events


28/6/18
outlands presents #2: yunohana variations: yoshimiO (boredoms/OOIOO) + susie ibarra + robert aiki aubrey lowe (lichens) support: tribes of europe promoted by cambridge junction supported by bad timing
j2, cambridge junction clifton road cambridge cb1 7gx 20:00-22:00

28/6/18
outlands workshop #2: a spectrum carved in air: vocal instrument workshop with robert aiki aubrey lowe promoted by cambridge junction supported by bad timing
j2, cambridge junction clifton road cambridge cb1 7gx 17:00-18:30

news

1st September 2018

We're off to Wysing Polyphonic today for the ninth annual fesival. Just announced: The next Outlands tour visits Cambridge on Thurs 8th November at Cambridge Junction. With workshops also to be announced. More news soon.

28th June 2018

Hidden Channels focuses on sound, discovery of hidden history and underground activity. and technologies outside the mainstream for working with sound, including 'obsolete' or self-invented techniques and equipment. Hidden Channels has presented events including an annual events within Kettle's Yard New Music, an exhibition of visual and sonic art at Cambridge Museum of Technology and site-specific performance at Spiller's Mill.

This talk will survey Hidden Channels activities, focusing on Cambridge Recorded History -- an ongoing project to discover the earliest recording of environmental sound made in the city of Cambridge. Finding these sounds often where they have been captured incidentally, the investigation has touched upon acoustic ecology, location filming, sound archives and ephemeral physical formats which both preserve and obscure information. At the heart of this are the hidden histories of self-organised sound recording in Cambridge starting in the 20th century and with echoes in activity in the city today.

28th June 2018
outlands #2 yunohana variations: yoshimiO (boredoms/OOIOO) & susie ibarra & robert aiki aubrey lowe (lichens)
+ support: tribes of europe

Next week the second Outlands network tour comes to Cambridge on Thursday 28th June with Yunohara Variations at J2, Cambridge Junction. Produced by Supersonic Festival, this is a collaboration between YoshimiO (Boredoms/OOIOO), Susie Ibarra and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens).

Support comes from Tribes of Europe, the project of Cambridgeshire-based cellist and improviser Martin Elsey, who has collaborated with C Joynes among others and has been featured on Radio 3's Late Junction.
Tickets are just £9 in advance from Cambridge Junction Box Office, including booking fee, more on the door.

Tickets/Info

outlands #2 workshop: A Spectrum Carved in Air

Before the evening show Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe will be leading a workshop exploring soundmaking using the human voice as an instrument (no singing experience necessary).
5–6:30pm J2, Cambridge Junction. Free entry but reservation essential as places are limited.
Reserve a free place/Info

outlands network tours

Outlands is a new UK network for experimental music tours. Bad Timing is working with Cambridge Junction to promote the Cambridge events.

Read more about Outlands Network:
www.outlands.network


past events


10/6/18
bridget hayden + live visuals: cheapest cigs and booze in town
cb2 basement 5–7 norfolk st cambridge cb1 2ld

BRIDGET HAYDEN
'Bridget Hayden is a musician and artist who found notoriety as a multi-instrumentalist in experimental drone music ensemble Vibracathedral Orchestra at the turn of the century. Since 2006 she has produced a catalogue of accomplished compositions and is accredited for a thoroughly contemporary and remarkably sensitive readdress to the blues music tradition, most notable of which is A Siren Blares In An Indifferent Ocean, released on KRAAK records in 2011 to critical acclaim. There are countless attestations to her captivating live work accruing online with each performance and more so now that Hayden is beginning to integrate her visual work – a body of abstract and figurative film, painting and drawing – with her aural performance, creating evocative installations of light, sound and movement that emerge from undomesticated origins.' Cafe Oto

https://bridgethayden.bandcamp.com/

Suffolk-based Cheapest Cigs And Booze in Town create live visuals from a carboot full of DIY magnetic/chemical contraptions and projectors.


29/7/16
aino tytti: millennium mills at spiller's mill
elan studio / spiller's mill mill park cambridge


29/6/16
mickey o'hara (US) krausen-ypsmael (DE) tim yates (UK)
cb2 basement 5–7 norfolk st cambridge cb1 2ld
20:30-23:00

MICKEY O'HARA
(USA) 'is a musician from Worcester, Massachusetts. He plays in free-bloop duo Lean and noistronaut trio Gay Shapes. His solo work has been released on the Moss Archive and Ayurvedic labels. In the past, he has used tape, samples, and feedback systems to create his music, but the ROLLZ-5, a paper circuit drum machine by Peter Blasser is his current focus.' Non-event, MA

https://soundcloud.com/oharamickey

http://secretrow.com/

KRAUSEN-YPSMAEL
(DE) Munich-based improvisation duo, formed in 2013. S. Krausen (drums, percussion); Ypsmael (fx, reeds, bass/guitar, percussion, voice).

http://krausen-ypsmael.tumblr.com/

TIM YATES
(UK) London-based live improviser and builder of experimental acoustic instruments and sound-making objects.

