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Full of Noises is a sound art and new music organisation based in a public park on Cumbria's Furness Peninsula

  Events

Soundcamp South Walney

Soundcamp South Walney 2-3/05/20

Join Full of Noises, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and invited artists at South Walney Nature Reserve for Soundcamp , an overnight event in celebration of International Dawn Chorus Day.

Niolon Drawing

Acoustic Commons – A European Co-operation Project

Acoustic Commons  A Creative Europe Small Cooperation Project Full of Noises are excited to be a partner in the Acoustic Commons project, which has recently received support from the European Union’s Creative Europe program. The Acoustic Commons is an emerging network of live environmental streams which draw attention to the unique sounds of particular places […]

Ruup

ROOP! 07/09/19

Birgit Oigus, RUUP, 2018 – image by Amelia Harvey ROOP! (Northern/Scottish word meaning ‘To roar; make a great noise’) Sat, 7 September 2019 The Yan, Forestry Commission Visitor Centre Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, LA22 0QJ 14:00-17:00 (listening walk) 18:00 – 19:00 (performance) An afternoon exploring listening in Grizedale Forest culminating in a performance in the Yan […]

Ola Szmidt

FoN 2019 – Concerts, 9-10/08/19

Full of Noises 2019 Fri 9th / Sat 10th August Barrow Town Hall Doors 19:00 for 19:15 start Ends 22:00 Click here for tickets & passes Tickets also available on the door Full of Noises returns this August, bringing new music and sound art to the unique surroundings of the Furness Peninsula. Click here to […]

Works for Barrow Park

FoN 2019 – Works for Barrow Park

  Full of Noises 2019 – Free events in Barrow Park Fri 9th / Sat 10th / Sun 11th August, 12:00 – 17:00 daily Crazy Golf Hack 2 by Domestic Science and invited artists Barrow Park Pitch & Putt We continue our four-year programme of new commissions for Barrow Park with a series of playful […]

FoN 19 – Workshop with Kelly Jayne Jones

Workshop: Kelly Jayne Jones Barrow Park Greenhouse, Sun 11th August, 10:30 – 12:00 ‘Ruskin Rocks’ is a sound and music workshop with sound artist Kelly Jayne Jones as part of Barrow’s annual Full of Noises festival (9-11th August). Kelly is currently working on a new project exploring the history of Cumbria’s musical stones, using these […]

Print your own T-Shirt

FoN 2019 – Print your own T-Shirt

Print Your Own T-Shirt, Piel View House, Barrow Park Fri 17th & Sat 18th August, 12:00 – 16:00 Bring your own t-shirt to have printed with a special 10th Anniversary FoN design by textile artist Susan Deakin. Reflecting our environmental concerns, we’ve decided to produce all our t-shirts in-house using recycled garments and eco inks […]

Full of Noises 2019 - 09-11/08/19

Full of Noises 2019 – 09-11/08/19

Full of Noises 2019 Illustrations by Ellie Chaney Full of Noises 2019 9th – 11th August Venues around Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria Tickets from £7 at Eventbrite (click here) Info: info@fonfestival.org This year’s special 10 year anniversary edition of Full of Noises brings artists from all over the UK to Barrow in Furness to share newly-commissioned pieces […]

Creative People and Places

Call out for Ideas: Creative People and Places – 5&19/2/19

Call out for Ideas: Creative People and Places Drop-in sessions 5th &19th Feb 2019 10:30 – 16:30 Full of Noises, Piel View House, Barrow Park (signposted form Abbey Road entrance) We’re looking for musicians, composers and sound artists from Barrow and the surrounding area to put forward their ideas for an exciting new project being […]

Doremi 2018 3-18/11/18

Doremi 2018 3-18/11/18

Doremi 2018 Open Day – 3/11/2018 Exhibition – 3-18/11/18 (12-5 Thurs-Sun) Art Gene, Bath St, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 5TY Full of Noises are excited to be a supporting organisation in this year’s DoremiResidency programme, an annual, peripatetic group residency that invites emerging artists from around the country to Cumbria to forge links between artists and arts […]

