About

Sounds Arts & New Music in Cumbria

Full of Noises is a sound art and new music organisation based in a public park on Cumbria’s Furness Peninsula. We produce and commission new work from contemporary composers and sound artists through a programme of residencies, performances and public realm installations.

Since forming in 2009, we have produced over one hundred events, including seven biennial festivals, showcasing new work by over two hundred artists. Starting life in the former canteen building of a Trident submarine plant, Full of Noises has hosted artists ranging from Faust, AGF, Hildur Gudnadottir and Tetsuo Kogawa to Laura Cannell, Lee Patterson, Lee Gamble and Ryoko Akama. Touring events have taken place in venues including London’s Cafe OTO, the Liverpool Biennial, the Sao Paulo Biennial, Beacons Festival and National Trust Castles in the Lake District. Full of Noises has been an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation since 2011.

Current projects include a series of residencies with South Walney Nature Reserve, site specific commissions for Barrow Park and an international EU funded project exploring the creative potential of open microphones, Acoustic Commons.

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Glenn Boulter

Glenn Boulter

Artistic Director

Glenn Boulter is a Cumbria-based artist and producer. His practice focuses on forms of written and spoken language with a particular interest in found texts that are often developed into prints, books, performances and sound works.

Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2005, he has produced exhibitions and sounds works for a range of host sites including the ROH2, Sao Paulo Biennial, NHS Hull and Barrow Athletic Football Club. As a founder member of Full of Noises, he has co-produced over one hundred concerts, residencies and events across the UK including seven biennial festivals.

Andrew Deakin

Andrew Deakin

Programme Director

Andrew is a composer, born 1958, in Oldham Lancashire. BA Music and Philosophy. For over 30 years he has been collaborating with choreographers, dancers and film-makers in particular and has held positions on the Boards of a number of organisations including Sonic Arts Network, UK and Ireland Soundscape Community and folly.

From 1993-2003 he helped develop and led the BA, BSc and MA Sonic Arts courses at Middlesex University and undertook research in various aspects of sound, performance and technology. He is a Founder Director of Octopus Collective. In a previous life he worked as a tax officer, plumber and park keeper (not all at the same time!). He hasn’t given up yet.

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Nina Valvi

Marketing Assistant
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Natalie Bowers

Producer
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Shaun Blezard

Producer
Directors:

Linda O'Keeffe, Ailie Robertson, Philip Atkinson, Taylor Nuttall, Richard Foster

 

Past Directors:

John Hall (founding Director), Chris Creswell

 

Past Advisory Board and Staff:

Alex Oxley, Fern Oxley, Ross Dalziel, Fiona Ogilvie, Lisa Whistlecroft, Hwa Young Jung, Dave Mee