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Noise Research / Ian Simpson gigs for 2013

Posted in blog, gigs, live music, news, Noise Research, Sound Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2013 by electronicmusik

Gigs for 2013 so far (keep checking for updates)

20th January – Blank Canvas, Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (guitar)

28th January – Open Mind, Fuel, Withington (as Noise Research)

17th February – Mopomoso, Vortex, London (with Kipple)

7th March – Centrifuge, Ducie Bridge, Manchester (guitar)

8th March – Xposed Club, University of Gloucester, Cheltenham (NR solo)

20th March – Acoute, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool

19th May – iSplash – Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (guitar / perc)

21st May – Centrifuge #21, Ducie Bridge, Manchester (Frakture event)

25th May – Chorlton Arts Festival – St Werburghs Church, Chorlton (Wire Assembly)

25th June – Centrifuge #22 – Ducie Bridge – Manchester (guitar / perc)

21st July – Blank Canvas, Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (with Wire Assembly)

22nd July – Centrifuge, Fuel Cafe Bar, Withington, Manchester

10th Sept – Centrifuge, Lamp Tavern, Birmingham

15th Sept – Just a Minute, Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (Frakture gig)

16th Oct – Acoute, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool (acoustic guitar / perc)

4th November – Centrifuge, Fuel Cafe Bar, Withington, Manchester

20th Nov – Noise Upstairs, Riverside, Sheffield (duo with Herve Perez)

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Noise Research / Ian Simpson gigs for 2012 – 13

Posted in blog, gigs, live music, news, Noise Research, Sound Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2012 by electronicmusik

Gigs for 2012 (scroll down for 2013)

15th January – Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (as part of Kipple)

26th January – Islington Mill, Salford (as Noise Research)

2nd February – Kro Bar, Manchester (as part of Centrifuge)

19th February – Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (as Goldilocks Axe Murder)

17th March – The Lanternhouse , Ulverston (as Noise Research)

15th April – Ship and Mitre – Liverpool (iSplash night)

22nd April – Antwerp Mansion– Manchester (Video Jam)

10th May – Fuel – Withington (Noise Upstairs)

20th May – Ship and Mitre – Liverpool (with Id of Mobius)

22nd May – Kro Bar Oxford Rd, Manchester (with Centrifuge)

7th June – Acoute #4, Bluecoat, Liverpool (acoustic performance)

13th June – Noise Upstairs, Sheffield (as part of Kipple)

14th June – Noise Upstairs, Fuel, Manchester (as part of Kipple)

3rd July – Centrifuge, Riverside, Sheffield

25th July – Acoute #5, Bluecaot – Liverpool (acoustic performance)

14th September – Crimson Grail – Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool (with Rhys Chatham)

16th September – Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (duo with Rob Harrison)

20th September – Centrifuge #18, Ducie Bridge, Manchester

6th October – Centrifuge #19, Gregson, Lancaster

22nd October – Notes & Sounds, Red Deer, Sheffield (with Wire Assembly)

8th November – Noise Upstairs, Fuel, Withington (with Wire Assembly)

14th November – Noise Upstairs, Riverside, Sheffield (with Wire Assembly)

15th December – Electronic Organica XII, Britions Protection, Manchester

2013

20th January – Blank Canvas, Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (guitar)

28th January – Open Mind, Fuel, Withington (as Noise Research)

17th February – Mopomoso, Vortex, London (with Kipple)

7th March – Centrifuge, Ducie Bridge, Manchester (guitar)

8th March – Xposed Club, University of Gloucester, Cheltenham (NR solo set)

20th March – Acoute, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool

New album on aReW for Noise Research and Richard Knight

Posted in Electronica, Experimental Music, new releases, news, Noise Research, other net labels with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2012 by electronicmusik

Rich Wilmers label ‘aReW’ have released a second album from Richard Knight and Noise Research.

RW-065: Unified Practice – Richard Knight and Noise Research

It’s follows their previous release RW-033 ‘Unified Theory’ from 2010.

download the album FREE here

Electronic Organica X with DOS, Wolf Scarers, Richard Knight & Noise Research

Posted in blog, Electronic Musik, electronic organica, Electronica, Experimental Music, free improvisation, gigs, live music, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2011 by electronicmusik

Electronic Organica X – Britons Protection, Gt Bridgewater Street, Manchester on the 25th March 2011 (a Friday)

Starts around 8.30pm, entry is £3 only with a free cd (if we remember to bring them!)

It’s our tenth event so far and we have a fantastic night for you with live performances from Disco Operating System, Wolf Scarers and Richard Knight and Noise Research

Disco Operating System
The Disco Operating System. A misnomer of sorts, an hilarious wordplay derived from the personal computing term “Disc Operating System”; D.O.S. Pertaining, possibly to the musical form “Disco”, or possibly not. Safest bet is that the Disco Operating System is not specifically any of the above, but does involve itself with sonic structures often of a cyclical nature, more often than not created with the aid of computing devices, and on less than most occasions involving a rhythmical gesture with a nod to your local 1970’s coke palace.
The Disco Operating System is helmed by Gareth Bibby, who takes great glee in creating solid chunks of electronic joy from random patterns of radiophonic detritus and partially melodic undertones.

Wolf Scarers
Wolf Scarers are Simon Prince and Keith Jafrate, both playing tenor saxophones. They’ve known each other for years but have never played together until, after appearing on the same bill at Huddersfield’s Inclusive Improv last year, it occurred to Simon to suggest some duets. So they got together at Oldham Music Centre and scared the pigeons in the neighbourhood for a few Fridays, and Wolf Scarers emerged. Both Simon and Keith have played all sorts of music in the past, and you can hear this in their improvisations, that swerve from gentle meditations that almost become chamber music across to full-blown shout-ups in the true tenor tradition, via, possibly, messed-up marching band funk and deconstructed jazz strut. (No computers are harmed in the making of their music.)