http://hackoustic.org/


7/6/16
ASUNA '100 TOYS' (Asuna Arashi, Japan) john macedo grief athletes
cb2 basement 5–7 norfolk st cambridge cb1 2ld

ASUNA
(Asuna Arashi) uses large collections of multiples to explore interference and drones in installations and live performances. Evolving from previous projects EACH ORGAN and 100 Keyboards, the current tour 100 TOYS uses many tiny cheap toys to creates a multilayered and fascinating plastic universe of drones, loops, sonic moiré and occasional pop implosions.

https://sites.google.com/site/aotoao3inch/

JOHN MACEDO
is a sound artist from London. He has incorporated everything from acoustic instruments and environmental sound to analogue and computer synthesis into his recorded works, live performances and sound installations. He has a pluralistic approach which reveals the ephemeral and hidden potential in all sounds, environments and technologies, often in intimate, immersive and intuitive ways. He performs solo and in collaboration with other musicians on modular synthesizer and custom-made software and electronics.

http://theblackplume.com/

GRIEF ATHLETES

https://griefathletes.bandcamp.com/

12/5/16
bad timing and The Alchemical Landscape present: The Other Side: An Audiophonic Séance: a night of dead formats, traces, sites and spectres from the underground Howlround Documents Evie Salmon & James Riley performing 'Dust' bad timing djs
judith e wilson drama studio faculty of english 9 west road cambridge cb3 9dp

Howlround
is an ongoing exploration of the possibilities of magnetic tape as a creative medium for electronic music. Their live performances and compositions are created entirely by manipulating tape loops of natural acoustic sounds on vintage reel-to-reel machines, with additional reverb or electronic effects strictly forbidden. Their fourth LP Tales From the Black Tangle was released at the end of 2015 and was a dark and compelling concoction of industrial sirens, foghorns, seawash, ship to shore distress signals and even the creaking of a Broadcasting House microphone cradle in need of some oil.

'Uncanny, mesmerising, difficult and sublime' The Quietus

http://www.howlround.co.uk

Documents
is a nascent development of the long running creative occult project English Heretic. Documents has been set up to explore a remit of ethnographic recordings from the imaginal world. Combining the aesthetic of Bataille's surrealist journal "Documents" with the hermetic psychology of James Hillman, the project represents a deepening of the themes laid out by English Heretic. Documents first broadcast was released on the Eighth Climate imprint in December 2015.

Documents will perform two pieces. "Music For The Execution Of Geoffrey Firmin" An imaginary séance for the tragic protagonist of Malcolm Lowry's "Under The Volcano" abstracting dialogue from the film adaptation of Lowry's book to achieve rapport the spectre of Firmin. "Last Broadcast at Boleskine" manipulates field recordings taken at the cemetery overlooked by Aleister Crowley's notorious Loch Ness home. These recordings, carried out on the 1st December 2015, anniversary of Crowley's death, shortly before Boleskine House burned down, constitute music to precipitate the violent demise of an abode on the borderland. Together these pieces explore landscape, film and documentary dialogue as a form of theatrical EVP.

http://www.english-heretic.org.uk/EighthClimate/

Evie Salmon and James Riley
work across multiple faculties at the University of Cambridge. They co-direct The Alchemical Landscape, an ongoing research and public engagement project looking at occulture and geography.

'Dust' is a speculative investigation into the afterlife of two lost recordings by Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. Spoken word, archival murmurings and dead formats.

http://residual-noise.blogspot.co.uk/
http://thealchemicallandscape.blogspot.co.uk/

bad timing djs

past visiting live artists

Bridget Hayden, Aino Tytti, Tim Yates, Howlround, English Heretic, Consumer Electronics, Circuit Breaker, Dead Rat Orchestra, Simon Scott, C Joynes, Laura Cannell, Richard Dawson, John Chantler, Graham Dunning, Chris Corsano, Mick Flower, Heatsick, Lee Patterson, Sean Dower, Sarah Angliss, Land Observations, Holly Rumble, John Boursnell, Container, Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO, Robert Curgenven, |||人 (Paul Abbott/Daichi Yoshikawa/Seymour Wright), Benedict Drew, NHK yx KOYHEN, Sylvester Anfang II, Ensemble Economique, High Wolf, R Stevie Moore, B J Nilsen, Pimmon, Solina Hi-fi, Sculpture, Hacker Farm, Drum Eyes, Astral Social Club, Harry Merry, Our Love Will Destroy The World, Alexander Tucker, Dieter Moebius, Chris Forsyth, Tetuzi Akiyama, James Ferraro, Monopoly Child Star Searchers, Volcano The Bear, Atsuhiro Ito, Hair Police, Family Battlesnake, Part Wild Horse's Mane on Both Sides, Prurient/Cold Cave, Damo Suzuki, Felix Kubin, Wolf Eyes, Disinformation, Pita vs Z'EV, Bugbrand, Keith Fullerton Whitman, DJ Scotch Egg, Kevin Blechdom, Venetian Snares, Panda Bear, Ariel Pink, John Maus, Leafcutter John, Ergo Phizmiz, Goodiepal, Janek Schaefer, V/Vm and many more ...

about

bad timing exists to create unique live music, sound and art events in Cambridge, making regular events happen in venues of all kinds and in other unusual spaces — wherever they can be made to happen. BT brings touring artists to the city from across the world and works with a core of experimental and innovative artists based in Cambridge and beyond, making connections and seeking out performance opportunities.

