"a string quartet for the new century” - Sydney Morning Herald
The NOISE began life improvising together in a Sydney terrace house, bringing together their different musical interests and performing around the city.
"...immaculate control, this was improvisatory string playing at its uncompromising best." (The BRAG)
Described by jazz critic John Shand as “four young Sydney players who have taken to improvisation like birds to flying ... they share an aesthetic that free improvisation may dare to be, melodic, evocative, starkly beautiful … and cohere with sometimes uncanny precision”.
Recordings include Spontaneous Improvisation (2011) Composed NOISE (2013), Stream (2015),
Across the Top (2015).
The NOISE has gradually widened its musical approach - forming long-term collaborative partnerships with composers and commissioning a number of
new works for string quartet.
"An important concert for our time...
brought broad minded hope for the future of Australian Music." (Arts Hub)
The NOISE was Ensemble in Residence at Wollongong University in 2012, and Ensemble in Residence at the Australian National University in 2015.
Currently, The NOISE are working closely with Australian/Luxembourgian composer, Georges Lentz, on String Quartet(s), a 6 hour-long pre-recorded work to be installed in the Australian outback.