Formed in 1983, The Art of Noise mixed up the music scene with their avant-garde style, utilising synthpop, samplers and sound collages to create textures that had never before been heard in the popular charts.

The group produced music in collaboration with ABC, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Yes, originally presenting themselves as a ‘faceless’ ensemble by using masks and sparse personal appearances as a way to place the focus on the music, rather than the people who produce it. The ‘band’ was created by engineer/producer Gary Langan and programmer J. J. Jeczalik, along with arranger Anne Dudley, producer Trevor Horn, music journalist Paul Morley and was without a traditional frontman.

However, this facade didn’t last long, and the five musicians split in 1985 due to creative differences. Their illustrious careers continued individually, however, with several original members involved in various areas of the music industry, and several reformations throughout the last three decades.


Classic Album Sundays, the London-based record club that pioneered a global trend in the pure appreciation of well-composed music, is hosting an exclusive, one-off evening with The Art of Noise at The Club at Café Royal on London’s Regent Street.

Trevor Horn, Anne Dudley and Paul Morley will present the event, discussing their memories of The Art of Noise and participating in a not-to-be-missed question and answer session. Their debut album, Who’s Afraid of the Art of Noise?, will be played, uninterrupted, in full over the world-class audiophile hi-fi.

Tickets for this intimate event are £100 and can be purchased here: