Press & Reviews
tNoise of Art is a cross platform collective that celebrates the convergence of music and other artistic disciplines brought about by the digital age.
“Ben Osborne’s Noise Of Art collective has built up an enviable reputation over seven years for putting on cutting-edge club events.” Joe Rudkin, Flavourpill
“An Actual Cathedral of Sound “ The Guardian, Live Review
“We’re in a deep space disco on the banks of the river Thames. Not your average weekend. Noise of Art has seen cutting-edge acts play across the city for the last two days. With its futuristic theme and modernist decor, it couldn’t be a better setting…. turning the crowd into a berserk mass. Out of this world.” (DJ Mag)
“Noise of Art and Red Gallery 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. The exhibition presents the culture surrounding the music scene and features contributions from members of the public, as well as DJs, artists, photographers and key figures in the story of French electro including Laurent Garnier, Jack de Marseille, Jean Michel Jarre and more. The exhibition is accompanied by a launch party (Mar 17, £5) and various other events on 18, 23, 29, 30, 31 March at various venues.” (Time Out London)
“Turning the National Film Theatre into a riverside club and Tate Britain into a two floor dancefloor music venue indicates just how ambitious the organisers are as they seek to represent the clash and synergy of visuals and electronic music, silent films, live bands and whatever interactive artworks are when they’re not posing on the dancefloor.” Dave Swindells, Time Out
“One of Britain’s most innovative art and music collectives” Al Arab
“Any strangers wandering in to the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall would have wondered what planet they were on, then what century they found themselves in… As with all Noise Of Art nights… total artistic freedom, translated completely to the punters – with joyous results.” Ben Hogwood, Music OMH
“When it comes to mega multimedia events, promoter-DJ-journalist Ben Osborne and his collective, Noise of Art, are all over it.” Kate Hutchinson, Time Out Club Section preview.
“Launched in 2005 to bring together electronic music, film and art in interesting ways, [Noise of Art] have staged events at nightclubs, galleries, cinemas and festivals around Europe. Last year that included a massive event around The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ film… and this year they’ve stepped things up yet again with a series of events to mark the 100th anniversary of electronic music.” CMU
“To give you an idea of (Noise of Art precursor club) Train’s ethos, the night held the Guinness World Record for the most DJs to play in one set back in 2003. As a special deep house and Balearic Halloween one-off… Train founder Ben Osborne and Ibiza DJ and Train cohort Chris Coco will also be on hand to dish out further fun and frollicks. a guaranteed good night.” Time Out London
“Staging music events at unusual venues including The Tate, BFI, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, The National Film Theatre and Glasgow Art School, these ambitious cross-platform projects have involved leading electronic musicians and artists.” M Magazine
“A touring exhibition curated by Ben Osborne and Red Gallery traces the history of electronic music in France from the early experimenters up to the present day.” (Mixmag)
“Marshalled by London Collective Noise of Art, some of the UK’s contemporary innovators are gathering… stick around for sets from legendary underground DJs.” Time Out Music Section Preview
“The idea’s brilliant” FACT
“The reason why we’re excited is there happens to be a whole bunch of gayers DJing” Gay Times
Selected number One club and music events of the week by The Times Culture club section, Guardian Guide and Time Out critics choices on many occasions
“If you only attend one gig this month make it this…” DJ Magazine
“This gets a very big Londonist thumbs up.” The Londonist
“You’re unlikely to attend another event in London like this, so our advice is to get your ticket sharpish.” DJ Magazine.
“Celebrating the convergence of visual and audio in the digital age, independent mini festival Noise of Art sails into its winter session with a series of events in relatively close proximity. For example there’s the launch of Cine Lumiere’s Paris At The Movies season at the Institute Francais on Friday and next Thursday they put on an event at the Social with the debut performance of Krazy Baldhead from the Ed Banger label in Paris. But first there’s the party to kick off 2007 at Bar Music Hall in east London, a night of DJs and visuals featuring Lemon Jelly’s Fred Deakin, Sancho Panza’s resident hedonist Matt Brown and Noise of Art founder Ben Osborne. It’s a combination that’s bound to free the crowd from any midweek torpor.” Guardian Guide
“Utilising the Front Room as well as the main hall, this mega multi-media event comes courtesy of Noise Of Art, a collective mixing live gigs with arty clubbing. Tonight’s cast of musicians and performance artists includes former Six Finger Satellite man John Maclean with his emotive techno project, Parisian house duo CF (performing a live soundtrack to 1915 French film ‘Les Vampires’), and DJs playing deep space disco while costumed performers roam free.” Time Out Recommended at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank