Happy 2019 and thank you for 2018
As we prepare for our New Year’s Eve event (details here), Noise of Art would like to thank everyone who joined us this year.
We began with a New Year’s Eve shin-dig at the Constitution followed by the first of our series of Czech Republic dates with Move, which took place on 5 and 6 January and were followed by a further ten events, including a residency at The Cross Club in Prague. We will be returning there in 2019 with a new programme.
We launched David Davis’ Brexit Dystopian Disco at France’s Chateau Perché Festival. Here Justin Robertson, Ashley Beedle & Jo Wallace’s Heavy Disco, Jerry Bouthier, A Man Called Adam, Behzad & Amarou, Mechanix, Arklow, Cheng & Oli, Joseph S Joyce, Heavenly Jukebox, Ben Gobble and Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne joined over 200 mostly European DJs, border guards, dystopians and 10,000 beautiful party people in an equally beautiful French castle. We’re back at Chateau Perché in August 2019 and can’t wait.
Other Noise of Art activity included two months marking the end of World War One and birth of the Czech Republic, new music and nightclubbing with our Czech and Dutch partners Jarda and Merlijn. These events were headlined with sets by Tom of Groove Armada (UK) and Booka Shade (Germany) and saw performances by Ben Osborne (Noise of Art), Flying Mojito Brothers (UK), Heavenly Jukebox (UK), Lake Malawi (CZ), Stichting Nederlandse Muziek Export presents Krieg! by Hendrik Jan Vermeulen (NL), Janina Raguse (Germany), Chut Zit (Cz), Hans Hannemann (NL), IAN, Fenn (NL) and more in venues across Prague – including a day of acts in a town square, Lucerna Club, Freemasons Club and Cross Club.
In November we launched the latest leg of the French Touch Exhibition Tour with the wonderful pioneering French techno DJ Jack de Marseille, at the fabulous VV club and gallery in Marseille. We look forward to being back there and having Jack come to play events in 2019.
December 2018 saw the launch of the Women 100 exhibition in Ipswich, at which Francine Perry, aka La Leif, played a live analogue electronic set. It’s easy to hear why Francine is this year’s Daphne Oram Award winner. The exhibition is being run by Ipswich Art Gallery and celebrates 100 years of women’s art since the Representation of the People’s Act, which allowed women to vote and stand for parliament in the UK for the first time. It features a series of pictures by AK Browning (this is one of her pictures), a Suffragette and painter who, amongst other things, put on an early all women art show with Sylvia Pankhurst, shortly before the first world war. Noise of Art will be running some more events alongside the exhibition until May 2019. And we’d like to thank London venues during the year, including National Portrait Gallery, The Social, Big Chill Bar, Red Gallery, Oval Space/ Digital Agenda, Atrium/ TedX, Giant Robot and 93 Feet East .
We’re launching into 2019 with Ben Osborne, Justin Robertson and Flying Mojito Brothers playing Camden Underground’s NYE party at The Constitution, in Camden, London, where Club Limbo are hosting the live room. You can find tickets for that by clicking here.
Thank you all for 2018 and all the best for 2019.
Noise of Art.