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Stream Red Snapper & Noisy Pots From New Live Residency at The Riverside

by on Oct.10, 2020, under clubs, Events, film, music

We are back with the Woodbridge Festival of Art And Music on Sunday 11 October 2020 to premier the fourth instalment of their on-going live and online 2020 festival, in association MSF at The Social, London and Cross Club and Move Association in Prague.

Sunday’s broadcast features the sold-out COVID secure live show of influential electronic Jazz pioneers Red Snapper at The Riverside, Woodbridge, and the UK debut of up-and-coming Czech act Noisy Pots – playing live in Prague.

Noisy Pots are a jazz and classically trained duo who make electro from kitchen utensils and pots and pans – hence the name. Noisy Pots appear as a part of MSF‘s pan European network involving The Social, London and Noise of Art in the UK and Move Association and Cross Club in Prague. One of several European acts scheduled to perform our events before COVID made touring impossible, they release their new single, Khan, this week and are currently building a following amongst UK tastemakers.

Red Snapper will be releasing long awaited new material this year. Their track Truth 1 (currently getting airplay on BBC 6 Music) is the first of three new singles, while an album will be released in 2021.

Best known for their unique and dramatic sound and passionate live performances, Red Snapper embrace deep funk, hip-hop, dub, psychedelic surf and afro-jazz. Their track Spikey is featured on El Camino, the recently released Netflix Breaking Bad film directed by Vince Gilligan. They tour globally and support acts such as Massive Attack, Bjork, The Prodigy, De La Soul and The Fugees.

Red Snapper’s unique show in Woodbridge saw them perform a one-off collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Tim Hutton, whose credits include working with acts such as Afrika Bambaataa, Groove Armada, Amy Winehouse, Professor Green, Mike Skinner and many more.

“It is with immense gratitude we accepted an offer to play at The WOODBRIDGE FESTIVAL in Suffolk. We look forward to being part of this innovative festival,” Says Red Snappe’s Ali Friend.

Woodbridge Festival programme director DJ Ben Osborne, says: “Snapper first caused a stir when Andrew Weatherall stepped-in to remix their debut single in his Sabres of Paradise partnership. Snapper have made a huge and unique contribution to UK music and influenced acts worldwide since then. They’re forefathers to the current crop of British jazz acts bringing virtuoso musicianship into clubs around the world, and are one of the most exciting live acts in soul and dance.

Noisy Pots are at the forefront of the new scene in Prague and have matched the DIY approach of post punk, by using household objects, with contemporary electro.”

This show is part of Noise of Art‘s on-going online series of acts recorded live at real venues, and is part of the Woodbridge Festival Live monthly residency Woodbridge Live at The Riverside. The next Riverside live show is on 2 November and will feature three live acts (to be announced) and resident DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art).

Woodbridge Festival are holding a watch event for Sunday’s broadcast at The Table in Woodbridge, with DJ Ben Osborne, from 6pm. Please be sure to book if you are attending.

The online event is also raising funds for the Save Our Venues Campaign, nationally co-ordinated by Musicians Union and Music Venues Alliance.

Please donate here: https://saveourvenues.co.uk/#/

The event is supported by Arts Council England using public funding.

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Noise of Art – Covid-19 Update

by on Mar.28, 2020, under clubs, Events, film, music, music and film, performance art, theatre

Following government advice Noise of Art is currently suspending all activity while we observe social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

While halting activity, we look forward to collaborating again with the many partners we have worked with over the last 15 years. These include the National Portrait Gallery, The Social, Chateau Perché Festival, First Light Festival, The Tate, BFI, The Cross Club Prague, Move Association, Southbank Centre/ Royal Festival Hall, Village Underground, Apple Records/ The Beatles, MaMA Festival (Paris), National Maritime Museum,  Latitude, The Roundhouse, French Music Export, Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music, to mention a few.

We wish them, all of you reading this and our colleagues in other European countries and elsewhere, many of whom had gone into lockdown before us, well during this unprecedented period.

While all the events we had lined-up this year are suspended, we hope that many of them will still happen at a later date. This includes plans for events in the UK, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Germany, Netherlands and Italy.

 

And while events such as First Light Festival have been suspended for 2020, we hope we may be able to involve these partners in our other projects later in the year.

Some of our European dates, which were scheduled to begin in April, are potentially still going ahead, although it is unlikely they will take place soon.

