I am so so so over the moon to present the book Global Noise Movement (GNM15YRS) Ro and I created to celebrate the past 15 years of the Global Noise Movement! Global Noise Movement (or short GNM) is an artist collective Ro and I founded back in 2001 to give like-minded artists in noise/industrial the opportunity to collaborate. So for this recent anniversary we thought of something special and came up with the idea to create a book full of the good memories we share coming from joint projects and events for the artists themselves and also for our true fans. So this book mainly consists of fun interviews I did with most of the GNMies (aka DJs/DJanes, musicians and VJs from Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands…) asking them questions about how they discovered this certain style of music and a few more.
So if you are interested in the cool background info coming with the interviews, I am happy to announce that you are welcome to purchase your very own copy from now on (via Books on Demand or Amazon). And if you want to learn more about the very beginning of Global Noise Movement, here is an excerpt from the chapter About GNM:
“First, there was noise. And then there was the Global Noise Movement. This is the short version on founding this artist’s network. But the long and more entertaining story goes as follows…
Once upon a time there were a DJ and a DJane with an unlimited passion for any kind of noise music. They enjoyed playing rhythmic noise and industrial while showing manga-like background visuals at a very small and dark and also extremely moisty venue almost every Saturday night in late 2000/early 2001. Their tiny floor was hidden in a cellar-type three dance-floor location, and to get to their floor the audience had to pass pop music clubbers and metal headz. Sometimes they mustn’t walk through, ‘cause there was a band playing on the main stage located right in front of the probably smallest dance floor the universe has ever seen. But the crowd was patient and waited, sometimes for long hours. And it was worth waiting, even though they sometimes came a long way and travelled far just to dance to some eclectic noise music at 3 am in the morning for only half an hour until the floor was closed. So it was nearly unbelievable and somehow magical when this DJ and DJane were discovered by some like-minded artists. Soon after, first meetings were held and collaborations were made. This was in the summer of 2001, and this was when Global Noise Movement was born…“