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UnCommons was a series of Art, Music and Technology events held in unusual spaces across Bradford.

UnCommons #1.
SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER, Wild Woods, Darley St, Bradford BD1 3HN. 6pm - 12am.
The event is free entry and visitors are welcome to drop in at any time to experience the installations, hang out and socialise as well as enjoy the planned activities and performances.

UnCommons is a series of events from Recon, Bradford Threadfest, M@BU - Music at Bradford University bringing together live music, performance, installations, interactive technology, food, drink and good vibes in unusual spaces in and around Bradford.

For our first event we are proud to be working with our art party partners The Brick Box to bring a special night to their ‘Wild Woods’ in a former Marks and Spencers department store in Bradford city centre.

Trail led to/from Fuse Art Space, 7 Rawson Place. BD1 3JP at 7pm for Subveillance presents The End / Bridget Hayden and Claire Potter (ticketed event).
Installations and interactive environments from:
Stuart Childs - LED badge making
Sonolope - movement responsive sound and visuals
Figure-Ground - audio visual Virtual Reality experience from Lewis Hackett of Prefix Studios Ltd
Lumen - immersive projections
Pop up Performances and Live music from:
Aliyah Hussain and John Powell-Jones (Manchester) - amplified drawing with wooden instruments
The Bongoleeros (Pitchley) - primitivist rock’n’roll troubadours. 
From 9pm European Noise Rock showcase with:
Don Vito (Germany) - guitar bass drums noise rock trio
Daikiri (France) -  bass and drums noise rock duo
La Confraternita Del Purgatorio (Italy) - guitar and drums noise rock trio
From 10pm (Silent) Disco from:
Simpatico DJs (Leeds) and guests
Plus all night (or until it runs out)
Drinks by The Sparrow with special cocktails by Bare Plume, and Indian street food by Sonia Sandhu.
See www.bradford.ac.uk/music or search #UnCommons for updates.
Supported by University of Bradford, Arts Council England, City of Bradford MDC, and The Brick Box.

UnCommons #2 - Art, Music, Wearable Technology Party

Thursday 8th December, Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Rd, Bradford BD7 1AA. 8pm - 11pm. £5 / Pay-as-you-feel.
After party for National Media Museums Lates exploring wearable technology in a German Church with …
Experience an immersive Virtual Reality audio visual exploration of the Delius Centre for smartphones from Annabeth Robinson and Marlo De Lara. With 360 light drawings and compositional fragments located around the Delius space at a number of 'hotspots'.
Dead Air Party silent gig featuring Chrononautz, Algobabez and more.
DJs, drinks, and more TBA.
UnCommons is a series of events from Recon, Bradford Threadfest, M@BU - Music at Bradford University bringing together live music, performance, installations, interactive technology, food, drink and good vibes in unusual spaces in and around Bradford.
This edition supported by University of Bradford, Arts Council England and in partnership with National Media Museum and Artworks Creative Communities.
National Media Museum Lates: Wearable Tech details and booking here: http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/events/adults/lates
Marlo DeLara
Born in Baltimore, MD, USA, Marlo DeLara is a sound performance artist currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. Under the Marlo Eggplant alias, De Lara produces textural compositions which develop from microscopic tone landscapes into dense and expansive states of noise and drone. Her works aim to blur the definitions of (un)intentional sound and music. The many noises and tones of De Lara’s live performances are sourced from autoharps, contact mics, vocals and loops, amongst other tools. Her pieces have minimalist origin stories that can be breached through a knowing and often slow-burning approach to improvisation. DeLara has been performing internationally for over a decade and as curator of the Ladyz in Noyz international compilation series, an ongoing project from 2008 to the present, she continues to promote emerging female sound artists/experimental musicians.
Annabeth Robinson
Annabeth is a filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist, predominantly working with digital tools and game technology to create interactive artworks and visuals for stage, gallery and screen. She if currently a Senior lecturer at Leeds College of Art, teaching across BA(Hons) Animation and MA Creative Practice. Her recent work involves collaboration with Devika Rao, dancer in residence at University of Leeds, developing visuals for the dance theatre show Ya Devi, which toured India in Summer 2016. In the virtual world of Second Life she is known as Angrybeth Shortbread, where her work has been shown internationally including; ISEA Singapore 2008 & Belfast 2009, as part of the Kritical Project, and was commissioned by the Long Now Foundation to recreate Brian Eno’s 77 Million Paintings in Second Life, 2007. Her interest in game technology has also involved research into serious games for education, developing Virtual Training Games for School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, which has just won the Times Higher Education Award 2016.
UnCommons #3

Sunday May 28th, 1pm - 4pm, Cliffe Castle, Keighley, free entry

An exclusive afternoon exploration of one of the UK’s most unusual and eccentric heritage museums with music, performance, art and technology events and activities
Renowned sound artist and musician James Mabbett presents a site responsive kinetic composition for live musicians
Workshop for turning objects into instruments from acclaimed technologist, improvisor and live coder
Weirdo spoken word and music duo offer an alternative tour of the Museum
Three special limited edition artworks all made in response to Cliffe Castle's collection will be launched in the gift shop
and special guided tours from the Museum Team including Museum Manager DARU ROOKE...
Supported by University of Bradford, Arts Council England, Bradford Museums and Galleries, South Square Centre