Noise of Art’s programming role in the Woodbridge Festival will also still go ahead, although we’re expecting a delay to the original date – which was the Weekend of 11 July.

DJ Ben Osborne played the National Portrait Gallery. This has now also become the last DJ date at the gallery until it re-opens in 2022, after a major refurbishment. It marks a ten year stint since Noise of Art held our first whole building event at the NPG in 2010. And 10 years since we first suggested regular  DJ slots to the gallery’s then music team. We are proud DJ events have run weekly ever since and we hope they will return to the gallery when it re-opens.

Here are some of the dates we hope to reschedule as soon as possible: 16 March, 20 April, 18 May at The Social, London, MSF including Wide Days (Scotland) launch event, 20 March, 10 April, 24 April, 1 May, 15 May, 22 May Freudian Lips, London, 30 March First Light Festival launch party, Lowestoft, 5 April,7 June, 5 July 1st Sundays, Hacheston, Suffolk, 8 May Turk’s Head Festival, 19 June Little Chill Festival (may still be on – keep checking), 20 June First Light Festival, 27 June Glastonbury Festival, 11 July Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music, plus dates in Prague in April, May and June and other European dates later this summer.

Stay safe and stay in until it’s safe to go out.

We hope you can find ways to be creative, laugh, share things, indulge your community spirit and regularly applaud the NHS and other health workers from your door steps and windows every week.

See you on the other side.

Love Noise of Art x

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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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June 2019 Events – First Light, Glastonbury, Cross & Move Festival Prague, Chateau Perché

by on Jun.19, 2019, under clubs, Events, film, music, music and film, performance art

EVENT ONE – FIRST LIGHT
With appearances at next week’s Glastonbury and Prague’s Cross Festival, NoA founder DJ Ben Osborne is co-curating the DJ line-up of First Light Festival, the free, non-stop, 24-hour multi arts festival taking place on Britain’s most easterly beach on 22nd June in Lowestoft, Suffolk.
DJ LINE UP: Gilles Peterson, A Man Called  Adam, Wayne Hemingway, Faze ActionBen Osborne, Flying Mojito Bros, Jack Hemingway, Luna Cohen Solal, Nathan X, Boby G, Infamous Alliance, Purple City Records, DJ Hustle, Tallulah Goodtimes, Richard Haugh, Smoothgroove and more acts, art, Suffolk Shorts. film, street and beach food, family entertainment. Non stop all night long.

Kicking-off with sets from Talvin Singh and a Man Called Adam and followed by a special sundown set by BBC 6Music’s revered DJ Gilles Peterson, the dance acts will also feature seaside sets from Faze Action, Ben Osborne, Jack Hemingway, Flying Mojito Bros and many more

There will also be a Noise of Art curated beachfront silent disco, with a special guest performance by Wayne Hemingway, one of First Light’s founders and a prolific collector of vinyl from northern soul, through funk, underground, disco and boogie.

The multi-arts free-entry festival will feature stages and performances on the beach and in the Japanese Gardens. The silent disco and after hours Gilles Peterson set will be ticketed separately, as will a beach front screening of Danny Boyle’s acclaimed Sunshine.

Danny Boyle, the Oscar winning director of new Suffolk based Beatles-less film ‘Yesterday’, will present the film himself.

Line-up – DJ strand
The brilliantly eclectic BBC 6Music radio presenter and international club DJ Gilles Peterson will bring the best world-wide vibes to the beach for a sunset session This will be followed by a ticketed after hours show at the club venue. Best known as a radio presenter on Saturday afternoons on BBC 6Music and label boss for acid jazz, Talking Loud and Brownswood record labels, Gilles is a global tastemaker, avid record collector, curator and music producer.

A Man Called Adam, one of the main UK acts to fuse jazz and Latin with dance music, are responsible for spearheading Balearic House, Chill Out and UK House/ Nu disco. Their recently-released album Farmarama (Other Records 2019) has been described as “brilliant” by Gilles Peterson and “the sound of summer 2019” by Danny Rampling.

Faze Action (DJ Simon Lee). Simon, along with his brother Robin, is Faze Action. He’s been producing, playing live and DJing for over 20 years and released five acclaimed artist LPs and countless remixes. Simon’s one of the most credible and original artists within the growing Disco, House and Balearic scene. Faze Action’s live shows have seen them connect with audiences on every continent including Glastonbury and support for Groove Armada’s US tour.

