Neum ( 2003 ) Single Channel Video , Colour, PAL, Stereo audio

Neum or neume is a succession or series of notes sung on or to one syllable. The term is found in medieval music theory and seems to have been used first in the eleventh century. The word derives from the Greek pneuma for breath.

Nnneeeuuummmm is a sound sometimes heard from children while playing with toy cars. Other sounds heard include Vroom, Beep, Rrooaar, Bbbdroom, Braaawn, Brraaooom, Screeechhh, Nee-Naaaww and of course Woo-Woo-Wooo.