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French Touch London Exhibition To Move to France

by on Apr.04, 2017, under Events

078_DJ567_french_touchThank you everyone who supported the London edition of our exhibition on the history of French electronic music. It featured sell out shows and major media coverage, including DJ Mag (left), the Guardian (Number two in the 10 Best Things This To Do in the UK – see below), Mixmag UK and Mixmag France, Time Out, Arts Desk and many more.

The main exhibtion took place in our partner venue The Red gallery, as well as related events at Kamio, Big Chill Bar, Jazz Cafe (as part of Convergence) and Village Underground.

Acts and partners taking part included Jack de Marseilles, DJ Yellow, Black Devil Disco Club, Milan Kobar, Diesel, Ygal Ohayon, Jerry Bouthier, Ben Osborne, DJ Paulette, Eva Peel, Savaggio, Jean Jacques Birgée, Lo Recordings, Chateau Perché, Antinote and others.

Follow on events are set for Chateau Perché, MAMA 2017, Machine de Moulin Rouge (Paris) and Jack in The Box, Mareseille. For more information on the exhibtion, as well as gallery, festival and club bookings, contact info@noiseofart.orgguardian_french_touch_preview

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Noise of Art presents electronic pioneers at Convergence Festival 2017

by on Feb.03, 2017, under clubs, Events, music


Radiophonic Workshop

Andrew Weatherall
White Noise
Orka and DJ Ben Osborne
Jazz Cafe, Parkway, London NW1

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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French Touch – Exhibtion of The Story of Electronic Music In France. March-April 2017

by on Feb.02, 2017, under Events

Noise of Art and Red

Gallery present “French Touch -Voyage Dans Le Paysage Électronique Français”
16 March – 9 April 2017
Private View (open to public) Thursday 16 March.

Friday 17 March LAUNCH PARTY with Jack de Marseille (Discoumt Tickets on sale here)

Events on 16,17, 18, 22, 23, 25, 29, 30, 31 March 6 April and more dates and venues to be announced.
Red Gallery/ Kamio Bar, 1-3 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DT

Noise of Art and Red Gallery/ Kamio in Shoreditch, are teaming-up to present the first exhibition of photographs, film and artwork documenting the story of French electronic music from the start of the 20th century to the present day.

Curated by Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne and Red Gallery, the exhibition will run from 16 March – 9 April and will be accompanied by a launch party on 17 March featuring legendary French DJ jack de Marseille, followed by a series of event in several venues running from 17 March to 8 April.

French Touch features contributions from members of the public, as well as DJs, artists, photographers and key figures in the story of French electronic music – including Laurent Garnier, Jack de Marseille, Black Devil Disco Club, I:Cube, Gilb’r, Antinote Records, Jayhem (Kojak), Chateau Perché, Pierre Henry, Jean-Jaques Perrey, Jean Jacques Birgé , Jean Michel Jarre, DJ Paulette, Isabel Guilet, Lo Recordings and more.

Professional photographers contributing include Olivier Degorce, Edouard Hartigan, Domonic Turner and Jean-Luc Bouchart,.

Documenting the culture that surrounds the music scene, and the moments captured on camera that wouldn’t have happened without it, the exhibition also features some of the characters that shaped the lifestyle associated with music and clubbing.

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Noise of Art’s New Year 2017

by on Nov.30, 2016, under Events

Salad (Undressed) – LIVE
The Woodentops (solo show) LIVE
Diesel (XPress 2)
Ben Osborne (Noise of Art)
Your Mum
and more to be announced
The Hampshire Hog
227 Kings Street, London W6 9JT
Tickets from £5 early bird to £12 for party only (bar food available)
Free entry to entertainment for NYE dinners with a special NYE menu from the Hog’s renown kitchen.

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Ben Osborne at National Portrait Gallery

by on Nov.28, 2016, under Events

ben_osborne_aluna_francis_latitude_2010_portraitThursday 8 December, 2016. St Martin’s Place London WC2H 0HE.

DJ Ben Osborne plays a set inspired by the portraits at Central London’s iconic art gallery. spinning an electronic set spanning everything from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, to deep down and dirty disco.

Ben Osborne is the founder of Noise of Art and is a DJ, musician, writer and broadcaster. He tours internationally at club nights and festivals and has worked at the forefront of digital music, and written extensively about music for newspapers and magazines, including for DJ Mag, Music Week, The Guardian, and i-D. He has published a biography of the Arctic Monkeys and his book on the development of electronic music and club culture has been described as ‘essential’ by Gilles Peterson.

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Museum of Last Parties

by on Nov.24, 2016, under Events

Noise of Art is delighted that the flagship London club Fabric is going to re-open. Earlier this month Noise of Art joined a panel of speakers at The Museum of London to discuss the implications of the club’s threatened closure on the future of club and music culture in London. The event was part of a night organised by Andrew Rutland and Martin Green. The panel was put together and moderated by Alan D Miller, Chairman of The Night Time Industries Association. Speakers included presenter and journalist Sunta Templeton, Andy Blackett (Head of Events and Promotions, Fabric), Henry Scott Irvine (Activist for Save Tin Pan Alley), journalist Kate Spicer and Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne. It was a good and far-ranging discussion, highlighting throughout that we need to protect the capital’s vibrant culture in all its forms. Fabric staying open is fabulous news. A viable and internationally recognised cultural venue has been saved. Congratulations

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Woodbridge Art and Music Event returns

by on Aug.08, 2016, under Events

Woodbridge_2016_eadt_feature26 August – 29 August

Venues: Elmhurst Park , The Riverside (Club Night), The Red Lion, The Table, The Tea Hut, The Anchor, The Cook Shed. London launch event on Friday 26 August and more.

