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New noise

The British duo new noise was formed in 1999, and has given more than 200 performances, touring for the first 2 years using only a green hatchback and a fleet of black cabs. Comprising the beautiful sounds & effortless pyrotechnics of oboist Janey Miller, and the dramatically explosive & virtousic playing of percussionist Joby Burgess, new noise performs an eclectic mix of classical, electronic, jazz and contemporary music.

new noise have commissioned more than 50 new pieces, working with a diverse range of artists including Andy Sheppard, Howard Skempton, Nigel Osborne, Katharine Norman, Andrew Toovey, David Bedford, Cameron Sinclair, Sam Hayden and Rachel Leach. They are regular collaborators with sound engineer Matt Fairclough, and recently collaborated with the extraordinary composer/performer John Kenny on 'sell-out' shows in London and at the Corsham Festival.

new noise has performed throughout the UK, including regular appearances as part of the BMIC’s Cutting Edge Series and tour, for the SPNM at many of the countries leading festivals. 2004 saw new noise make several international debuts, including performances in the United States and notably at the IDRS conference in Melbourne, Australia.

In 2003 new noise founded their own record label NNL records, which was launched with the group’s debut album Insomniac. new noise has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Resonance FM.

Many of new noise’s performances are supported by education events. Each year new noise gives numerous workshops and schools/family concerts; highlights have included projects at the Wigmore Hall, Stables Wavendon and for BBC Children in Need. new noise was ensemble in residence at the Goldsmiths College University Electronic Music Studios, London from 2001 to 2005, and at Radley College, Oxford from 2004 to 2006.


'...two excellent players...'
The Wire, Sept 2003

'...these players have hot talent and guts. I look forward to more from new noise...'
The Times, July 2003

‘The group interpretation of Zappa’s ‘Black Page’ was incredibly intense and colourful, and the percussion solo, composed by Karlheinz Stockhausen, was executed to perfection. My Imagination has truly been ignited.
Rhythm Magazine, Sept 2002

‘I'm so glad I had the chance to hear this duo, they are quite outstanding’
Neil Black OBE, Dec 1999


EVENTS in 2007
with new noise

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Mon 1pm Aberdeen new noise






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