Tashi Llunpo monks collaboration with Blackmoon1348 supported by Noize choir confirmed

We are delighted to welcome Tashi Lhunpo monks with Blackmoon 1348 to Newcastle and Noize Choir have also agreed to play an improvised gong and voice session. This will be a journey into sound and a very special evening of multidimensional music

BlackMoon1348 in collaboration with the Tibetan Tashi Lhunpo Monks create a huge cinematic spectacle, combining the spiritual insight of Tibetan chants and mantras, the sound of the dungchen (Tibetan Longhorn) gyaling (Tibetan Oboe) and percussive ritual instruments with BlackMoon1348's sub-harmonic drone and throat singing.

Experience an insight to Tibet and its ancient sacred traditions- a journey to the spiritual Himalaya through mantra, meditative chants, and traditional Tibetan instrumentation.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration, and celebration of cultural diversity.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p059g2tt
https://www.facebook.com/BlackMoon1348/

Noize Choir
The Noize Choir is a performance ensemble that was formed in 2011 by Newcastle based artists Lindsay Duncanson and Marek Gabrysch. It involves a loose collective of noise enthusiasts with a common desire to use the human voice free of the traditional restraints of typical choral settings, language or musical notation. Their work is based on a shared fascination with science, culture and landscape. They indulge in phenomenological explorations of museum collections, or imaginings of our geological past. Replicating and experimenting with the sound of machines or the natural world, Noize Choir continually find ways to push and pull the idea of what a choir can be. Noize Choir have composed and performed in French churches and on Austrian radio, at the Baltic Centre for contemporary arts, The Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle Upon Tyne, and the Grade II listed Preston Bus station.

At Cobalt they will peform an improvised gong and voice set.

www.noizechoir.net

https://soundcloud.com/noizechoir

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We need your help to soundproof Cobalt!

Since converting the wood workshop into a pop up venue in October 2015, we've programmed and hosted a number of events from live music and DJ's to story telling and urban planning groups. It's brought a very welcome stream of new people into a public space at Cobalt providing opportunities to converse, engage, celebrate and dance!

However ... since applying for a permanent premises license in January the whole landscape has changed. A single noise complaint from a nearby resident student has seen a number of events cancelled as the council are now very reluctant to issue any more temporary event notices until we meet the terms set down by the license agreement. A key part of this is noise reduction and while we were expecting to have to do work in this respect, the enforced timetable and cancellation of events has made it very difficult.

So we've set up a crowd funder which will enable us to keep moving the project forward and ensure the doors open again for all the wonderful things we have planned! 200 capacity venues are virtually non existent in Newcastle, especially those that are artist led with a DIY aesthetic and spirit. We've had tremendous support from many of those that have attended events and we're confident that the community will want to see this project survive so please click on the link below for more information and to pledge whatever you can afford. Nothing is too small and there are a host of rewards up for grabs!

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/soundproof-cobalt

INTO Newcastle University Architecture students visit

We recently welcomed a group of architecture students from Newcastle University to support a current brief they are working on to design a dwelling for three artists to be used for living and studio practice. Organised by David Goodricke of the INTO programme the large group of international students were shown around the building and given a good flavour of artists at work in the Ouseburn!

More information can be found here:

http://issuu.com/intonewcastle/docs/into_newcastle_university_yearbook_

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WINTER

Thanks to all the performers, staff and public that made this such a fantastic night! Spring is coming very soon ...!

David & The Graduate Space

Our graduate space is made available for one year (from November) and is currently occupied by David Donald.

David specialises primarily in painting , drawing and sculpture. His work revolves around interests in advertising and draws from a number of influences from 20th century music sheets to contemporary high end fashion, looking at how novelty is used alongside consumer goods to close a gap between recognising images and perceiving them. He is also writing a book which expands some of his observations within advertising and architecture. The book is semi-fictional and uses invented vocabulary and observations from real and corroborated situations as well as a model city called 'Toy Town' which is used as a case study to inform these ideas.

http://www.davidhenrydonald.com/