“Ben Osborne is a DJ, writer, curator and driving force behind the Noise of Art, a collective which marries electronic music with the performing arts, film and other visual media. READ THE INTERVIEW HERE http://www.prsformusic.com/m-magazine/features/interview-ben-osborne-noise-of-art/.
He is a musician and broadcaster, DJs internationally and has residencies in venues and festivals in the UK, France and Prague.
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Ben is the founder of pioneering music and art organisation Noise of Art. He helped pioneer late night music events in galleries in London, starting with the National Theatre in 2002, followed by The Tate and BFI, National Maritime Museum and more recently National Portrait Gallery.
Noise of Art helped introduce music and film events, and immersive film and clubbing from 2005 onwards with events at Latitude, Big Chill Festival, BFI Southbank, Social Club Paris, Sketch, Queen Elizabeth Hall and more. He’s worked at the forefront of digital music and written extensively about music for newspapers and magazines (including for Music Week, the Guardian, DJ Mag, i-D, The Times and Independent On Sunday, amongst others). He is the author of two books, an Arctic Monkeys biography and a book on the development of electronic music and club culture (described as “essential” by Gilles Peterson). He’s programmed music at leading music venues, art galleries and unusual spaces and festivals.
In 2009 Ben’s work with electronic music, film and cross platform art was recognised by the PRS for Music Foundation, which awarded him a New Music Plus Award – supported by the Arts Council and seven major London arts institutions.
More on Noise of Art HERE
Ben DJs across the UK and internationally and amongst the venues he’s appeared at are Queen Elizabeth Hall, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The Roundhouse, Brighton Dome, National Portrait Gallery, BT Tower for Olympics 2012 launch, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Glasgow Art School, Volks Buhne (Berlin), Brighton Dome, Chateau Du Pompiers Canal St Martin (Paris), British Film Institute, Royal Welsh College of Music and Dance, Moulin Rouge (Paris), Point Ephemere (Paris). Cross (Prague). White Trash (Berlin). Lucerne (Prague), Roxy (Prague) Acropolis (Prague), Village Underground, Ministry of Sound, TEDx, Custard Factory (Birmingham) as well as festivals such as Latitude Festival, Chateau Perché Festival (France), Glastonbury, Century of Sound, Cross Club Festival (Prague). Big Chill Festival, Great Escape Festival, Spot Festival (Denmark), First Light Festival, Brighton Festival, Sonar opening party (Barcelona), Ether Festival, Convergence Festival, MaMA Festival (Paris), Berlin Music Week, Techno Parade (Paris), Europavox (France) and many other festival, clubs, venues and warehouse parties.
“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.
In a diverse musical career, he’s presented the first and longest running specialist show on NME Radio. He also presented one of the first dance music shows on Xfm (Radio X) in London, featured on radio in France, Spain and Germany and has hosted various terrestrial and online shows, released a handful of critically acclaimed 12s under various names, and had music played / made guest appearances on BBC Radio 1, BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, and BBC6 Music.
“DJ and purveyor of the coolest parties in East London, Ben Osborne.” ilikemusic.com.
“[Amongst] the hottest synth-masters in the business.” New Reviews
“When we heard Slipped Disco, Noise of Art, Deep Space Disco polymath Ben Osborne was re-launching the legendary UFO club our brains exploded with the sheer fuck-offness of it” Time Out