About Gummo Clare

I'm a PhD researcher at the University of Leeds. I am studying the contemporary jazz scene in London and its entanglement with the digitalisation and platformisation of the cultural industries. I work mainly within popular music studies, particularly jazz studies and the music of the Black Atlantic; cultural industries and critical media studies; critical theory; and science and technology studies. I'm an avid and omnivorous music listener and amateur musician.
Gummo Clare is a PhD researcher in the School of Media and Communications, University of Leeds.

NBN Episodes hosted by Gummo:

Paul Rekret, "Take This Hammer: Work, Song, Crisis" (Goldsmiths Press, 2024)

July 10, 2024

Take This Hammer

Paul Rekret
Hosted by Gummo Clare

The emergence of the popular music industry in the early twentieth century not only drove a wedge between music production and consumption, it also un…

Dan DiPiero, "Contingent Encounters: Improvisation in Music and Everyday Life" (U Michigan Press, 2022)

February 27, 2023

Contingent Encounters

Dan DiPiero
Hosted by Gummo Clare

Contingent Encounters: Improvisation in Music and Everyday Life (U Michigan Press, 2022) offers a sustained comparative study of improvisation as it a…

Ross Cole, "The Folk: Music, Modernity, and the Political Imagination" (U California Press, 2021)

October 28, 2022

The Folk

Ross Cole
Hosted by Gummo Clare

In The Folk: Music, Modernity, and the Political Imagination (U California Press, 2021), Ross Cole revisits the remarkable upswell of interest in folk…

M. I. Franklin, "Sampling Politics: Music and the Geocultural" (Oxford UP, 2021)

August 9, 2022

Sampling Politics

M. I. Franklin
Hosted by Gummo Clare

Music sampling has become a predominantly digitalized practice. It was popularized with the rise of Rap and Hip-Hop, as well as ambient music scenes, …

Ellis Jones, "DIY Music and the Politics of Social Media" (Bloomsbury, 2020)

August 3, 2022

DIY Music and the Politics of Social Media

Ellis Jones
Hosted by Gummo Clare

Since the 1970s, there has been a rich, global lineage of broadly guitar-based music scenes which have enacted a political critique of the commercial …

Simidele Dosekun, "Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture" (U Illinois Press, 2020)

June 17, 2022

Fashioning Postfeminism

Simidele Dosekun
Hosted by Gummo Clare

Women in Lagos, Nigeria, practice a spectacularly feminine form of black beauty. From cascading hair extensions to immaculate makeup to high heels, th…

Mark Anthony Neal, "Black Ephemera: The Crisis and Challenge of the Musical Archive" (NYU Press, 2022)

June 10, 2022

Black Ephemera

Mark Anthony Neal
Hosted by Gummo Clare

We are living in an era of unprecedented access to popular culture: contemporary digital infrastructure provides anyone with an internet connection ac…

Anamik Saha, "Race, Culture and Media" (Sage, 2021)

May 20, 2022

Race, Culture and Media

Anamik Saha
Hosted by Gummo Clare

In Race, Culture and Media (Sage, 2021), Anamik Saha provides an account of the role that media plays in both circulating and shaping ideas about race…

Jonathan Sterne, "Diminished Faculties: A Political Phenomenology of Impairment" (Duke UP, 2022)

May 17, 2022

Diminished Faculties

Jonathan Sterne
Hosted by Gummo Clare

Diminished Faculties: A Political Phenomenology of Impairment (Duke UP, 2022) begins by calling into question a fundamental principle of orthodox phen…

Dhanveer Singh Brar, "Teklife, Ghettoville, Eski: The Sonic Ecologies of Black Music in the Early 21st Century" (Goldsmiths Press, 2021)

May 6, 2022

Teklife, Ghettoville, Eski

Dhanveer Singh Brar
Hosted by Gummo Clare

Teklife, Ghettoville, Eski: The Sonic Ecologies of Black Music in the Early 21st Century (Goldsmiths Press, 2021) uses three Black electronic musics –…

Amanda D. Lotz, "Media Disrupted: Surviving Pirates, Cannibals, and Streaming Wars" (MIT Press, 2021)

April 27, 2022

Media Disrupted

Amanda D. Lotz
Hosted by Gummo Clare

Has the internet really been the main culprit behind the upheaval of the contemporary media industries? In Media Disrupted: Surviving Pirates, Canniba…

Nicole Starosielski, "Media Hot and Cold" (Duke UP, 2021)

April 20, 2022

Media Hot and Cold

Nicole Starosielski
Hosted by Gummo Clare

Media Hot and Cold (Duke UP, 2021) attunes the reader to temperature as a crucial but often overlooked terrain of control, communication and contestat…

Nicole Starosielski, "Media Hot and Cold" (Duke UP, 2021)

April 20, 2022

Media Hot and Cold

Nicole Starosielski
Hosted by Gummo Clare

Media Hot and Cold (Duke UP, 2021) attunes the reader to temperature as a crucial but often overlooked terrain of control, communication and contestat…