Noise of Art

Film & Music Arena, Latitude 2012

Noise of Art presents a night of psychedelic and steampunk happenings, cosmic house, arthouse electronica and psychedelic funk and disco music.
The full line-up features:
Summer Camp (Moshi Moshi)
Daniel Avery (Phantasy)
‘Flying’ from Magical Mystery Tour (1967) and ‘A Day In The Life’ (1967) by The Beatles
Air soundtrack Victorian sci-fi film ‘Voyage De La Lune’ (1902)
Ben Osborne (Noise of Art/ Slipped Disco)
Small Town Bullys (Live)
The People Pile
Noise of Art performers
And more

Summer Camp and Dan Avery have been announced for Noise of Art’s Psychedelic show at Latitude on Friday night in the Film and Music Arena.

Rising boy girl duo, Summer Camp, combine Sixties influenced melodies with neo synthpop sounds. Signed to respected indie label Moshi Moshi, they’ve been earning deservedly rave reviews and selling-out London venues of late. Their live act and visual show promises to be Latitude highlight.

DJ Daniel Avery is on everyone’s lips right now. He’s just been signed by Erol Alkan to his Phantasy label and is about to release the next Fabric mix LP. He’s also been working with producer and DJ Justin Robertson, another Noise of Art regular. All of which makes him a perfect representative to connect today’s club music to its psychedelic ancestry.

Dan and Summer Camp join an already packed line-up of Psychedelic immersive club happenings on Friday in the Film and Music Tent.

On the 45th anniversary of the Psychedelic movement, Noise of Art’s Latitude show re-imagines why Victorian design became a key ingredient in the Sixties Psychedelic movement. It imagines that in 1967 a steampunk Victoriana sci-fi world collided with Swinging Sixties London.

With headline acts announced today, the immersive club show features two iconic films, visuals, projectionists, costumed performers, a troupe of contemporary dancers, DJs and live bands.

As part of the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the psychedelic movement, Noise of Art will be screening, with the permission of Apple Films Ltd, the ‘Flying’ section of the ground breaking Magical Mystery Tour film on a large screen and over a live festival PA for the first time. The sequence is one of five musical passages in the film that pre-figured the pop video – a format which only came into its own a quarter of a century later, with the advent of MTV.
First broadcast by the BBC in 1967, The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour was a product of its era while also being years ahead of its time. The film anticipated techniques that were to become industry standards , such as ad lib film scripts, mocumentaries and surreal Television comedy.

Starting the evening off in true steampunk style, the newly restored Georges Méliès film, Le Voyage dans la lune, will be shown over a festival screen and PA for the first time. Each frame of the film was hand-coloured, making it one of the first ever colour films. It is the earliest known science fiction film and is a genuine steampunk classic. One well-known image, of the spaceship landing in the Moon’s eye, pre-figures the moon on Mighty Boosh by 100 years.

The film has just been restored by Lobster Films, Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema in France and Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage and given a new soundtrack by French duo, Air. This is its first festival screening.
Representing the influence Sly Stone had on the psychedelic movement, eight piece funk band, Small Town Bullys, wear their Meters influences on their sleeve. The Meters’ most celebrated album, Rejuvination, was itself a psychedelic funk classic.

Immersing the whole event in performance and visuals will be on and off stage performances.

Noise of Art founder DJ Ben Osborne will be spinning psych house and cosmic disco, joining the show together and connecting Sixties psychedelic heritage to today’s club music, alongside new visuals by Overlap, Your Mum and Prick Image and performances from The People Pile, Medicine Shop, Wood People, Steampunk and the Noise of Art performers.

Some press comments about Noise of Art:
“When it comes to mega multimedia events, Ben Osborne and his collective, Noise of Art, are all over it.” (Time Out)
“You’re unlikely to attend another event like this, so our advice is to get your ticket sharpish.” DJ Magazine.
“Bound to free the crowd from any torpor.” The Guardian
“The idea’s brilliant” FACT
“Ben Osborne’s Noise Of Art collective has built up an enviable reputation over seven years for putting on cutting-edge club events.” (Flavourpill)
“Strangers wandering into the Queen Elizabeth Hall would have wondered firstly what planet they were on, then what century they found themselves in.” (Music OMH)