Line up Includes Diesel – Xpress 2, Phil Mison – Reverso 68, The Woodentops, White Noise, Salad, Ben Osborne, Cartel, Caswell, Kelly Pritchard, Kevin Walford, Peter Hepworth, Aartwork, Deben Collective, ICR DJS, NZK, Daniel Jacklin, nonsuchdjs and many more.

Woodbridge Art and Music Event is a weekend festival of music and cross platform art held in the medieval market town of Woodbridge , on a salt water river on the East Coast. It began in 2012 and features innovative acts from a broad range of musical genres. This year’s Woodbridge festival will follow a London launch party, at the Big Chill Bar, Brick Lane, on Friday 26 August, where festival founder, Ben Osborne, has a long running residency.

Previous Woodbridge Art and Music Events have included world renown acts such as Orbital, Danny Rampling, S Express, Polar Bear, Coldcut, , TY, The Woodentops, Justin Robertson, Red Snapper, Diesel, The Reflex and many others.

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Ben Osborne at National Portrait Gallery

by on Jul.13, 2016, under Events

ben_osborne GrayscaleThursday 21 July, 2016
St Martin’s Place?London?WC2H 0HE
Free Entry From 6pm

DJ Ben Osborne plays a set inspired by the portraits at Central London’s iconic art gallery. spinning an electronic set spanning everything from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, to deep down and dirty disco.

Ben Osborne is a DJ, musician, writer and broadcaster and is the founder of Noise of Art and the long running Slipped Disco Club.

“Whether penning features, currating Noise of Art projects or simply playing out, Ben Osborne likes to keep busy. Slipped Disco, his own night, has played a part in rescuing nights for everyone in need of somewhere to let their hair down.” Flavourpill.

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Noise of Art and Ipswich Borough Council presents Ipswich Weekender #1 with Danny Rampling and friends

by on May.17, 2016, under Events

IpswichWeekender 1 revisedSaturday 21 and Sunday 22 May, Hollywells Park, Ipswich IP3 0PG
From, 14:00 hrs in the park followed by events at Pump and Grind, 1 Great Colman St, Ipswich IP4 2AA and The Music Room until the early hours.

Line up
Danny Rampling, Diesel (Xpress2 / Rocky & Diesel), The Woodentops, White Noise, Ben Osborne, Non Such DJs
Rodrigezz & MDL (Poland), The Normans, Peter Hepworth, Richard Haugh, Josh Lock, Blue Kubricks, David Freeland, Mole, Deben Collective, Aartwork and more.

Noise of Art is teaming up with Ipswich Borough Council to launch a series of annual Music and Art festival weekends in the beautiful surroundings of Holywells Park.



Headlining the first event will be Danny Rampling, the internationally renown DJ who kick-started the acid house explosion in London with his seminal nightclub Shoom.

As a leading light of the original Balearic and acid house scene, Danny was amongst a clutch of DJs that recognised the unique cross over potential of the Woodentops, the first band to be respected by both the dance and indie guitar scenes.

The Woodentops headlined Glastonbury and paved the way for bands such as the Happy Mondays and Primal Scream. Despite this shared history, this will be the first time Danny Rampling and the Woodentops have appeared on the same bill.

Diesel, half of Skint signed act Xpress 2 and former member of the Ballistic Brothers, has been responsible for underground classics on labels such as Junior Boys Own, as well as chart topping hits, such as Lazy – featuring Talking Heads singer David Byrne.

White Noise were responsible for the UK’s first electronic LP, An Electric Storm. Their members also helped introduce electronic music to such late Sixties icons as Paul McCartney, John Lennon and David Bowie via their shows at Arts Lab, while their members were also behind the seminal early electronic theme tune for Dr Who.

Amongst the other acts announced in the first wave are several rising local acts. The Normans are a new Suffolk based afrobeat /acid jazz band, Peter Hepworth is a bubbling under singer songwriter, Aartwerk combine traditional sea-folk music with cutting edge electronica, The Deben Collective play unique, improvised electronic jazz funk, Richard Haugh hosts BBC Introducing in Suffolk, David Freeland is a respected rare groove DJ, and Non Such DJs are Ipswich’s foremost Soul DJ tag team.

As well as curating the event, London and Suffolk based Noise fort founder, Ben Osborne will be DJing, playing a trademark eclectic set that Time Out magazine has described as encompassing everything from ‘shimmering electronic delights” to “dance floor bombs”.

The event will also host techno DJ Rodrigezz jetting in from Poland.

The event is being programmed by Noise of Art, which in the past has worked with such leading institutions and festivals as Latitude, Tate Britain, the Southbank Centre (Royal Festival Hall), Big Chill Festival, The Great Escape, Convergence Festival, National Portrait Gallery and British Film Institute,  as well as international acts such as Coldcut, Laurent Garnier, Booka Shade, Groove Armada, The Beatles , Andrew Weatherall, Phil Hartnoll (Orbital), Andy Barlow (Lamb) and many more. Noise of Art also launched Woodbridge Art and Music Event in Suffolk.

The event takes place in Holywell’s Park and Pump and Grind.

Holywells Park is a natural site for the festival. It received a grant of £2.8 million in 2012 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund, to restore the Park’s heritage and improve its facilities to attract  a wider audience to the Park.

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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


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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