Pete Um
Pete Um is a tape-poet from Cambridge, with sardonic humour, unreliable MD player and a bunch of weird electronic miniatures. In its complex idiosyncrasy, Um challenges, in reflexive terms, normative histories of popular music and its repressions, in order to formulate an audible space in which the contradictions of the digitalisation of the auditory spheres of culture may be made apparent. In his recursions to present and past forms of analogue and digital music, Um asks us to consider the complexities of our present, and our future. Additonally, Um is probably the best or at least the only Douglas Park impersonator.