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new noise's repertoire comprises music for oboe, percussion and electronics in any combination, except electronics alone.

After discovering Iannis Xenakis 1975 work, Dmaathen for oboe and percussion soloists, new noise set out on commissioning music from a diverse range of composers. Nigel Osborne, Andy Sheppard, Howard Skempton, Katharine Norman, Sam Hayden, David Bedford and Andrew Toovey are just a few of the names, that have written some of the fifty plus new works, new noise has performed since the duos debut in November 1999.  Already exsisting repertoire includes music by Harrison Birtwistle, John Cage, Simon Holt and Michael Finnissy.

In 2001/02 new noise toured the UK as 'Electric Lives' with sound engineer Pete Stollery, performing music with tape diffused through an 8 channel speaker system.  Since July 2002 new noise has regularly collaborated with sound engineer Matthew Fairclough, introducing live electronics to their performances. 

In 2004 new noise collaborated with dancers from LABAN alongside composer Pedro Gomez-Egana, and is always seeking to explore new collaborations with musicians, composers, choreographers and film-makers.

Through their on going dedication to residency and composition workshops, new noise has workshopped and performed more than fifty new works by young composers, helping them to discover and realise new ways of writing for oboe and percussion, and exploring the use of electronics.

accoustic | electro-accoustic

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