An evening of experimental sound art, Indeterminacy and performance all over The Penthouse, studios and corridor project space. A Noise above the Noise of everything else. A selection of sound elevated. Everything made at The Penthouse flies from the rooftops. 

Artist’s ‘setups’ and performance space is not differentiated from audience/viewing space- there are no traditional concert setups. Artists perform from all parts of The Penthouse art studios and corridor project space- resulting in a sprawling and refreshingly direct way of experiencing new experimental live sonic art. The Penthouse is a place for making and sharing new experimental art- straight from the studio. 

Recording from Debbie Sharp, Gary Fisher and Matt Dalby at Noise Above Noise One>



Debbie Sharp.

“My practice often works within a space of memory and mortality
im interested in the history of time the ancient and fragments
of life, within a public and personal place.”

For Noise Above Noise One Debbie carried out a live work using amplified surfaces, plaque making, TV static and her voice to create a looped composition and installed work which built into a layered and dark piece. 

2 Koi Karp (open studio).

2 Koi Karp create a conflict of sound using noise/melody, analog/digital, beat/ambience using tapes, kids instruments, vocals and objects.

2 Koi Karp are currently in residence at The Penthouse and will open their studio doors for this occasion- who knows what will come out of it? 

Manoli Moriaty with Frances-Kay.

Manoli Moriaty is a Manchester based sound artist, composer, and performer, working in the areas of noise & electroacoustic/acousmatic composition, whilst also producing techno, electronica, and IDM.

For Noise Above Noise One Manoli will be performing Symbiosis with Fraces- Kay. The sound is provided by a computer based system, involving eight separate modules generating sound through synthesis and live sample manipulation. Using motion sensors the sound will be affected by the movements of Frances-Kay’s live performative piece. 

Rosanne Robertson.

Is a live artist working with sound, objects and action. 

Rosanne Robertson is based at The Penthouse and will be opening her studio to share recent sound making with an immersive experience within her metal studio walls (METAL)! Rosanne is currently obsessed with improvisation, spontaneity, noise and deviance. And metal, vibrating devices and voice. 


is the project of Alison Cooper with Sam Mcloughlin and friends with Falsetto fairytale folk songs and 16th century poems from the black and white birds nest. 

Alison and Sam have also recently performed Echo of Light
Folklore Tapes & the Strangest Thing at Edinburgh Anatomy Lecture Theatre…

“…It’s the nuance and quietly spellbinding tactility of the patchworked musical (and non-musical) ingredients which give flesh to the images whilst leaving so much to the imagination”
Record Flipper

Kelly Jayne Jones

Selected past projects include PROJECTS 96, Museum of Modern Art, New York - A sound commission in collaboration with Haris Epaminonda and TUSK Festival, Newcastle Upon Tyne- Commissioned to collaborate with US and NZ experimental musicians on an improvisation for Balinese Gamelan Instruments.

£3 entry - all entry money goes to artists

(this is actually far too cheap- donate more if you can). 

Donation bar/byob (donate corkage fee) - all drinks profit goes to help running space. 

The bar stocks Red Stripe and also a mulled Cider as well as a variety of soft drinks and chai. We will also be serving vegan curry and snacks so you can come straight from work and have your tea x (you can come early from 6pm and eat during set up if you like). 

We will play one after the other down and around the length of The Penthouse between 7- 10.30pm- more detailed running order and individual approximate start times tba.