Playing on various stages, Ben Osborne is a DJ, writer, musician and award-winning creative producer. He plays clubs and  festivals internationally, including numerous shows at nearby Latitude, and seeks-out unusual venues, such as DJing at the top of an exploding BT Tower (for the Olympics). He’s collaborated with a wide range of artists and joins First Light after recent slots with Groove Armada and Booka Shade. He’s presented radio shows for Xfm, NME, NTS and Totallyradio and is the founder of Noise of Art.

Jack Hemingway will be playing on the Sunlight stage and joining Gilles Peterson and Ben Osborne at the afterhours club event. A  multi-disciplinary designer by day, his extra-curricular record collecting has seen him manning the turntables at London’s on-point audiophile night spots Brilliant Corners and Spiritland, as well as playing on the airwaves of  legendary online radio stations NTS and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. Expect a varied and energetic mix of genres, tempos and flavours.

Pan-American disco bandoleros The Flying Mojito Brothers have been rising through London’s club-land making Americana danceable again. Producer/musician Ben Chetwood and DJ/digger Jack Sellen’s shows feature on-the-fly remixing, edits, live instrumentation and tripped-out visuals. They specialise in turning soft-rock shoe shuffles into tasteful dance floor dynamite. Their refry of 77:78’s Chilli, on Heavenly recordings, was the ubiquitous Balearic track of summer 2018.

Luna Cohen Solal, a Paris-born, London-based DJ whose eclectic style brings together music from the past and present, familiar and foreign, from Nigerian boogie to UK garage, old-school hip-hop to Nu disco. She is a resident at Sketch in London and has been playing her uplifting tunes at parties all around the world, from Paris Fashion Week to the beaches of Zanzibar.

The Moon Dance Silent Disco Line-up,Sign up for headphone hire
Silent Disco has become a popular way of getting around noise restrictions. But the concept originated as an arts project that re-shaped the dancefloor, with DJ channels playing radically different styles of music. First Light takes it back to these roots, with a line-up of distinguished DJs known for playing different styles. People will be able to switch between dancing to the best in Northern Soul, Afro House, Electro Swing, Jazz Funk, Latin, Detroit Techno, Hip Hop, Broken Beat and Disco. What condition the dancefloor will end up in is anyone’s guess.

The late night beachfront silent disco features a very special guest performance by Wayne Hemingway, one of First Light’s founders. As well as being a leading designer and the force behind numerous projects, including Vintage Festival, Wayne is a consummate DJ and a prolific collector of vinyl, with a much respected collection of everything from northern soul, through to funk, underground disco and boogie.

Matt Bayfield and Purple City Soufflé present Etch and Jabru
Matt is CEFAS / First Light’s artist in residence and also a Lowestoft local. As well as film & video work, Matt runs the  Purple City Souffle broken beat record label. Featuring acts such as Etch and Jabru , the label’s attracted airplay by Tom Ravenscroft on BBC Radio 6, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide and support from  by Andrew Weatherall, Groove Armada and Black Madonna Tonight’s set will see Matt is presenting a label showcase.

Nathan X
DJ / Producer Nathan X grew up in Lowestoft and was once briefly in a band with local hero Justin Hawkins (The Darkness). He co-formed The HouseBreakerz – the 2ToneHouse music act signed to Basement Jaxx/Atlantic Jaxx / XL Recordings. He’s also produced with Stereo Mc’s and Fat Boy Slim, remixed many well known artists and DJ’ed all over the world, from V Festival Glastonbury (UK), Snowbombing (Austria), Aura (Ibiza), Switch Asia (China), & Ultra Music Festival (Miami). He has just finished recording a new track, The Weekend – which he will debut at First Light.

Richard Haugh – Introducing BBC Radio Suffolk
The longest serving presenter of BBC Radio Suffolk’s Introducing programme, Richard Haugh joins First light on the beach to play a trade mark eclectic set that spans everything from indie dance to punk funk and acid jazz. Richard grew-up in Ipswich and for a long time co-ran the Uprock night, hosting acts such as Mumford & Sons and Ed Sheeran.

