Art Of Noise Ep 2/2
Monday 19 April
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 1
Art Of Noise is a two-part documentary following electronic music virgin and prince of Early Breakfast, Dev, as he looks for inspiration and meets some of the most extreme experimental artists and label owners in the electronic music underground. On his journey, Dev picks up key advice necessary for his challenge from BBC Radio 1's queen of experimental music, Mary Anne Hobbs; to produce an experimental electronic track to play out live on her late-night show.
In part two, Dev, whose usual music taste includes R&B and hip-hop with some Barry White thrown in for good measure, explores the outer-fringes of the experimental live music scene, by making a trip to the Mecca of all alternative music festivals – All Tomorrow's Parties.
With his guitar on his back and his music theory revision in his bag, he spends the weekend in a chalet at Butlins in Minehead, in a bid discover what it is about the festival that brings fans from all over the world to a shabby seaside resort to watch extreme noise and weird sound experiments year after year.
As the festival celebrates its 10th anniversary, Dev steps well out of his comfort zone to listen to bands like Porn, Shellac and Modest Mouse, speaks to F**k Buttons and Battles, and tracks down the elusive Nirvana producer Steve Albini by doorstepping him in his chalet. By Sunday, he is learning how to knit with Kelley Deal from The Breeders.