Pere Ubu Podcasts

Beginning 16 June, and then every two weeks finishing 22 September, an episode from Pere Ubu's project Bring Me The Head Of Ubu Roi will be podcast at www.hearpen.com. The series of 8 podcasts covers the first half of a radio play adapted by David Thomas from the playwright and pataphysicist Alfred Jarry's 1896 absurdist stage play Ubu Roi. Embedded in the podcasts are songs from Pere Ubu's forthcoming Cooking Vinyl CD Long Live Père Ubu! (out September 14), as well as dialog and electronic ambience. Sarah Jane Morris (ex-Communards, Happy End) performs the role of Mère Ubu, partnering Thomas who performs as Père Ubu. Members of the group supply the voices of other characters.

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