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Press Release
July 2011

Wysing Arts Centre explores the legacy of psychedelia in this year’s annual
10 September 12noon – 12midnight

Taking its title from Albert Einstein’s theories of the fourth dimension, Wysing’s 2011
annual music event explores the legacy of psychedelia; from the emergence of the
term, through 1960s counter culture movements to contemporary art and music.

Psychedelia, which is derived from the ancient Greek words for ‘soul’ (psyche)
and ‘to manifest’ (deloun), is the focus of the day-long event that includes
live music, talks, performances, and screenings exploring utopian futures,
mind expansion and alternative models for living. Musically the event avoids a
retrospective interpretation of the psychedelia theme and focuses on a forward-
looking and wide-ranging line-up of electronic and hypnotic, improvised and
immersive music. The spectrum of live music performed on the day includes
electronic music, noise, dubstep, current psych-influenced hypnotic guitar music and
minimalist composition.

Specially created structures will house events across Wysing’s large rural site in
Cambridgeshire, UK including: Andy Holden’s Boulder Stage, created for the first
Wysing music festival last summer, Köbberling and Kaltwasser’s Amphis, and
a new structure by artist Giles Round which will reinterpret constructions from
architect Ken Isaacs’ book How To Build Your Own Living Structures (1974). Also on
site will be Constitution of the Damned, an exhibition programmed in collaboration
with Electra and curated by Fatima Hellberg and Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz.
Contributors to the event include artists Mark Essen, Hilary Koob-Sassen, Kate
Owens, Damien Roach, who are currently in residence at Wysing.

Musicians include Invisible Polytechnic Orchestra (Junior Aspirin Records:

Nathaniel Mellors, Andy Cooke and Dan Fox) who will make a durational performance
of Terry Riley’s In C, Alexander Tucker, Ashtray Navigations, Astral Social
Club, BK and Dad, Dead Rat Orchestra, Demdike Stare, Design A Wave,
Devilman (DJ Scotch Egg, Dokkebi Q, Taigen of Bo Ningen), Diagonal,
Disinformation, The Doozer, English Heretic, Man from Uranus, Maria and
the Mirrors, Nochexxx, Old Apparatus, Pete Um, Please, Preslav Literary
School, Raagnagrok Allstars, Transept, Simon Scott (ex Slowdive), 666
6 (Artists Phil Root and E Park), Time, and DJ sets from Marcus Scott
(Hyperdub) and artists Andy Holden & Ed Atkins. Other events include yoga with
Cheryl Sayers, tie-dye workshops with Lou Ruddell, artist talks including Liliane

Lijn and performance with artists Patrick Staff and Olivia Plender.


More artists and musicians being added all the time, for updates check here

For press and media enquiries and to request images, please contact
Lucy Wilson,, tel 07787 854468 or
(from 4th August) Cara Acred,, tel: 01954

PAST PRESENT FUTURE SPACE-TIME is programmed in partnership with Bad
Timing, Strange Attractor, Escalator Music and Electra.

Tickets start at £15 and can be booked here:

Or via We Got Tickets

Venue address:
Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridgeshire, CB23 2TX
01954 718 881

Image credit: Damien Roach, Weave series collage #6, 2010

WYSING ARTS CENTRE shapes new ways of working in the arts and challenges
artists and audiences to re-think what is possible, often in partnership with each
other. In the last five years this approach has led to the creation of extraordinary
projects and experiences, and has made Wysing one of Europe’s leading centres for
the visual arts. With a large rural site comprising 10 separate buildings including
artists’ studios, educational and new media facilities, a gallery and project spaces;
with an ongoing and innovative artistic programme of events, exhibitions, retreats
and residencies; and with a number of key strategic partnerships in place, Wysing
Arts Centre is delivering a rich programme that is accessible on many levels to a
range of people.

THE INSTITUTE OF BEYOND is a series of twelve artists’ residencies based
within 3 research departments each lasting six weeks and culminating in a public
presentation. The institute is an informal educational model, experimenting with
methods of artistic research and production. Three departments have been created

within the institute focusing on wrong answers, psychedelic studies and overlooked
histories. The form the institute takes is actively defined by the work produced by
participating artists, researchers and practitioners whilst on the residency.

Stagger   3 comments

“Don’t miss @peteum on tonights @staggerindie show. Tune in from 10-11 @Cambridge105 fm or listen live from the 105 website.”


Show now here:

Stagger 29-08-11 Pete Um Special by Staggerindie on Mixcloud


“Higher higher higher higher” etc.

Mousefest   Leave a comment

I’m playing and DJing at this event tonight in Brixton.


Posted August 20, 2011 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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Radio On   Leave a comment

When El Duz played this for me first I got very excited about it. Please endorse my excitability & share this about!

You can also buy a cassette!

