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And this is the gig in Brussels on Sunday afternoon.
SIESTA SESSION #21 : PETE UM (LIVE) + MERRYL HARDT + KOSTEN KOPER
Um is the glint in Delia Derbyshire’s eye as she puts Kurt Schwitters and Julian Cope to the razor blade
Music/Arts – Performance
Sunday, February 21, 2010
3:00pm – 8:00pm
Les Ateliers Claus
15 Rue Crickx
SIESTA SESSION #21 : PETE UM (LIVE) + MERRYL HARDT (PERFORMANCE/VIDEOS) + KOSTEN KOPER (DJ)
ZONDAG / DIMANCHE / SUNDAY
21 February • 16:00 • 5€
Les Ateliers Claus, Crickxstraat 15 rue crickx, 1060 Brussels
LIVE: (on stage 16h00)
Pete Um (Gagarin Records, Germany)
EN / Although he comes from Cambridge, UK, Pete Um is a tape-poet in the range of great Neue Deutsche Welle artists, with sardonic humour and unreliable instruments. His love affair with tape recorders came to an end in 1996, when he bought his first synthesizer and came out of the closet as a singer. He then began to perform his weirdly short tracks, these electronic dadaist miniatures, full of the same kind of depressed mood Jarvis cocker used to share in his early times. Crooner from outer space, Pete Um believes in failure and accidents as some believe in love. He’s been applauded by eccentrics such as Ariel Pink and Felix Kubin.
Attempts to define his personality provoke his peers to phrases like…
…Um is an electro-dadaist pop star peddling audio anxiety and monomania from the digital kitchen sink
…Um is the glint in Delia Derbyshire’s eye as she puts Kurt Schwitters and Julian Cope to the razor blade
…Absolute belter of oddball proportions
…Hand picked to support Thom Yorke, 25th February 2010. So see him before he gets his collar felt by the Radiohead fed public.
FR / Pete Um est un poète de l’échec, un crooner sarcastique. Depuis toujours amateur de collages de bandes, il attendit 1996 et son premier clavier pour se révéler chanteur et performer. Humour britannique et provocation germanique se mêlent pour ces miniatures électroniques, ces morceaux bizarrement courts aux chutes étranges. Signé sur le label d’un autre excentrique, Felix Kubin, il appartient à cette lignée d’artistes inclassables, uniques et indispensables.
Merryl Hardt (FR)
Kosten Koper (Radio Panik, Brussels)
Dr. Koper first got into music after a stint in prison for stealing cars, when he should have been taking his final examinations, at the age of sixteen. On release, he had gained not only a life long fear of the police, prison food and crossing borders but turned into a recluse; staying indoors, collecting records, listening to music and dreaming of the day when he could grace the decks of Les Atelier Claus. He has an MA in Gender, Culture & Politics from The University Of London and now lives in Brussels where he animates the weekly show ‘L’etranger’ on Radio Panik, 105.4FM, makes films, and teaches the children of rich people how to spell.
His playlist for this session includes : Surface Mutants, Xiu Xiu, Scritti Politti, Little Girls, Tom Fazzini, Blue Sun, Vermorel, VK88, The Frogs, Inflatable Boy Clams, Chance, Jana Hunter, Poison Girls, Felix Kubin, Methodishca Tune, God Is My Co-Pilot, Human Sexual Response, Brian Eno a.o.
Also cheap bar and other Sunday oddities.
nb. Pete Um & Merryl Hardt are performing as part of the latest film involving Kosten Koper, ‘Marcel’, which premieres on 20th February, 20h30, Netwerk, Aalst.