Sydney Morning Herald 24/2/2012
✩✩✩✩ (Four Stars)
You can hear the delight in the process as the members of The Noise improvise. They listen hard, leave space for each other and cohere with sometimes uncanny precision. The core band is a string quartet consisting of violinists Veronique Serret and Mirabai Peart, violist James Eccles and cellist Ollie Miller: four young Sydney players who have taken to improvisation like birds to flying. They expand the options by going electric for some pieces and by having guests including guitarist Aaron Flower (who joins Miller in the equally fascinating Amphibious). Above all they share an aesthetic that free improvisation may dare to be melodic, evocative, starkly beautiful, and be realised with a touch of elfin lightness.
Sydney Morning Herald – “hypnotic, distinctive, iridescent, visceral”
Peter Hollo (FBi Radio) - "fantastic classical musicians...
playing music that's a million miles away from classical music"
Julian Day (ABC Classic FM) -
"The Noise is an excellent addition to the Sydney new music scene"
OzJam review - "What can I say other than simply sublime…4 and 1/2 stars out of 5"