Ark of Sound

Ark of Sound – 13/10/18

Ark of Sound Sat 13th October 2018, 11am-4pm St Augustine of Canterbury Church, Alston, Cumbria Free admission In ‘Ark of Sound’ Josephine Dickinson will share the sights and sounds of her day-to-day life living and working on Alston Moor, subtly transforming St Augustine’s into a ‘sounding body’ reflecting her very individual sound world since becoming […]

Creative People and Places

Jenn Mattinson: Not in the Shipyard Now – 17-19/08/18

Jenn Mattinson – Not in the Shipyard Now Installation for Barrow Park Glasshouse at Full of Noises 17th-19th August Nestled amidst the hustle and bustle of Barrow-in-Furness is a place of peace and loveliness. Right in the heart of the town, just minutes from the shops and busy streets, is Barrow Park, a 45 acre […]

Asuna, Tomoko Sauvage & Charlie Collins

Yo No Bi #3: Asuna, Tomoko Sauvage & Charlie Collins – 22/08/18

Yo No Bi #3: Asuna, Tomoko Sauvage & Charlie Collins Weds 22nd August, 19:00 – 22:00 Access Space, Sheffield Tickets from £6 – click here ame, Full of Noises and Cuspeditions present a short UK tour showcasing installation works and performances by two of Japan’s most innovative sound artists, ASUNA and Tomoko Sauvage. Starting with […]

Asuna, Tomoko Sauvage & Charlie Collins

Yo No Bi #3: Asuna, Tomoko Sauvage & Sam Weaver – 21/08/18

Yo No Bi #3: Asuna, Tomoko Sauvage & Sam Weaver Tues 21st August, 19:00 – 22:00 Caustic Coastal, Salford Tickets from £6 – click here ame, Full of Noises and Cuspeditions present a short UK tour showcasing installation works and performances by two of Japan’s most innovative sound artists, ASUNA and Tomoko Sauvage. Starting with […]

Full of Noises 2018

Full of Noises 2018 – 17-19/08/18

Full of Noises 2018 17th-19th August Venues around Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria Weekend passes from £12 Click here for advance tickets Read the full programme at Issuu (above) or click here to download a pdf copy directly (13mb) Full of Noises returns this August, bringing new music and sound art to the unique surroundings of the Furness […]

Haco + Tarnovski + redvirginsoil

Haco + Tarnovski + redvirginsoil – 16/06/18

Full of Noises and ame, with support from The Media Centre present: Haco & Tarnovski + redvirginsoil, 16th June Cafe Ollo, Huddersfield Tickets £7 / £5 – click here to book In collaboration with ame and the Media Centre, Full of Noises welcomes back singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound artist (and first ever FoN artist in […]

Soundcamp South Walney

Soundcamp South Walney 5-6/05/18

Soundcamp 2018 South Walney Nature Reserve Starts – Sat 5th May, 15:00 Ends – Sun 6th May, 8:30 Ticket + Camping from £7.50 – click here Join Full of Noises, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and invited artists at South Walney Nature Reserve for Soundcamp , an overnight event in celebration of International Dawn Chorus Day. The […]

South Walney Residency Open Call

South Walney Residency Open Call – Apply by 28/03/18

South Walney Artists Residency 2018 A new residency with Full of Noises (Barrow-in-Furness) and SoundCamp (London), hosted by Cumbria Wildlife Trust, gives an opportunity for artists to spend time at South Walney Nature Reserve, making work in response to the site. There will also be an opportunity to present resulting work as part of the […]

Delia

Out of Place: Delia Derbyshire in Cumbria – 28/10/17

Out of Place: Delia Derbyshire in Cumbria Sat 28th October 14:00 – 14:30 & 16:00 – 16:30 Cookes Studios, 104 Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness Free admission This particular story covers the time electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire spent in Cumbria in the mid-1970s. It’s one of those stories that will always remain rather ambiguous, as very […]

South Walney Soundwalk – 29/10/17

Walk at South Walney Nature Reserve, Walney Island, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria Sunday 29th October, 12:00 – 14:30 Leave from the Reserve Office at 12 noon Free transport from Barrow rail station available – click here to book Join Sarah Dalrymple, Reserve Warden with the Cumbria Wildlife Trust in a walk around the Reserve, with […]

