USRNM (pronounced Username) is the latest project by sound artist and musician Stuart Bowditch. Where as his previous works have been focused on the real world, responding to location, local communities and the sounds of everyday objects, USRNM delves into the virtual world of the
internet, technology and machines for its inspiration. The Instant Message EP derives all of its song titles from Instant
Message speak, and whilst in themselves the titles have meaning, there is little value to be gained by reading into them; it is the music that should be the focus and not that which surrounds it. This mirrors Stuart's frustration with online identities, personas and activities, where faces mean nothing, words are thrown away and the truth is hidden. Through USRNM he endeavours to seek out the positive from this world of unknowns.