A Night and a Day of International Electronic Music and Sound   1 comment


This weekend Kesh and Bad Timing present a Night and a Day of International Electronic Music and Sound from Australia, Sweden and the cities in the UK

Fri 27th 7:30-10:30pm and Sat 28th April 2012 3:30-9pm
Unitarian Church, 5 Emmanuel Rd, Cambridge, CB1 1JW
Please BYO alcohol. Ages 16+ welcome.
Location map:


The church is within 5 minutes of Cambridge Drummer St Bus Station and Parkside Coach Stops and around 20 minutes walk from Cambridge Station or use buses to/from Emmanuel St/St Andrew’s St. Last trains to London: 23:15 (King’s Cross), 22:51 (Liverpool St). http://www.transport-direct.info/

Friday 27th April, 7:30pm-10:30pm
PIMMON (room40, Ritornell, Tigerbeat6/Australia)
PETE UM (Gagarin, Strange Lights, UK)

Saturday 28th April, 3:30pm-9pm
B J NILSEN (aka HAZARD) (Touch Recordings, Ash International/Sweden)
PAUSAL (Barge Recordings, Highpoint Lowlife, UK)
YPSMAEL (Silent Place/Prods in the Dark, UK)

plus bad timing djs

Combined pass (Fri night/Sat day): £15 adv / £14 NUS
Fri night only: £7.50 adv
Sat day only: £9.50 adv

FRIDAY details:

(room 40, fällt, staalplaat, staubgold, tigerbeat6)

Pimmon is the long-term project of Australian Paul Gough. Pimmon is recognised internationally for pushing the boundaries of music and digital composition. His music draws and scrapes together pop, minimal composition, exotic drones and found sounds, creating a dense, emotive, compelling and challenging listening experience. Recording on labels including no less than Fällt, Fat Cat, Tigerbeat6, Staalplaat and Staubgold, he has also collaborated with Keith Rowe, Fennesz and Oren Ambarchi.

With his latest edition ‘The Oansome Orbit’ for Lawrence English’s ROOM40 imprint, he strikes out at some of his most harmonic territory to date, merging washes of rich tone against irregular grids of texture. The results are wholly individual and utterly consuming.

Often heard between sets during Bad Timing’s 10 years of existence, we are very proud to present him in Cambridge for the first time.


grief athletes
Lo-tech drone and noise. Recent activities include a split cassette release with Brideburger and support slots for Our Love Will Destroy The World and KWJAZ in Cambridge and gigs in East Anglia.

pete um
(gagarin, strange lights)

local radio
Local Radio is a live project using FM transmitters and recycled radios to create site-specific performances in which the radios become an experimental PA system or a rather unpredictable polyphonic instrument. Sound sources include cassettes, clockwork record players playing custom-made recycled CD records and field recordings.

Originally created as part of ‘Frequency Modulation’ at Kettle’s Yard New Music Mornings in 2008, Local Radio has been staged in a variety of venues in Cambridge including Aid & Abet as part of ‘Art As A Full Time Hobby’ (2011) and Reworks and most recently at kleeep-a-kleeep STEW Gallery, Norwich. Local Radio has also shared bills with the likes of Alexander Tucker and Courtis/Moore in Cambridge.


SATURDAY details

b j nilsen
(touch, ash international)

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.


Poster: http://www.bad-timing.co.uk/badtimingkesh270412nightandday.jpg

/Bad Timing

One response to “A Night and a Day of International Electronic Music and Sound

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  1. great set Pete! wish i had taken photogs. Best sermon I ever heard, and believe me, i heard alot of em

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