Posted August 16, 2011 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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Doozer Walker Tribute   1 comment

Nice tribute to Bernard Walker, one of the original Cast Of Mill Road Characters (Professor Wrongangles) on this website. I wrote about him a bit here when I found a load of his cassettes and other merz outside his house earlier this year. Here’s him singing a song, which I feel a bit silly for posting when I have countless unique fragments of his recorded life in my personal possession. Mill Road will miss him for sure.


Posted August 8, 2011 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

Hacker Farm in The Vortex   Leave a comment

I’m conscious that I might say something that is unintentionally insulting in some way but what I like about this, and it’s also something I find present in Ekoplekz’s stuff, is its unpretentiousness. There’s a kind of heritage to it, but it’s not something that’s just copped or aped. It’s a felt thing, part of these guys’ cultural DNA. It comes of being old, ha ha, and being old enough.

Posted August 8, 2011 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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This could be Vast.   Leave a comment

Saw this round Pilar’s. This guy did some very good surreal heckling at an Um gig once.

Posted August 8, 2011 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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Thu 4th August, The Portland, Cambridge R STEVIE MOORE + TROPICAL OOZE + PETE UM   Leave a comment


Short details:

Thu 4th August, The Portland, Cambridge
8:30-11pm, Entry: 6.00 adv/7.00 door

Longer details:

After producing over 400 brilliant albums and hundreds of music videos from
his own bedroom and being a massive influence on underground musicians such as Ariel Pink, R. Stevie Moore will be going on his first-ever world tour.


Brooklyn’s Tropical Ooze will play with him as well as playing their own set.

Opening is Cambridge’s most infamous bedroom music producer Pete UM, who recently had a 1,998-track playback and a gig in in Cambridge smallest venue Self Assembly with a capacity crowd of 7, and people queuing outside.

Self-Assembly footage found (feat. Rob Kemp).   1 comment

Uploaded by the mysterious BadTimingNights

Posted August 2, 2011 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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NOCHEXXX press: the square dance is abstract. It is so damn serious about rock-solid bass. Slightly psychedelic prevaricate Nochexxx.   1 comment

Loose Synths

The press release for the new Nochexxx 12” mentions that he has apparently ditched his computer in favour of an MPC and an old 8 track tape recorder, a bold move seems to have paid off, as the tunes are majorly fresh.

‘Charro’ is an unsettling mix of lo-fi computer game melodies and analogue basslines that shift and morph, whilst acid tinged pads tease themselves in and out of consciousness. ’Savage Herald’ is less obvious stylistically yet equally worth of attention. Nochexxx slows the tempo down and creates a vintage bleepy techno number that never quite settles right in the groove. Layered with flashes of musical colour and texture it’s a mile away from anything else I’ve listened to lately.

Released August 15th on RAMP. You can pick up a copy here

New faces: Nochexxx

Nochexxx Cambridge underground scene, one of the great talents of modern electronic music in the UK chicagóiak bass blends with the house and the Detroit electrójával. Due to the unique character immediately became kedvencünkké.

Nochexxx my olvasatomban the kind of writer, one who listens to music, and instantly the Better or all of them, or avoid them in the longer distance. First, the Wire was reading it, and even in spring, and then somehow forgot more to deal with it, so in time is the new Savage Herald / Charr’s bakelites, moreover, point to the Ramp issued which recently Ras G is returned with a new album (interesting anyway the relationship with this label, though probably for you is irrelevant: the early years I loved, and somehow turned away from him, and only recently discovered that in 2009, but especially in 2010, how much music was issued – astounding).

So here is the new number two, I prefer the Savage Herald comes in, because the abstract type of house, which is the square dance is abstract and may not necessarily be completely at rest at home listening to the people to feel included in the traditions of rotation. It is so damn serious about rock-solid bass and a slightly psychedelic prevaricate Nochexxx it sounds. And this is just about the first two minutes, I described the eight, while the remainder of the time, there are also drawing new and cool ideas, so the author does not confine itself to what is built at the very beginning. This is already the Charróra is true because, despite the openly Drexciya has resulted, it always changes the rhythm, and often goes techno electróból, now the end is a witty felpörgetése, no matter what a man. Made it a spectacular animated video clip:

Nochexxx – Charr

Otherwise, a half Chinese, half English Nochexxx face it, this time of writing but I’m the sixth man to lájkolta a Facebook page . If you can believe his words, it was influenced Ron Hardy , and this religion is good taste. Earlier – more precisely, from last year – is already two bakelites. The first Sensationallel got together, and the American rapper artist in a context in pushing the numbers first , like Theo Parrishexperiment with new directions, the other recording is good döngölős techno. Another tizenkétinchesidőtlenebb piece looks like an old samplerezhet numbers on it, while modern four dimensions fourth mask.The way of working and a sense of the sound is not far Actresstől and Zombytól. The analog synth and the old, thick sound lovers, I think you should listen to the music.

Posted August 2, 2011 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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