We are very excited to read what Jarvis Cocker had to say about our workshops:
“The School of Noise is one of those ideas that you just KNOW is right: bringing back a sense of wonder & accessibility to music-making. Music is organised noise & organising noise is fun! Dan Mayfield manages to communicate this fact to all those he works with. I doff my cap to him” – Jarvis Cocker
Here is the link to the Independent article on School of Noise where Dan explains more about the project and what the School of Noise is all about – here
We are excited to be part of Illuminations Festival at the Museum of London on the 29th October. Throughout the evening people will have opportunity to have a hands on play with our noise making machines and scientific sound apparatus.
This track was created by live sampling sounds from the construction of a bird box. The sanding, hammering, drilling and sawing noises were recorded into Logic and edited on the fly to create an evolving soundscape to accompany the DIY. After 45 minutes we ended up with a completed bird box and piece of music.
We are going to be visiting Farmopolis on the 1st October to perform and record a live soundtrack as we turn a plank of wood into a bird box. The sawing, hammering, sanding and many other sounds will be captured then sculpted to create a piece of music. This workshop aims to inspire fledgling musicians to explore the possibilities of using different sound sources as well as trying out recording and bird box building techniques.
We have designed a range of t-shirts themed around the different colours of noise. Each colour has a different scientific definition of what that colour of noise means. Available in children’s, men’s and women’s sizes from: shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/schoolofnoise