Richard Knight + Noise Research
Richard Knight is a sonic/computational artist, usually performing with digital equipment and an emphasis on spectral ambiguity. Knight also utilises mixing desks as sound sources: a typically passive audio device subverted to become an expressive instrument. Output is derived from the tenuous area between feedback and feedforward – the hazy and perplexing cusp between order and chaos.

Noise Research (aka UK sound manipulatist Ian Simpson) has adopted an uncompromising approach in both playing and performance. Simpson’s source material comes not from the inside of a physics lab but the natural world: birds shriek and water crashes, processed into something altogether more alien as his hands wander around a table containing what looks like the contents of the world’s coolest shed (Cath Aubergine – 2010).

Artwork copyright Ian Simpson 2011

New release from Richard Knight and Noise Research on aReW

Posted in blog, electronic organica, Electronica, Experimental Music, other net labels, Sound Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2011 by electronicmusik

aReW have released a new album by Richard Knight and Noise Research.

Richard Knight and Noise Research – Unified Theory (RW-033)

download FREE here

Richard Knight is a sonic/computational artist, usually performing with digital equipment and an emphasis on spectral ambiguity. Knight also utilises mixing desks as sound sources: a typically passive audio device subverted to become an expressive instrument. Output is derived from the tenuous area between feedback and feedforward – the hazy and perplexing cusp between order and chaos.

For this recording, both analogue and digital processes were used, combined as to blur the distinction.

Noise Research (aka UK sound manipulatist Ian Simpson) has adopted an uncompromising approach in both playing and performance which has led to his involvement as a performer with ‘The Frakture Big Band’ (Liverpool), Noise Club (Liverpool), Janx: The Gathering (Wirral), ‘Gnod’ (Manchester) Aht-N (Cumbria) & ‘Fonik’ (Warrington). He also actively organises and promotes performances in UK including the Pyramid Experimental Music Festival and Manchester based Electronic Organica Nights (co-organised with Richard).

Like Richard, Ian has also used both analogue & digital mediums to produce the sounds you hear on this project.

This is the first official collaboration between Richard & Ian although they have performed live together over the last couple of years. Further recording will take place this year which is to include additional musicians / artists.

I’m looking for any who wishes to review this to get in touch (or just go ahead and review !)

Cover art is by Ian Simpson (2011)

Ian Simpson / Noise Research: Gigs for 2011 so far

Posted in blog, electronic organica, free improvisation, gigs, live music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2011 by electronicmusik

These are the gigs I’ll be playing so far in 2011

28th Jan – Britons Protection, Manchester (with Electronic Organica Ensemble)

29th Jan – Antwerp Mansion, Manchester (with Aht-n)

3rd February – Centrifuge 8, Kro Bar, Manchester (with Frakture)

19th March – Kro Bar (Oxford rd), Manchester (with Richard Knight) – cancelled

25th March – Electronic Organica, Britons Protection (duo with Richard Knight)

5th April – Centrifuge 9, Sleepers Bar, Huddersfield (with Frakture)

7th April – Counting Backwards, Fuel, Withington (with Aht-n)

8th April – Frakture Acoute, Bluecoat, Liverpool (acoustic performance)

15th April – Islington Mill, Manchester (with Fonik)

17th April – Noise Research + Richard Knight (duo) Ship & Mitre, Liverpool

15th May – Frakture 6, Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (new improv project)

19th May -Centrifuge 10 (Frakture gig) Kro Bar Manchester

20th May – Open Circuit (with OCRA), The Lanternhouse, Ulverston

2nd June – Counting Backwards (Noise Jam) – Fuel, Withington

13th June – with Charlie Collins, John Jasnoch and Shaun Blezard, Sheffield (venue TBC)

18th June – Lighthouse Media Centre, Wolverhampton (as Noise Research)

26th June – Discus, Sheffield, Venue TBC (with Aht-n)

10th July – Alter Pieces II, St Lukes Church Liverpool (Frakture event)

20th July – Acoute 2 – Bluecoat, Liverpool (acoustic performance)

22nd – 23 rd July – Woodland Gathering, Fellfoot Wood, Cumbria (with Black Forest Orchestra)

25th July – Centrifuge #12, St Annes Church Manchester (part of the Mcr Jazz Festival)

4th August – Open Circuit, The Lighthouse, Ulverston Cumbria (with Focal Gaol)

5th September – Centrifuge, Castle, Oldham St, Manchester

16th October – Blank Canvas (as part of Fraktal with Chris Cundy), Ship & Mitre, Liverpool

8th November – Acoute #3 (acoustic enseble) – Bluecoat Arts Centre Liverpool

17th November – Centrifuge – Kro Bar, Oxford Rd, Manchester

20th November – Blank Canvas (with Aht-n), Ship and Mitre, Liverpool

23rd November – John Zorns Cobra, Bluecoat, Liverpool

Hopefully a couple of gigs in London too, will keep you posted !

Richard Knight + Noise Research recording edit

Posted in Electronica, Experimental Music, field recordings, news, Sound Art, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2011 by electronicmusik

I’ve done some recording with Richard Knight (Pesticide Organica / 1bpm) last week. Hopefully it should emerge as a album soon. Meanwhile here’s a 10 minte edit on Soundcloud !

News as of 6th Feb: This will be released on the aReW label in March 2011

Unified Theory edit – Richard Knight + Noise Research by Noise Research