10:15 - 11:00
Art Of Noise first appeared to appear in 1983, with a song in their heart, a beat in their soul, and an ignition key in their hand. Formed at a time when the reverberations of punk, post-punk and new wave could still be felt, they were determined to be a different kind of group, a group that set themselves outside the then currents of fashion and style, a group that were the missing link between The Monkees and Talking Heads, Abba and Kraftwerk, Frank Zappa and The Archies.
They took their name, like all the best pop groups from Soft Machine to The Velvet Underground, from a book. A book about Italian futurism. Influenced by the likes of Kraftwerk, John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, Terry Riley, Miles Davis, Todd Rundgren, Marvin Gaye and Tangerine Dream, they considered themselves futurists in the sense that they were interested in the future, in making the future a better place, in the technology of the future, in turning up in the future, in sounding like they belonged in the future.
In 2017, for Liverpool Sound City, three of the founding members of Art of Noise - Anne Dudley, JJ Jeczalik and Gary Langan - will reunite to reboot the group's biggest album, the million-selling In Visible Silence.