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Fri 11 May 2018 Outlands presents MATANA ROBERTS & KELLY JAYNE JONES + support THRESHOLD ENTITIES St Barnabas Church, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2BD promoted by Cambridge Junction supported by bad timing 8pm £11.50 adv inc booking fee tickets/more info from Cambridge Junction Box Office

Internationally renowned US composer, saxophonist, mixed-media practitioner, and sonic voyager Matana Roberts (perhaps best known for her acclaimed Coin Coin project, ongoing and unfolding via Constellation Records) and British sound artist/improviser Kelly Jayne Jones. Roberts and Jones will weave their own approaches into live collaborative works informed by deeply expressive playing, tactile electro-acoustic interplay and a broader shared politics of resistance/defiance.
MATANA ROBERTS is an internationally renowned composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner. Roberts works in many contexts and mediums, including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theatre, and has released a diverse body of solo and ensemble work under her own name on Constellation Records and Central Control over the past decade. She is perhaps best known for her acclaimed Coin Coin project, a multi-chapter work of "panoramic sound quilting" that aims to expose the mystical roots and channel the intuitive spirit-raising traditions of American creative expression while maintaining a deep and substantive engagement with narrativity, history, community and political expression within improvisatory musical structures. Constellation began documenting the Coin Coin project in 2011 and has released the first three of a projected twelve album-length chapters to date.
KELLY-JAYNE JONES makes use of varying combinations of prepared recordings, text, rocks, found sounds and flute. Her work beckons a tussle with uncertainty, inviting exposure and vulnerability in performance, chasing experiences that open our chasms within, without restraint. Searching for humble principles of growth; physics; sound, connecting with others in the same space/moment, customary experimental play, with threads and beads of improvisation and interactivity. KJJ has had residencies at Arnolfini in Bristol UK and Kunstalle Bergen, Norway, and has produced commissioned works for Haris Epaminonda at dOCUMENTA13, Tate Modern, ICA London, Schirn Frankfurt, Point Centre Nicosia. She has performed, solo and with part wild horses mane on both sides, at CCA Glasgow, Trieze Gallery Paris, Borealis Festival, Tectonics Reykjavik, Hangar Bicocca in Milan and at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
She returns to Cambridge after previous appearances at bad timing and Wysing Annual Music Festival, as part of part wild horses mane on both sides.



Sun 10 June 2018 bad timing presents BRIDGET HAYDEN (VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA) CB2 basement, 5-7 Norfolk St, Cambridge, CB1 2LF 8:30–10:45pm More details/tickets soon

'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


Thu 28 Jun 2018 Outlands and Supersonic Festival presents YUNOHANA VARIATIONS: YOSHIMIO (BOREDOMS/OOIOO), SUSIE IBARRA AND ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE (LICHENS) J2, Cambridge Junction, Cambridge, CB1 7GX promoted by Cambridge Junction supported by bad timing 8pm £11.50 adv inc booking fee tickets/more info from Cambridge Junction Box Office

'Three improvisational luminaries; multi-instrumentalist YoshimiO (Boredoms, OOIOO, SAICOBAB), avant-garde percussionist Susie Ibarra, and artist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens) shall be performing together as Yunohana Variations for the first time in the UK. The trio's previous collaborations have resulted in album, ‘Flowers Of Sulphur’, released on Thrill Jockey this February. ‘Flower of Sulphur’, is a transfixing piece of continuous improvisational work which explores the direct relationship between the artists and their individual configurations. The album takes the form of the trio each playing their principal instruments to explore the space in that moment. This spontaneous composition showcases the freedom and musical immediacy of all three artists’ ability to interplay as well as their individual unique techniques to create engaging experimental sounds. This tour is the second installment of Outlands’ experimental tour outings, this time produced by Birmingham’s Supersonic Festival.'


Sun 27 May 2018 Outlands presents KELLY JAYNE JONES workshop J3, Cambridge Junction, Cambridge, CB1 7GX promoted by Cambridge Junction supported by bad timing 2pm Free but places very limited. Reserve now to take part. reservations/more info from Cambridge Junction Box Office

Taking inspiration from Zorn’s Game Pieces this workshop will take an experimental and collaborative approach to composition with participants drawing upon a range of objects, methods, activities and processes along with mindfulness techniques to consider what it is to create sound together.
Exploring the spaces within and between improvisation and composition a means of collective creative expression, workshop participants will engage in processes of communal creativity inspiring interpersonal transformation as a political act.

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