The Distilling Project – new trailer!

Watch the new Distilling Project trailer, featuring some of the material produced at our workshop with Admiral Fallow in December…

The Distilling Project:

NOISE is collaborating with Scottish indie-folk band Admiral Fallow on a new project.

Admiral FallowWorking with composer Gareth Williams (Hirda, The Sloans Project) and librettist Siân Evans (Hirda) we will together be exploring how to make an opera that appeals to both indie music fans and opera aficionados. Under the working title The Distilling Project, the band will work with two opera singers looking at a scenario based around the broad theme of distilling.

More about Admiral Fallow and The Distilling Project here…

The Sloans Opera is back!

Grab a pint (or a G&T) and get ready for opera like you’ve never seen it before; the world class Sloans Opera is back.

sloans53After being performed in Canada and selling out at the Edinburgh Festival, the Sloans Opera returns to Glasgow’s oldest pub this July for just seven performances.

Unpretentious and utterly brilliant, the Sloans Opera is a must-see operatic feast taking you on a journey through the pub as the story unfolds right in front of you.

A powerful tale of love, life and death – opera fan or not – this is a one of a kind experience you’ll never forget.

“…amazing and often quite magical”
–  Alan Cooper, STV

“… puts opera ‘in yer face’ with impressive flair” – Mary Brennan, Glasgow Herald

The Cast:

Marie Claire Breen
Cheryl Forbes
Jamie MacDougall
Douglas Nairne

Gareth Williams conductor

James Robert Carson director

Catherine Deverell designer


Sloans Bar, Glasgow

Sunday 24 July – 2pm

Tuesday 26 July – 7pm

Wednesday 27 July – 7pm

Thursday 28 July – 7pm

Friday 29 July – 2pm & 7pm

Sunday 31 July – 1pm

More info…

Book tickets now…


Shetland In Glasgow

We had two great days in Glasgow with composers Chris Stout and Gareth Williams colaborating with our writer Sian Evans. They were wonderful times full of creativity and excitement. Hats off to this incredibly talented trio. It is no easy job to open yourself up to working with other people and find a way to make something together. Thank you to all of them.

Happy Days on Fair Isle

Happy Days on Fair Isle

Making Friends

Making Friends

Welcome to our NOISY ANGELS!

Noise is thrilled to be launching our scheme for loyal friends and supporters, with a private event this May and lots more fun to come.

Welcome to the world the NOISY ANGELS! We look forward to including you in our growing artistic family.

If you are interested in being part of our circle of friends and enthusiasts, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Email Director James Robert Carson or Chair of the Board,





Return to Sloans

Noise is delighted to announce that our ever popular Sloans Opera will return to its famous home in Glasgow, Sloans Bar in the Argyll Arcade, for a run of 8 performances in June.

Between 8-15 June 2014, grab a pint and join us for Glasgow’s own opera.

Tickets and details available via the Sloans website

Noise would like to thank Sloans Bar for their generous support of this venture.


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New Shetland Project Announced

We are thrilled to announce that Creative Scotland will be supporting NOISE’s work in Shetland this year, where we will be working towards commissioning and producing a new NOISE Opera.

Artistic Director James Robert Carson, Shetland fiddler and composer Chris Stout, composer Gareth Williams and librettist Sian Evans will embark on a research and development trip around Shetland and the Fair Isle during March 2014.


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Until The Glass Shatters

The talented composer and librettist team of Gareth Williams and David James Brock who wrote The Sloans Project have created this beautiful piece of work:

Shuna Sendall Marie Claire Breen Alistair Digges Laura Baxter premiered this piece in Glasgow on Friday. It was part of of a Breath Cycle conference at Scottish Opera.

Breath Cycle
With the support of The Wellcome Trust, Gareth has created ‘Breath Cycle’ (with libretto by David James Brock) at the Respiratory ward at Gartnavel Royal Hospital, where he is making songs and opera specifically for patients with Cystic Fibrosis. The material is bespoke to lung capacity, range, and ability, and the effects of singing on respiratory health are being monitored and measured. As the patients can not physically spend time together, most of this project is being developed and presented online.

Header Statement

NOISE is an exciting new performance company for Scotland, led by Artistic Director James Robert Carson. Based in Glasgow, NOISE is committed to the promotion of opera as an innovative and dynamic art form. Our vision is to develop new audiences for opera, and to break down barriers to this genre.  Commissioning and promoting largely Scottish based writers, composers and performance artists, NOISE creates portable productions that tour nationally and internationally to novel performance spaces.

NOISE inspires existing opera audiences and generates new ones.  Working within different communities around Scotland, we commission new operas and aim to immerse audiences in unique performance experiences. The company launched to wide acclaim as part of the Merchant City Festival in 2011, with the premiere of Gareth Williams exciting new opera The Sloans Project.  NOISE continue to perform this wonderful new opera on different platforms, as well as commissioning new opera projects of ingenuity.

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