The rest is noise

Watch and listen

Watch and listen

The Rest Is Noise - the Soundtrack to the 20th Century - Watch The Rest Is Noise trailer, featuring archive footage from 100 years of the 20th Century and a recording of The Rite of Spring, used with kind permission of from our principal partner The London Philharmonic Orchestra.

How The Rest Is Noise festival was created - The Rest Is Noise is a year-long celebration of music, art, literature and dance. Watch interviews with Jude Kelly and festival's curators. 

An introduction from Vladimir Jurowski  - The Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra introduces the festival.

Vladimir Jurowski introduces two key works - The London Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski, introduces two of the key concerts - Weill's The Threepenny Opera (2 March 2013) and a programme of Webern, Berg, Martinu and Bartok (27 April 2013).

The Aurora Orchestra- Zeitgeist: Dance of the Machines - Watch the  Aurora Orchestra's trailer,  featuring rarely heard work from George Antheil's astonishing Ballet mécanique -- a visceral rollercoaster for pianola, pianos and a barrage of percussion including aircraft propellers and electric bells. 

Here Comes the Twentieth Century - Listen to talks and bites from the first weekend of The Rest is Noise, including Jude Kelly and Alex Ross in conversation and a keynote talk from the Royal Philharmonic Society.

The Rise of Nationalism - Listen to some of the highlights from the second weekend in the Rest is Noise series. 

ParisListen to talks and bites from The Rest is Noise Paris weekend, featuring lectures on the  key artists, social movements and scientific breakthroughs that defined an era. 

On The Guardian

Here Comes the Twentieth Century

Time to Remember: The Suffragettes - British Pathé video: Watch this clip from the 1950s documentary series Time to Remember, which shows a suffragette parade in the early 20th century

The Rest Is Noise festival: 1900-1910: From Elgar to Nijinsky, The Guardian looks at some of the people and events that helped shape the opening years of the cultural life of the 20th century

An Introduction to The Rest is Noise: Here Comes the Twentieth Century - Gillian Moore, head of classical music at London's Southbank Centre, introduces the first instalment of the year-long festival – and the work of Strauss, Mahler and Schoenberg

The Rise of Nationalism

The Rest is Noise festival: The Rise of Nationalism - video preview - Watch this video from the second weekend in The Rest is Noise series.


Watch the Guardian editor's picks from The Rest is Noise Paris weekend.

Berlin in the 20s & 30s 

Berlin, Kurt Weill and the Threepenny Opera - Watch this preview of the key work of the Berlin in the 20s & 30s section of The Rest is Noise festival on The Guardian website.