The Shock of The NOISE

Conduit Arts, Melbourne, Friday 14 August, 8-11pm

Theatre Royal Backspace, Hobart, Friday 21 August, 10-11pm (Doors open 9.30pm after Sydney Dance Company).

For their first tour to Victoria and Tasmania, The NOISE (in their amplified cello and viola formation) will be performing works inspired by pioneering minimalist guru - La Monte Young, cult jazz trio – Dawn of Midi, avant-garde legend – Stockhausen, and feature a re-working of their ‘standing-room only’ performances for the National Gallery of Australia’s 2015 James Turrell exhibition.

Hypnotic ambiguous beats, experimental looping, immersive drones, shimmering overtone explorations, shortwave radio randomness, and improvisation will form the artistic focus of these concerts from the Sydney-based string ensemble that has been slowly garnering rave reviews for its live and recorded work.

Conduit Arts, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Friday 14 August, 8pm – 11pm. Entry: $10.

Theatre Royal, Backspace Theatre, Hobart, Friday 21 August, 10-11pm. Entry: *Pay What You Decide

*We know the risks of going to a gig you might not like, so we've made it easy for you...

Enter for free, and pay whatever you think the show was worth when you leave. Pre-bookings, however, cost $20/$10.


The NOISE performedat the 2014 Aurora Festival.

Cellist, Ollie Miller and violist, James Eccles collaborated with a didgeridoo duet of, Mark Atkins and Gumaroy Newman

in the festival’s opening night concert...

“Voyage through radiant stars”.

7.30pm, Wednesday 30 April

Riverside Theatres, Parramatta

The NOISE performed recently for the Pop Art Collective’s weekend events at a warehouse in Orange



Tuesday 31st March, 7.30pm

School of Music, Australian National University, Canberra

The NOISE kicks off its ANU Residency with a performance of improvisations and the World Premiere performance of Alex Pozniak’s ‘Force Fields’. Pozniak’s music exists on the leading, dangerous edge of the Australian avant garde scene. A visceral and powerful experience.


2 live sound-installation performances  inspired by James Turrell’s Skyspace - Within without.

Free Entry - No booking required

National Gallery of Australia

(inside the Skyspace dome)

Canberra International Music Festival 2015

Performance 1: Friday May 8, 2.30pm

Performance 2: Friday May 8. 5.10pm

Performing: James Eccles (viola) and Oliver Miller (cello)

Paul Cutlan ACROSS THE TOP Album Launch

DATE Friday 3rd July 2015

TIME 8.30-11pm

VENUE The Sound Lounge

TICKETS $25/$20/$10 (Non-Member, Member, Student)

book online  

or call 9351 7940

Launching his first album as leader and composer, multi-instrumentalist and composer Paul Cutlan joins forces with ground-breaking string quartet The NOISE and bassist Brett Hirst. The major work entitled Across the Top (Tall Poppies label) is an extended suite inspired by Cutlan’s experiences travelling through the Kimberley region of North-West Australia with world music group MARA! for Musica Viva. The music draws together many styles close to Cutlan’s heart, including 20th century classical music, jazz improvisation and dance rhythms from the Balkans and South America. These elements fuse to create an almost cinematic work, inspired by the imagery of mineral-rich red landscapes, vast plains, imposing ancient ranges, lush gorges and rivers.


Paul Cutlan (bass clarinet/soprano saxophone) Veronique Serret (violin) Liisa Pallandi (violin) James Eccles (viola) Oliver Miller (cello) Brett Hirst (bass)


Special guests: Mara Kiek (voice and tapan) Llew Kiek (bouzouki)

Across the Top is available from and


SAT 19 AUGUST, 2017

Brisbane Powerhouse, Turbine Platform


The NOISE makes its Brisbane debut at the 2017 Restrung Festival, in a program featuring works from their 2015 album, Stream, along with works inspired by light artist, James Turrell, and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Veronique Serret - violin

James Eccles - viola

Ollie Miller - cello