baconjam collective is an artistic collective curating concerts and events in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Co-founded in 2013 by Eleanor Cully and Stephen Harvey from the Centre of Research in New Music (CeReNeM) at the University of Huddersfield, Baconjam originally set out to create a platform for showcasing the work of composers and performers based in and around the university. We have since collaborated with local organisations Unna Way and Made in Huddersfield as well as AME (UK / Japan) and NU:NORD (UK / Norway / Canada). Our concerts are produced by Eleanor Cully and Stephen Harvey, having also co-curated with David Pocknee and Ryoko Akama.
Eleanor Cully (b. 1992) is a composer and artist working with text and visual materials. She has had work premiered at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Piano without Organs Festival, NC USA and at Unna Way, Huddersfield . Eleanor has curated and coordinated events in London and Huddersfield since 2012.
Eleanor teaches voice for Musica Kirklees and composition at Huddersfield New College.
Stephen Harvey (b.1957) has a background working in photography and graphic design. He is an also an improvising performer and composer and is currently pursuing a PhD in composition at the University of Huddersfield/CeReNeM.
Stephen performs in the post-genre noise band Tout Croche with Dominic Thibault and his own project redvirginsoil.
Stephen has curated events for Tout Croche and co-curates the record label and publishers, The Silent Howl both with composer and producer Dominic Thibault. Stephen’s solo album CollidedVoices and the Tout Croche album Super Silent & The Whole Shebang are released, amongst many others through The Silent Howl imprint.