The Secret Noise is a surreal and fantastical project exploring music and secrecy. Created by composer Damien Ricketson and performed by Ensemble Offspring, the dreamlike work has been inspired by cultural practices that deliberately shield music from public life including forbidden ceremonies, legally extinguished music, covert music-making and private love songs.
The Secret Noise EP is a surreal dreamlike recording featuring newly invented whirling instruments. The Secret Noise CD is a spacious and immersive experience cast over a single 45 minute track.
“Ricketson is a composer whose skill lies in his unique control of sonority.” – Maxim Boon, Limelight