Art gallery and performance space in Bradford (UK) hosting exhibitions, concerts, film screenings and other events.

UML Presents: Elysia Crampton + Joanne


"A myth even to their neighbours" - Leeds Union Music Library is excited to present:

performing 'Dissolution of The Sovereign: A Time Slide Into The Future'

Elysia Crampton is a Bolivian-American musician and producer based in California. She has been creating music for years, recontextualising vocals from artists like Brandy and Rihanna into something a lot more uncanny. Since 2015 she has released two albums (American Drift and Elysia Crampton presents: Demon City), both drawing on influences as disparate as nu-metal, crunk and cumbia, which have brought her a much-deserved higher profile.

Performing a live A/V set, 'Dissolution of The Sovereign: A Time Slide Into The Future', "a mini pop epic that works alongside Demon City", the work is Elysia's attempt to bridge the Aymara oral history tradition/theater legacy with her own trans femme abolitionist grasp of futurity, always amidst the cataclysmic, irreducible horizon of coloniality.


Joanne uses algorithms to drive hardware synthesisers, projecting her code for your pleasure. Her sets shift between cracking noise and drone to fragmented beats. Drawing inspiration from the instability of her technologies, she writes code that challenges the sonic potential of her machines.

Recommended entry donation: £7


Fuse is fully accessible. The entrance door is at ground level with no steps, as is the gig space. There is a gender-neutral, disabled toilet onsite too. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to get in contact with us at:

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