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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.