noise (countable and uncountable, plural noises)
1 Various sounds, usually unwanted or unpleasant.
2 Sound or signal generated by random fluctuations.
3 (technology) Unwanted part of a signal. signal-to-noise ratio
4 (figuratively, by extension) Unwanted fuss or bustle; useless activity.
5 (genetics) The measured level of variation in gene expression among cells, regardless of source, within a supposedly identical population.
6 Rumour or complaint.
7 (obsolete) Music, in general; a concert; also, a company of musicians; a band.

Noisebringers was created by mistake. ("There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.” ― Bob Ross) "A large and loving family, which is most definitely not a cult", according to founding member Maria Sappho (pianist and non-composer). Other full-time members include Henry Mcpherson (pianist and meme artist) and Brice Catherin (your friendly elderly cellist next door).

"We can not tell you what we have to offer, as this is an improvisational concert. If you are unsure of what an improvisational concert might be, be assured you are asking the right questions." (Maria Sappho again.)

We bring noise (along) with care, love, patience, wittiness, and a range of exotic English accents since 2019. Enjoy.

2019 - Noisebringers 1
2019 - Lovestream
2019 - Mushrooms
2020 - Why would players be invited to kick me? A solitary game
2020 - Practical improvisation theatre techniques for trainers and managers to enhance creativity, teamwork, leadership and learning
2020 - The abusers of power united will never be defeated
2020 - What is the world made of?
2020 - I'll be Waving at you from Bar Tunisie, with Anne Carson
2020 - Will I Enjoy Covid 19 If I Haven't Watched the First Eighteen?
2020 - un port une femme my head ukwibukisha half cup sugar
2020 - I dreamt I was a cheesecake. This is why I changed position, I know you hate cheesecake.
2020 - The Beasts
2020 - A puppet show
2020 - Will you marry us?

2019 - Noisebringers 1


(image by Artemisia Gentileschi)





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2019 - Noisebringers 2




(image by Jenny Holzer, 1980)

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2019 - Noisebringers 3


(image by Maria Sappho, 2019)

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2020 - Noisebringers 4



(Videos by Eleanor Cully)


(image by Jasmine Matthews, 2019)

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2020 - Noisebringers 5

According to the Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire's second highest paid vice-chancellor in 2018 was Bob Cryan, of Huddersfield University, who earned a total of £385,000, including pension, according to data from the Office for Students. The luckiest postgraduate participant in this Noisebringers performance gets £15'000 a year, to which must be added an available allowance of £66.67 a year for travel expenses. If the value of the former is 25.55 times the value of the latter, a fact that no one can deny, we owe it to capitalism that managed to sell education instead of transmitting knowledge with benevolence from one generation to the other like humans used to do for thousands of years. Our way of fighting capitalism is to organise a conference for free, perform for free, use the facilities and gear offered by a capitalist university, and lengthily discuss the matter instead of burning down banks and industries, which remains a classic joke in most boards of executives. Then we will go back to our lives of begging, sorry, applying to some pathetic crumbs that capitalism trows at us sparingly in order to keep us asleep and dreaming of a fairer world. Meanwhile, enjoy the performance.


(Veiled Venus, Kühne Beveridge, 1900)



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2020 - The abusers of power united will never be defeated


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2020 - Noisebringers 6


(Three Women Playing Musical Instruments, Ōi Katsushika, 1868?)

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2020 - I'll be Waving at you from Bar Tunisie, with Anne Carson

During the next two weeks,
During the next eighteen months,
I won't be kissing you
I won't be hugging you
I won't be shaking your hand at the university
I won't be touching your clavichord
No
But
I won't forget you
I won't lose you
I won't abandon you
No
In fact

"I'll be waving at you from Bar Tunisie"
(Noisebringers, March 2020)

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2020 - Will I Enjoy Covid 19 If I Haven't Watched the First Eighteen?


(Bonsoir, Alice Guy, 1900)

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2020 - un port une femme my head ukwibukisha half cup sugar


(The Noisebringers + Cléa Chopard + Sumani, 2020)

A podcast by the Noisebringers, Cléa Chopard and Sumani. The short version is on the Decamera website or the radio Dordogne website. The long version is here:

the MASS Collection · un port une femme my head ukwibukisha half cup sugar


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2020 - Noisebringers 7 - I dreamt I was a cheesecake. This is why I changed position, I know you hate cheesecake.


(Annabella Payne, 2019)

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2020 - Noisebringers 7 - I dreamt I was a cheesecake. This is why I changed position, I know you hate cheesecake.

The Beasts is a collaboration between the Noisebringers and la Bête (France).

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2020 - A puppet show

A puppet show is a collaboration between the Noisebringers and Tim Tsang (Los Angeles). You'll need to click here to see it.

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2020 - Will you marry us?

The Noisebringers (the peddlers of nonsense known as Brice Catherin, Maria Sappho, and Henry McPherson) are ecstatic and grateful to give birth to their first inter/transmedia album. A labour of communal love, flavoured with fantasy, spectacle, confusing complex narratives, and undertones of irreverent silliness.

Featuring established family favourites such as I dreamed I was a cheesecake, un port une femme ukwibukisha half cup sugar and Will I enjoy Covid-19 if I haven’t watched the first eighteen?, this album invites a host of intrepid and tireless artists into the Noisebringers’ psychological home for an absurd celebration. Jump in to feet love and war for an eclectic feast for the body and soul! Question your truth with Dejana Sekulić in memories of things that will never happen, or find the mundane magic in Colin Frank’s Meanwhile! Learn to shop in a pandemic with Alessia Anastassopulous, and sit down to a puppet show with Tim Tsang! Join Tori Lassman and ask what do I look like?, or attempt to solve Mariabrice’s puzzle – who is Donna? BRUTAMMY’s venus de milo in fur will make you wish you’d bought that discount winter coat, and Jasmine Matthews’ daydream series will make you float right out of your chair (we promise). And if that were not enough, experience the wonder as Raymond MacDonald, Laurent Estoppey, Weston Olencki, Cléa Chopard, and Sumani add their faces, fluids, voices and bodies to the mix in the soon-to-be-family-favourites: The abusers of power united will never be defeated, State of Play – Etat des Lieux, Palindromes, and many more!

If you buy this album (which is priced at the reasonable price of £0/$0/€0/¥0), rest assured your pores will be cleared, your skin will be cleansed, your crops will be watered, and your anxieties will be turned into methods in your human science practice(s).

“Wow! Noisebringers really are the New Punk!” the MASS Collection

“This is our best and punkest album so far.” the Noisebringers

“I haven’t heard it yet.” Colin Frank

“Wow! Noisebringers really are the New Punk!” Anonymous

If this has been enough to convince you, then the Noisebringers have one little question for you: “Will you marry us?”


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