BT is interested in live events beyond the 'gig' format and has worked with many of the city's visual arts organisations including Kettle's Yard, Aid & Abet and Wysing Arts Centre as well as several Cambridge city museums to develop its own cross-arts projects and provide opportunities to other artists and musicians to work in new ways.

Founded in 2001, Bad Timing is now in its 16th year of activity.

past commissions and productions

2016 The Other Side: An Audiophonic Séance Created with The Alchemical Landscape research group at the University of Cambridge.

2015 Tyburnia at Castle Hill with Dead Rat Orchestra and The Museum of Cambridge Day of site-specific events around the lost site of Cambridge's gallows at Castle Hill. Museum of Cambridge, Castle End Mission and Castle Hill area walk.

Live soundtrack event by Dead Rat Orchestra with film by James Holcombe, panel discussion. History walk, discussion and temporary exhibition created by Tamsin Wimhurst at the Museum of Cambridge.

2014 Hidden Channels: sound, art and technology, 13-21 Sept Site-specific exhibition and live event at Cambridge Museum of Technology. New commission from Jez Riley French 'five resonances (fluid)' premiered. Stephen Cornford 'Archipelago' UK debut showing. Holly Rumble new site-specific performance 'Fortune', John Chantler, Graham Dunning, Chloe Leaper, Peter Sutton, local radio.

www.hiddenchannels.co.uk

2014 monomania: a one-day international festival of solitary and obsessive creative experience across live art, sound, music, visual art and technology. Aid & Abet artspace, Cambridge Junction and Cambridge Station area.

www.monomaniafestival.co.uk

past visiting live artists

Bridget Hayden, Aino Tytti, Tim Yates, Howlround, English Heretic, Consumer Electronics, Circuit Breaker, Dead Rat Orchestra, Simon Scott, C Joynes, Laura Cannell, Richard Dawson, John Chantler, Graham Dunning, Chris Corsano, Mick Flower, Heatsick, Lee Patterson, Sean Dower, Sarah Angliss, Land Observations, Holly Rumble, John Boursnell, Container, Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO, Robert Curgenven, |||人 (Paul Abbott/Daichi Yoshikawa/Seymour Wright), Benedict Drew, NHK yx KOYHEN, Sylvester Anfang II, Ensemble Economique, High Wolf, R Stevie Moore, B J Nilsen, Pimmon, Solina Hi-fi, Sculpture, Hacker Farm, Drum Eyes, Astral Social Club, Harry Merry, Our Love Will Destroy The World, Alexander Tucker, Dieter Moebius, Chris Forsyth, Tetuzi Akiyama, James Ferraro, Monopoly Child Star Searchers, Volcano The Bear, Atsuhiro Ito, Hair Police, Family Battlesnake, Part Wild Horse Mane on Both Sides, Prurient/Cold Cave, Damo Suzuki, Felix Kubin, Wolf Eyes, Disinformation, Pita vs Z'EV, Bugbrand, Keith Fullerton Whitman, DJ Scotch Egg, Kevin Blechdom, Venetian Snares, Panda Bear, Ariel Pink, John Maus, Leafcutter John, Ergo Phizmiz, Goodiepal, Janek Schaefer, V/Vm and many more ...

projects

bad timing
bad timing

bad timing exists to make live events happen across sound, music, art and technology. Since late 2001 it has brought innovative artists from across the world and around the UK to Cambridge.

hidden channels
bad timing

Special events and discussions about sound, active listening, sound-making and field recording in the Cambridge area.

hiddenchannels.tumblr.com
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www.hiddenchannels.co.uk

monomania
monomania festival 2014 Richard Dawson

Monomania is a project which celebrates obsessive, solitary and individual creative experiences.

Monomania Festival 2014 happened at Aid & Abet warehouse artspace, Cambridge Junction and the Cambridge Station cb1 redevelopment area. Artists working solo created commissioned works, performances and workshops over the course of a day.

www.monomaniafestival.co.uk

self assembly
bad timing

Self Assembly is Bad Timing's purpose-built arts centre for Cambridge. The 7-capacity space includes gallery, screening and live performance areas. Originally constructed as part of Art As A Full Time Hobby at Aid & Abet warehouse in 2011, it has since appeared in a Cambridge terrace living room and as part of Lotusland at Changing Spaces Project Space (2015).

Apart from the residential living room, it has survived the demolition or closure of all these spaces as well as the place it was constructed, Reworks warehouse workshop and studios.

festival

Monomania is a project which celebrates obsessive, solitary and individual creative experiences.

Monomania Festival 2014 happened at Aid & Abet warehouse artspace, Cambridge Junction and the surrounding area. Artists working solo created commissioned works, performances and workshops over the course of a day.

Details: www.monomaniafestival.co.uk

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