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Who We Are

Founded by Joseph Young in 2007, Neo Futurist Collective consists of a group of highly accomplished artists who have come together to celebrate urban noise in all its visual and aural forms.

Inspired by the Milan Futurists and the Art of Noises manifesto (Luigi Russolo, 1913), as well the poetics of the Dada movement, the collective are arch-modernists; united in the hope of a positive future where technology, art and humanity will unite to overcome pessimism, despondency and futile utopianism in all its spurious forms.


In an age of global warming, financial collapse and international terrorism, we ask "How can we respond to a pivotal artistic moment in 1914 - the first performance of the revolutionary noise symphony Awakening of a City. Born out of the build-up to the First World War, this most modern of works was composed for Russolo's intonarumori (or noise makers) ; only the first seven bars of the printed score remain.

In a series of ReAwakenings inspired by the original work, beginning with the launch of The Manifesto of NeoFuturism (2008) all the way through to the Concerto for Brutalist Buildings (2011) we attempt to transform the everyday language of urban sounds and visual noise (such as junk emails/the movement of capital) into performances, exhibitions and interventions that question our assumptions about the nature of beauty in a modern world of information overload.

Latest Projects

Revolution #10 aims to create A People's Manifesto of sound recordings, texts and photographs in an evolving exhibition. It is produced in conjunction with Fruit for the Apocalypse I will be in residence at Goldfinger Factory underneath the iconic Trellick Tower building in West London between 18-27th July every day 10-6. Private View and Opening 6-9pm July 25th. Admission free.

Further Information

Read The NeoFuturist Manifesto here.

Blog: http://neofuturist.blogspot.co.uk

Joseph Young: http://artofnoises.com


ReAwakening of a City

Photographs from InTRANSIT festival 2013

Author: Joseph Young

Skinny Vintage at Trellick Tower

Author: Joseph Young

The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing Designed by Ernest Goldfinger in the late 1960's and built in 1972, Trellick Tower is an iconic addition to the West London skyline. Now Grade Two listed it is a classic example of the Brutalist architecture movement. So I was delighted when we were invited to perform the World Premiere of "The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing"

Framework Afield - Art of Noises manifesto

Author: Joseph Young

On 7th April 2013, the Framework Afield Edition about the Art of Noises manifesto was first broadcast on Resonance FM. You can listen to the podcast here.

A Call for Noise

Author: Joseph Young

100TH ANNIVERSARY ART OF NOISES MANIFESTO 11TH MARCH 2013 “We must enlarge and enrich more and more the domain of musical sounds. … This need and this tendency can be totally realised only through the joining and substituting of noises to and for musical sounds. “  (Russolo 1913, translated by Robert Filliou, 1967) Dear Fellow Recordists and Noisemakers! Next Monday 11th March


Neo Futurist Collective 2008