FON 4.5 Film programme – 28/10/17

Artists’ Moving Image Programme Sat 28th, 13:00 – 14:00 & 15:00 – 16:00 Cookes Studios, Cookes Studios, 104 Abbey Rd, LA14 5QR Free Admission A programme of short films presenting an alternative view of the Cumbrian landscape curated by Phil Northcott and Julia Parks, supported by Signal Film and Media. Screenings start at 13:00 and […]

‘Fear Itself’ workshop with @ShrimpingIt – 28/10/17

‘Fear Itself’ workshop with @ShrimpingIt Sat 28 October, 13:00 – 15:00 Barrow Market Hall, 28 Duke Street Tickets – £3/£5 or free with festival pass Click here for tickets Share with us your greatest fear from the streets of Barrow to join in with our playful and absurd experiments in hazard monitoring and control. Fear […]

Full of Noises 4.5 – Gull Spit 27&28/10/17

SoundCamp Residency – The Spit Barrow Market Hall Friday 27th 12:00 – 16:45 Sat 28th October 10:00 – 16:45 Free – drop in   Work in progress from the first Octopus Collective / Cumbria Wildlife Trust residency on South Walney. Over Friday afternoon and Saturday, SOUNDCAMP will take over a unit at the covered market, […]

Full of Noises 4.5 – Prepared Guitar workshop w/ Ex-Easter Island Head 28/10/18

Prepared Guitar Workshop With Ex-Easter Island Head Saturday 28th October, 14:00 – 15:30 The Nan Tait Centre, Barrow-in-Furness Tickets £5 / £3.50 (free with festival pass) Click here to book A special workshop as part of Full of Noises 4.5: Benjamin D. Duvall of Liverpool-based experimental trio Ex-Easter Island Head presents a workshop exploring the […]

Full of Noises 4.5 – [Modern Ritual] 28/10/17

[Modern Ritual] with Charles Hayward & Laura Cannell, André Bosman, Luke Turner, Jennifer Lucy Allan, Ex-Easter Island Head Saturday 28th October, 18:00 (for 18:30 start) – 21:30 Nan Tait Centre, Barrow-in-Furness Tickets, £15 / £12 – click here to book [Modern Ritual] – is a night of new performances exploring ideas of ritual through music […]

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Full of Noises 4.5 – Full Programme

Full of Noises 4.5 Saturday 28th October 2017 Venues around Barrow-in-Furness This year’s edition of Full of Noises takes place over a single Saturday in October, bringing new music and sounds to the unique surroundings of the Furness Peninsula. In Barrow market, SoundCamp (Maria Papadomanolaki, Dawn Scarfe, Grant Smith) present work from their research residency […]

House

Hannah Festival Open Day – 13/06/17

Hannah Directory Launch Open studio day at Piel View House Tues 13 June, 10:00-16:00 Ever wondered what goes on in that sightly sinister looking house in Barrow park? We’re holding an open studio on Tuesday 13th June to celebrate the launch of this year’s Hannah Directory – drop in to pick up your copy and […]

Delia Derbyshire Day Cumbria – 5/8/17

Delia Derbyshire Day Cookes Studios, Barrow-in-Furness Saturday 5th August Workshop 10.00- 13.00 Performance 19.00-21.00 Click here for workshop tickets (free admission) Click here for performance tickets (£3/£5) As part of this year’s Full of Noises programme, Octopus are excited to be hosting two special events celebrating the life and work of 1960’s electronic music pioneer […]

Soundcamp at South Walney, 6-7/05/17

Sound Camp Starts – 15:00, Sat 6th May Ends – 9:00, Sun 7th May South Walney Nature Reserve £10/£8 – ticket includes admission and camping Join Octopus Collective, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and invited artists at South Walney Nature Reserve for Soundcamp, an overnight event in celebration of International Dawn Chorus Day. The Cumbria Soundcamp is […]

