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regular nights of experimental, electronics,
radiophonics, diy, lofi, noise
weird pop, randomness ...

experiments and inventions from the underground since 2001
in cambridge, uk

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news: 25/1/14

monomania After some very long-term planning we are pleased to announce that monomania bad timing's one-day festival of obsessive solo performers and obsolete technology is happening this year. The cross-arts festival will take place on Saturday 8th March 2014 at Aid & Abet and Cambridge Junction as well as the route between them. Early bird tickets available now at £13 until the end of January. No booking fee if booked in person at the Junction.

Confirmed events:
monomania: a one-day festival of solitary and obsessive creative experience
music / live art / installation / sound
workshops, screening and zine stalls http://www.monomaniafestival.co.uk

9/4/14 Flower-Corsano Duo + Ashley Paul, Unitarian Church

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r stevie moore
kesh and bad timing present
a night and a day of international
electronic and experimental music and sound
27-28 april 2012

b j nilsen

(touch, ash international)
unitarian church
5 emmanuel road
ages: 16+ byob.

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times: 3:30pm-9:00pm
tickets: £9.50 adv
fri/sat combined pass: £15 adv/£14 NUS

Due to circumstances with Kesh/Simon Scott we have had to stop sales via wegottickets early. Tickets will be available on the door or please email us with names and which events you want to reserve for.

BJNilsen (b,1975 Sweden) is a sound and recording artist. Primarily focused on the sound of nature and its effect on humans, field recordings and the perception of time and space as experienced through sound, often electronically treated. He has worked as composer and sound designer for documentary film, theatre, television and dance and performs his solo work regularly around the globe creating an immersive and intimate soundworld.

BJNilsen has collaborated with Chris Watson, Hildur Gudnadottir, Philip Jeck and Stilluppsteypa amongst others.


(barge recordings, highpoint lowlife)

Pausal is a collaboration between Hampshire friends Simon Bainton and Alex Smalley making immersive and shifting drone.

'monumental ... multi-tiered ambient-drone that’s so densely woven the source materials used to generate it are all but camouflaged in the process' Textura

john chantler

(room 40, fat cat, inventing zero)

Resident of Brisbane, rural Japan and now South London, John Chantler has developed his sound from organic electronics to his current interests in exploratory electro-acoustics, messy guitars and a loose spin on rhythm. Collaborators include Lawrence English and Tujiko Noriko.

For this event he will combine use of the church organ with modular synths.


ypsmael deconstructs and reassembles audio with a magnifying glass. an electric guitar, field recordings, voice, piano, melodica, glockenspiel and other instruments are used as sound sources. ypsmael layers and treats these with effects pedals and minor use of freeware, driven by accidentalism and improvisation. the result are atmospheric soundscapes which zoom in and out, stretch and contract, laying bare to explore hidden sonic textures and granular sounds that otherwise escape the listener's notice.

Since his first live appearance in the summer of 2010, ypsmael has been invited to play alongside artists including mountains, simon scott (ex-slowdive), john chantler, dieter moebius (ex-harmonia and cluster), cam deas. His latest work in progress 'Akystret' was recently showcased at Hidden Channels at Kettle's Yard in March.