Ideas of Noise is pleased to have the chance to re-present two of the artists featured in its inaugural festival in August 2018, in two new explorations of sound by Sound Therapist Soesen Edan and Artist/Musician Rosa Francesca.

Soesen Edan is a certified Sound Therapist with The British Academy of Sound Therapy. Based in the Midlands, Soesen has been working with music for nearly 20 years, playing instruments, DJing, running music nights and festivals and traveling the globe in search of the best sonic remedies.

Having worked with artists and musicians all over the world, Soesen realised that the most special part of her work was how music and sound effected people.

She now runs Edan Sound, working with groups and individuals using sound as a tool to help heal and balance. She has worked all over the country with a variety of groups and individuals including people with Autism, chronic illness, in special and mainstream schools, with members of the public, with elderly dementia patients and in hospices.

When performing with other musicians and artists, Soesen uses singing bowls, gongs and percussion in a free form improvised way, taking people on an uplifting sonic journey. In 2016 she supported Swedish band Goat in the No Thyself project.

Rosa Francesca

Ideas of Noise is a festival of experimental sound taking place in Birmingham, with a focus on connecting experimental audiences and performers of different genres across the West Midlands and creating opportunities for emerging and established local artists. The programme spans free improv, electronica, sound art, noise, contemporary classical and more, featuring a mixture of performances, installations, workshops and participation areas. Check out for updates.

Ideas of Noise is produced by Andrew Woodhead and Sarah Farmer

Free entry. Booking advised.

This event is part of Thinking/Not Thinking Fest, taking place at Centrala during 12-14 April. For details of other events taking place click here:

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England