outlands presents #1: matana roberts & kelly jayne jones threshold entities promoted by cambridge junction supported by bad timing
st barnabas church mill road cambridge cb1 2bd

bad timing presents: bridget hayden + more
cb2 basement 5-7 norfolk st cambridge cb1 2ld

outlands presents #2: yunohana variations: yoshimiO (boredoms/OOIOO) + susie ibarra + robert aiki aubrey lowe (lichens) promoted by cambridge junction supported by bad timing
j2, cambridge junction clifton road cambridge cb1 7gx


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

Read more about Outlands Network: The first two tours are coming to Cambridge in May and June 2018.

outlands #1 matana roberts & kelly Jayne jones

On Fri 11th May, Matana Roberts and Kelly Jayne Jones will bring their new collaboration to St Barnabas Church, Mill Road, CB1 2BD, at Gwydir St junction. This new project is commissioned by Outlands Network and produced by Bristol's Qu Junktions. Tickets are just £11.50 advance including booking fee from Cambridge Junction Box Office.

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On Sun 27th May, Kelly Jayne Jones will return to Cambridge to hold a workshop exploring sound and performance and collaboration, inspired by John Zorn's Cobra rules. The workshop is limited to just 15 people with only a few places left. Attendance is free but reservation is essential.

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outlands #2 yunohana variations: yoshimiO (boredoms/OOIOO) & susie ibarra & robert aiki aubrey lowe (lichens)

Then on 28th June, Outlands brings Yunohara Variations to J2 at Cambridge Junction. Produced by Supersonic Festival, this is a collaboration between YoshimiO (Boredoms/OOIOO), Susie Ibarra and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens). Tickets are just £9 in advance from Cambridge Junction Box Office.


Just confirmed: We're very pleased to announce that Bridget Hayden (Vibracathedral Orchestra) will be playing for Bad Timing at CB2 basement, Cambridge, Sun 10th June 2018. More details soon.

Recent special events include 'Tyburnia at Castle Hill' in conjunction with the Museum of Cambridge and 'Hidden Channels' at Cambridge Museum of Technology.


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.

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.

past visiting live artists

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 ...


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.
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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.

self assembly
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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.


Hidden Channels meet up for Cambridge-area sound artists and field recordists

Starting soon: informal meet and share sessions for anyone interested in field recordings and sound art based in the Cambridge area.

DIY, academic, freelance, commercial — all welcome.

4th November 2015 22:48

Festival of Ideas / Art:Language:Location

October in Cambridge.

1st November 2015 22:29

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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.



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