Tallulah Goodtimes.
Tallulah Goodtimes is a leading Suffolk-based electroswing DJ, producer and singer. Her high energy performances draw the crowd into the vintage sounds of yester-year combined with the beats of today – goodtimes electroswing at it’s finest! She combines singing with DJing, and also works with her music collective The Goodtimes Republic – a DJ/live electroswing extravaganza, to create musical fun and mayhem.

Jimmy Green (Infamous Alliance)
Jimmy and Ben are two halves of the Infamous Alliance, the Ipswich-based rare groove and hip hop DJ dream team and residents at the town’s Smokehouse music venue. Jimmy Green’s Scratch Skills have seen him play support slots for hip hop founding father Grandmaster Flash.

Boby Glo
The new girl on North London’s afro house party scene, Londoner Boby Glo’s love of music takes in Indie to Neo-Soul, while her sets specialise in Lo-fi and Afro House. She is a resident at Camden Underground.

Smoovegroove
Smoovegroove’s career began at the start of the 1990s and the arrival of Detroit Techno on the European underground scene. He joined the Offworld tour of
the freshly liberated Eastern Block states – Bassmental ’91. Through this he became involved in early Berlin techno and began his radio show. He currently broadcasts on Ipswich Community Radio (ICR FM) – the UK’s longest running community radio station.

7AM
DJ Hustle
Popular DJ and regular fixture at Suffolk’s Sub Love parties, DJ Hustle has a love for all things bass-line and is known for tearing-up dance floors with quick fired break beats. At First Light he’ll be revealing a more gentle side, with a spine tingling ambient set in the early sunrise.

10 AM
Jack Hemingway and Ben Osborne
Harking back to Big Chill Festival’s regular Sunday midday closing sets, where Norman Jay MBE would make sure the festival danced into Sunday with smiles on their faces, Ben and Jack will be digging through their crates of collectables for tracks that bring on the Sunshine.

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Noise of Art launches 2015 activity and Boom Room 13-16 March

by on Mar.10, 2015, under clubs, Events, film, music, music and film, performance art

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Boom Room #1 - nuclear airforce base

Noise of Art launches into its tenth year of activity with a series of events in and around London’s Convergence Festival. The events, two in conversation sessions and three gigs, take place 13 March – 16 March in London.

Noise of Art’s Boom Room project is inspired by the role sound manipulation has played in electronic music. It will be turning unusual locations and buildings into musical effects units to be used live – starting with a disused nuclear airforce base at Benwaters and the Adnams brewery in Southwold.

The line up includes: Andrew Weatherall, Mental Overdrive, White Noise, Bernard Szajner (aka Z), Saycet (Paris), Ben Osborne, Eat Lights Become Lights, White Noise Sound (LP launch), Clara Brea, Addictive TV and more to be announced.

Organised in and around Convergence Festival, Noise of Art is also partnering with the Mayor of Paris, French Music Export Office, Institut Francais, Rough Trade East, The Wire, Heavenly Social, Big Chill House, Woodbridge Art and Music Event, Old Jet Studios and Adnams.

Friday 13 March
In Conversation with Bernard Szajner, David Vorhaus (White Noise). Chaired by Jennifer Lucy Allen (The Wire, The Guardian), Rough Trade East, Dray Walk, Brick Lane, London E1. 6pm-7pm. Free Entry

Friday 13 March
White Noise (Live) plus DJs – Heavenly Jukebox, Ben Osborne, David Agrella, The Social, 5 Little Portland Street. London W1W 7JD. 7pm-2am. Ticket price: £6.50

Saturday 14 March
The New Digital Wave – How Has New Technology Impacted on the Arts in the UK and France? Panel discussion with Pierre Lefeuvre aka Saycet, Hugo Arcier, Jean-Paul Fourmentraux, Addictive TV. More details, participants and venue to be announced.
Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2DT. 2.30pm. Free Entry.

Saturday 14 March

Noise of Art presents Mental Overdrive b2b with Ben Osborne + Guests
Big Chill House, 257-259 Pentonville Road; Kings Cross; London N1 9NL. Free Entry

Monday 16 March
Noise of Art’s Boom Room with Andrew Weatherall, Eat Lights Become Lights (new live show debut), White Noise Sound (LP Launch), Mental Overdrive (Love OD, Norway), DJ Ben Osborne (Noise of Art), PLUS Saycet (France) LP Launch, Clara Brea and more. Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ. £10 advance

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