Taking place at a secret warehouse location in SE1, to be announced - check http://noiseofart.weebly.com or http://www.elefest.org
On the 40th anniversary of the cult film, Wicker Man, Elefest presents the London debut of Noise of Art's club-based music, film and art show inspired by the 1973 British cinema classic.
The event combines nightclub, cinema, theatre and contemporary dance, accompanied by spoken word performance from stage and screen star Nathaniel Parker.
Parker's leading roles include starring in the TV series Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Merlin. He has just finished a West End run, appearing alongside Dame Helen Mirren in the Award winning stage play, The Audience and is currently rehearsing for Royal Shakespeare Company's forthcoming production of Wolf Hall.
Parker will be reading passages from David Pinner's The Ritual, the book that inspired the film, which have been specially selected for this show by the author.
Original Hacienda DJ and Bugged Out resident Justin Robertson will be playing alongside Noise of Art founder, DJ Ben Osborne, playing stripped bare technoclash club soundtrack to accompany Parker's spoken word performance. The show features Noise of Art's renown cinema-graphic visual projections, live electronic music and a specially created contemporary dance piece.
The event is part of Noise of Art's celebration of the first 100 years of electronic music - marking 100 years since Luigi Russolo wrote Manifesto for An Art of Noises and built the first proto synthesisers in 1914. After the first World War Russolo moved to Paris and started using his electronci instruments to accompany silent films. To start the evening off, Matt Black, half of the celebrated electronic pioneers Coldcut, will be creating a new electronic soundtrack silent film from the Russolo period.
“When it comes to mega multimedia events, Ben Osborne and his collective, Noise of Art, are all over it.” Time Out Club Section Preview
"One of Britain's most innovative art and music collectives" Al Arab
“Bound to free the crowd from any torpor.” The Guardian
"Noise of Art has been staging music events since 2006 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."
"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)
"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
“Ben Osborne’s Noise Of Art collective has built up an enviable reputation over seven years for putting on cutting-edge club events.” Flavourpill
“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
"Unusual multi media events at diverse locations such as the National Portrait Gallery, Roundhouse, summer festivals, and further afield in Paris and Berlin." (The Kentish Towner)