THE ART OF WHAT?! (ART OF NOISE CO-FOUNDERS JECZALIK & LANGAN)
Sampling/production pioneers JJ Jeczalik and Gary Langan co-founded the Art of Noise in 1983, tearing up the rule book of pop and rebooting the history of electronic music forever.
Initially featuring Trevor Horn and Paul Morley – and continually with Oscar-winning composer Anne Dudley – Art of Noise's hits include “Moments in Love”, “Kiss” with Tom Jones, “Close (to the Edit)”, “Peter Gunn” with Duane Eddy, “Beat Box”, “Paranoimia” with Max Headroom, “Dragnet”, and “Spies Like Us” with Paul McCartney.
• In 2021, Art of Noise feature on Dua Lipa’s Billboard #1 Dance/Electronic album “Club Future Nostalgia”, make an audio/video cameo in Netflix’s “Black Mirror”, provide a special remix of Moments in Love for Gucci/Alessandro Michele, and are the subject of deluxe album reissues by Warner Music and Universal Music.
A name synonymous with the revolutionary Fairlight sampler, JJ Jeczalik is the producer/ programmer behind Godley & Creme’s Cry, Stephen Tin Tin Duffy’s Kiss Me, and Pet Shop Boys’ “Opportunities” (Billboard Dance/Electronic #1 in 2021 thanks to the Super Bowl Allstate ad); while Gary Langan's credits are classics of the Seventies (Queen's “Bohemian Rhapsody”) and Eighties (Spandau Ballet, Public Image Ltd.).
And it’s the records the duo worked on together – alongside the Art of Noise unit – that became known as the art of... what? "A new musical movement," ITV News recently called it. These records include Malcolm McLaren’s “Buffalo Gals”, Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “Two Tribes”, Yes’s “Owner of a Lonely Heart”, and Scritti Politti’s “Absolute”, and they blend with their Art of Noise classics into The Art of What?! live show.
• The Art of What?! live show mixes hits, remixes, samples, and guest appearances with live manipulation of Art of Noise’s extensive catalogue of pioneering videos
5 days of maximum music magic!
Klein Strand Oostende 25-29 august 2021