Oshiro Makoto & Suzueri: FUSE, Bradford 11/02/17

Full of Noises & AME present a short UK tour showcasing installation works and performances by two of Japan’s most innovative sound artists, Oshiro Makoto and Suzueri. Starting with two new installations and performances at Islington Mill, Manchester (Tues/Weds 7/8th Feb), the tour continues to Access Space Sheffield (Thurs 9th Feb) and concludes at FUSE, […]

Oshiro Makoto & Suzueri: Access Space, Sheffield 09/02/17

Full of Noises & AME present a short UK tour showcasing installation works and performances by two of Japan’s most innovative sound artists, Oshiro Makoto and Suzueri. Starting with two new installations and performances at Islington Mill, Manchester (Tues/Weds 7/8th Feb), the tour continues to Access Space Sheffield (Thurs 9th Feb) and concludes at FUSE, […]

Oshiro Makoto & Suzueri: Islington Mill 6-8/02/17

Full of Noises & AME present a short UK tour showcasing installation works and performances by two of Japan’s most innovative sound artists, Oshiro Makoto and Suzueri. Starting with two new installations and performances at Islington Mill, Manchester (Tues/Weds 7/8th Feb), the tour continues to Access Space Sheffield (Thurs 9th Feb) and concludes at FUSE, […]

Publication – Remote Possibilities

Full of Noises – Remote Possibilities 160 pages, perfect bound book Limited edition of 150 copies Our first publication, Remote Possibilities launches next week as part of an end of year fundraiser. The perfect gift for the experimental music fan in your life (or yourself) includes photography, essays and reflections from artists that have helped […]

Listening to the End of the World – 29/10/16

LISTENING TO THE END OF THE WORLD: LIVE STREAMING THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO CYBERFORESTS AND OTHER REMOTE OBJECTS Sat 29 October 2016 13:00 – 17:00 BST Goldsmiths University of London Room 274, 1st floor Richard Hoggart Building London SE14 6NW Octopus discuss their work with SoundCamp and South Walney Nature Reserve as part of this […]

Radio Revolten – Mary Stark / Howlround / FoN Archive, 10/2016

Radio Revolten International Radio Art Festival 1st to 30th October 2016 Halle (Saale), Germany Full of Noises heads to Halle next month with artists Mary Stark and Robin the Fog to take part in Radio Revolten, the largest and most comprehensive festival of radio art ever to be held worldwide. Radio as a multi-faceted art form […]

Full of Noises Archive Night #2 – Islington Mill, Sat 8th October

Full of Noises – Archive Night #2 With: Leslie Deere, Helen Petts, Mary Stark, These Feathers Have Plumes & FoN book launch Islington Mill Sat 8th Oct 19:30 – 22:30 Tickets: £6 / £4 concessions Since starting life in the former canteen building of a Trident submarine plant in 2009, Cumbria’s Full of Noises has […]

V22 Summer Club 11/08/16 – Octopus Breadboard Workshop

V22 Summer Club – Octopus Breadboard Workshop Thursday 11th August V22 Louise House, Forest Hill, London Book: Session 1 – 12:00 – 13:00 (10 places) £3 Book: Session 2 – 13:00 – 14:00 (10 places) £3 Create your own piece of improvised music with homemade tabletop instruments built from wooden chopping boards and amplified with […]

V22 Summer Club 12/08/16 – FON Archive Night #1

V22 Summer Club – FON Archive Night 1 Friday 12th August 19:00 – 21:00 (programme starts promptly at 19:00) V22 Louise House, Forest Hill, London £5 on the door / £3 concessions Buy tickets at WeGotTickets Starting life in the former canteen building of a Trident submarine plant, Full of Noises has presented four biennial […]

FON Stories – archive & publication project

FoN Stories Archive project / Publication Since 2009, Full of Noises has provided an incubator for bold new work, producing and touring commissions from the most innovative of contemporary composers, musicians and sound artists. This year we’re taking a breather to sort through our archive and ask ‘what next?’. As part of this process, we’ll […]

Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose – 9/7/16

Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose Saturday 9th July 20:00 Ulverston Parish Rooms, 20 Church Walk, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7EN Tickets £5.00 / Conc £3.00 Click here to book Full of Noises is excited to welcome violinist Alison Blunt and friends back to Cumbria with their new project Rose is a Rose […]

