This month we introduce the painterly works of Style of Sound founder John Noi which were created from memories of his recent visit to Flow Festival 2016, an event which took place in the old power plant area of Suvilahti, Helsinki.
As one of the major Nordic music festivals, this edition of Flow Festival attracted over 75,000 people who were treated to three days of cutting edge music from acts ranging from New Order to Liima to M83, + diverse food offerings, and art created by local Finnish talent.
While many music festivals often end up sharing the same acts, the one thing which truly makes Flow Festival stand apart is its visitors, a stylish group of people who know how to come together to create a good time for one – and all.
In a series of 15 paintings, Noi captures the essence of Flow Festival 2016 by documenting various characters he stumbled upon at the event. Each painting reveals different aspects of how the modern festival goer spends their time from hour-to-hour, either in groups or in solitary moments alone.
Noi comments, “It was refreshing to see an amazing group of people who made an effort to show off their individual style – influenced by music and the culture of Finland. I don’t think I saw anyone who’d made a dreadful visit to the festival must-haves section of Primark.”
Visitors are invited to view the collection of 15 paintings by visiting the Style of Sound Helsinki, or by clicking on the button below.
This year’s Style of Sound Summer Showcase brings together a collection of works from Detroit-native Moriah Nixon and Londoner Lee Boyd, otherwise known as Go Satta.
The duo have been making music together since 2013 and by combining their hugely eclectic musical tastes, they have created a sonic vision of the future.
The result? Intelligent, punchy, future pop, shot through with heavy reggae basslines, funky beats, disco grooves and unexpected diversions.
In this exhibition Lee and Moriah worked closely with the Style of Sound to produce a series of nine specially formulated paints, which when applied in bulk to any surface, reveals a ghostly image filled with colour. When the haptic paint panels are touched, one of nine songs from Go Satta are emitted from the paint as if by magic.
The sensation of each image is said to evoke feelings of the sublime and on occasion, the awe-inspiring power of “hot synth action.”
Visitors are invited to experience the Summer Showcase at Style of Sound London to experience the Go Satta exhibition firsthand. The exhibition runs until 7 September 2016. Arrive early to avoid the queues.