1980s. A tireless innovator, and peerless producer and remixer, with a John Peel like passion for discovering music and sounds,  he’s also one of the most imaginative DJs around.

New Rocket Girl signing, Swansea’s six piece White Noise Sound, combine the hypnotic rock of Spacemen 3, with psychedelia, sonic loops and drones and indie dance floor sensibility. Tonight they launch their much anticipated new LP, Like A Pyramid of Fire, released in March 2015 on Rocket Girl.

Neil Rudd’s boundary crossing project, Eat Lights Become Lights, joins the line up to debut their new live show. Their LP, Into Forever, released in spring 2014, pre-echoed much of the drone and looped based music that followed, containing both dance floor bombs and long, swelling ambient opus’s.

Pioneering electronic musician Per Martinsen (aka Mental Overdrive) and Noise of Art founder Dj Ben Osborne, the creators of the Boom Room effects units, will be debuting new music specifically designed for the Boom Rooms.

Noise of Art has partnered with Vinita Joshi and her Rocket Girl label for this event. Long term champions of off centre music, Rocket Girl has consistently supported quality acts too often ignored by the mainstream.

The Boom Room.

Created by pioneering Norwegian electronic artist Mental Overdrive and Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne, the “natural” echo chambers being used tonight will be linked over broadband to Village Underground and used live to manipulate the music being played.

White Noise Sound

White Noise Sound

Sound effects and the manipulation of recorded music have been at the heart of modern music since Sam Philips first added echo to Elvis’ vocals and Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry used magnetic tape to turn industrial sounds into music.

Early recordings effects were created architecturally – with some recording studios being purposely designed with “natural” reverb, to help recordings sound closer to the real thing.

Noise of Art’s 2015 project uses new technology to go back to these roots, linking the music  made in the venue over broadband to distant echo chambers in unusual places, such as the abandoned bunkers of a nuclear airforce base on Britain’s east coast. To help create these effects chambers, Noise of Art has partnered with The Old Jet studio, a new state of the art recording and tour rehearsal studio set up by Jesse Quin (Keane).

The acts selected to play come from a range of genres, but all have a connected interest in the core of early electronic music’s use of loops and drones.

Additions to the line up and further events to be announced soon.

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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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Eccentronic Research Council ft Maxine Peake launch 100 years electronic music celebrations

by on May.01, 2013, under Events

Noise of Art’s 100 years of an Art of Noises Launch Party with:

Eccentronic Research Council ft Maxine Peake – LIVE
Fil OK (Nag Nag Nag)
Deadstock 33s (Justin Robertson)
Jim Stanton (The Cock)
Scottee (Anti Social)
Gaggle
Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)
Your Mum
Mark Scott Wood
and more to be announced
8.30pm – 4am Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane,  Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ

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Noise of Art starts its celebration of 100 years of electronic music with a rare as hens teeth chance to see the Eccentronic Research Council, featuring Maxine Peake, live

Marking a century since Luigi Russolo, the Italian futurist, published his ‘Manifesto for An Art of Noises’ (1913) and designed what many hold to be the first synthesiser, the celebrations will see a series of music and cross platform art events taking place over the next year. The Launch party references the role Sheffield played in electronic music and the era defining music that came out of London’s clubs at the turn of the 21st Century.

Headlining the show is the Eccentronic Research Council, featuring film, stage and TV star Maxine Peak on vocals. Amongst her many roles, Peake has starred in Shameless, Dinner Ladies, Clubbed and Silk, and is about to headline the 2013 Manchester International Festival.

This is the first time Eccentronic Research Council has played in London (having turned down every previous offer) and will be the only chance to see the cross-platform band perform their acclaimed ‘1612 Underture’ in the Capital. If you miss this you have really missed out.

The core of Eccentronic Research Council, apart from Maxine, are Dean Hohner and Adrian Flanagan, two vintage synth enthusiasts who are themselves part of Sheffield’s electronic and leftfield heritage, having been members of band’s such as I Monster, Kings Have long Arms, The Chanteuse & The Crippled Claw and All Seeing Eye. They count Sheffield legends such as DJ Parrot, Jarvis Cocker and Phil Oakey in their circle.

Keeping the party going all night long, will be a core collection of London DJs from the most legendary London nightclubs at the start of the 21st Century.

Pioneering what was at times called electroclash, electro house, indie dance, new rave, disco punk, the Hoxton sound, Berlin sound and, simply, electro (but all the while trying to wriggle out of having a name at all), the clubs rebelled against the over-produced dance music of the late Nineties and looked back to early synthesiser music for inspiration; something they have in common with ECR’s love of vintage analogue sounds – plenty of which will be on hand tonight.

The clubs, such as Nag Nag Nag , The Cock, Trash and Anti Social, all returned to electronic music’s dirtier sounding roots, but came back with different takes.

Representing these clubs tonight will be Fil Ok, resident DJ and founder of the legendary Nag Nag Nag. Jim Stanton, DJ and creator of The Cock, one of the clubs, alongside Trash, responsible for the sound in London, and Scottee, the DJ and performance artist who, along with Buster, was behind Anti Social, the maddest and baddest new rave club of them all.

Justin Robertson, legendary DJ, Bugged Out resident and original Hacienda Acid houser, will be wearing his Deadstock 33’s hat, a new nom de plume that sees him delve back to the heyday of New York anti-disco in a way that only he could. Check out his sublime new LP on Munk’s seminal imprint, Gomma, to see what we mean.

Meanwhile the DJ’s DJ, Italian stallion Severino, who alongside Jim Stanton was a founder member of Horse Meat Disco (the night that brought disco back), will be flying the flag for his synthesiser inventing and electronic music fathering compatriot, Luigi Russolo.

DJ and Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne will be intervening at various points, incorporating some of the electronic sounds created by Luigi Russolo into his contemporary dancefloor set. And there’s more to be announced…

Details of the next event to be announced shortly.

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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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