  Artists

Lisa Skuret

Lisa Skuret

Lisa Skuret is a London based artist and writer. One of her central concerns is knowledge production, and her practice combines ideas and methods from various disciplines, often through live work. Text and expanded writing techniques – including sound, voice, and physical action, are components of both live and installed work in which she creates […]

Ola Szmidt

Ola Szmidt

Polish singer-songwriter, musician, classically trained flautist and producer based in York. The Steve Reid Award winner, funded by PRSF and has been mentored by Four Tet. As a multi-faceted musician, her work combines vocal and instrumental improvisations with live looping techniques and self-produced electronics. Ola’s music shifts between Scandinavian and Eastern Folk traditions with a […]

Chiz Turnross

Chiz Turnross

Enjoying the freedom of often self imposed anonymity the profile of Artist/Musician Chiz Turnross appears somewhat elusive. As often, his aim to engage directly with a larger public than a traditional art audiences. Hence projects are often outside conventional art spaces. (e.g. back alleys, bingo halls, river banks ) collaborating with non artists and artist […]

ORE

ORE

ORE is the drone, doom brass sound of tuba player Sam Underwood and baritone horn / trombone player Beck Baker. The pair create weighty dronescapes that evolve at a glacial pace. ORE’s sound rewards the patient listener as their dissonant tones rub together; enhanced by the use of two custom-built resonant gong speakers. The audience […]

Tony Doyle

Tony Doyle

Tony is a creative digital artist, with experience ranging across academic work and professional practice. Originally from a pure music background (classical and jazz performance/composition), his practice has become focused on digital arts. Since being introduced to computer music during his masters studies, he continued to develop this interest for sonic and coding intersections during […]

Domestic Science / Hwa Young Jung

Domestic Science / Hwa Young Jung

Hwa Young Jung is a multidisciplinary artist working in the arts, cultural and sciences, facilitating collaborative workshops and projects. She works with people to co-create projects, often using games and play to explore social issues. Based in the Northwest, she has been involved in producing projects with a range of people (Young People in libraries, […]

Sam Underwood

Sam Underwood

Sam Underwood is a musician, sound artist and musical instrument designer. His work in musical instrument design focuses on the development of new musical instruments; predominantly acoustic and mechanical, with a particular penchant for those in the bass/sub-bass register. One of the central aims of his work in creating new musical instruments is to develop […]

Tim Shaw

Tim Shaw

Tim Shaw is an artist working predominantly with sound. He presents work through musical performances, installations, walks and site-responsive interventions. Collaboration is central to his approach, he has been lucky enough to make artistic work with Chris Watson, Phill Niblock, Tetsuya Umeda, Dirty Electronics, John Bowers, Tess Denman-Cleaver, Jacek Smolicki and Sébastien Piquemal. Recently his […]

Sarah Kenchington

Sarah Kenchington

Sarah Kenchington lives on a farm in the Campsies, and for the past 10 years has been developing an elaborate and constantly evolving semi mechanical orchestra. Made from strictly human powered, mechanically assisted, acoustic instruments, this orchestra is designed to be played by one person and creates music that is dictated, in part, by the […]

Kelly Jayne Jones

Kelly Jayne Jones

Kelly Jayne Jones is a Manchester based artist making work that combines performance, installation and sound. She is interested in creating a multi-sensory experience that creates possible conditions for communication and exchange. Creating contemporary zones bordering science and quantum fictions. Her work traverses the emotions of desire and anxiety, the comfortable and uncomfortable edges of […]

Lee Patterson

Lee Patterson

Patterson uses sound making and recording to devise performances with a selection of amplified objects, devices and processes, from rock chalk to springs, from burning nuts to vibrating metal. Based in Prestwich, Manchester, UK., he works internationally and has featured on UK TV, BBC Radios 3, 4 and 6, Resonance FM and on radio stations […]

  Films

Film by Laurence Campbell

Film by Mary Clark

  Audio

Octopus Rising

Jon Hering, Veil Of Nightshade