Ideas of Noise is dedicated to nurturing new talent and introducing young people to experimental sound making. Previous participation activities have included:
AV Play Area (Surge in Spring 2018)
IoN brought its first children's event to mac Birmingham in April 2018, featuring a heap of sonic curiosities for 4-10 year olds specially created by sound artist/saxophonist Joe Wright and guitarist/electronics wizard Ben Lee (AKA Gorillabot). The play area included circuit-bent toys, sound lasers and a draw-your-own graphic score station, all filtered through the mind-bending electronics rig of trumpeter/improviser Aaron Diaz.
Surge Kids (IoN Festival 2018)
Crèche and Burn (Surge in Spring 2019)
IoN returned to Surge in Spring in 2019 with a brand new installation designed and built by Joe Wright. Using light-based synthesisers and a series of sensor "flowers", children learned about controlling proximity-based instruments and electronic systems through games and trial-and-error.