It’s been a century since Italian futurist Luigi Russolo published his ‘Manifesto for An Art of Noises’ and developed the world’s first synthesiser. To mark the occasion, cross-platform collective Noise of Art are launching a year of celebrations for this important centenary in electronic music, beginning with a monster line-up of cross-disciplinary acts at London’s Village Underground Friday, May 17.
Topping the bill, with more acts to be announced is Eccentronic Research Council, featuring actress Maxine Peake. This will be the first time the Sheffield-based group will appear in London, since garnering critical acclaim for their 2012 album 1612 Underture, based on the renowned Pendle Witch Trials in 17th century Lancashire. The project mixes, music, performance, visuals and spoken word to produce subsuming transmedia storytelling with a message. See here for more info.**