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Altmusic Presents: Tomutonttu (Finland)

Altmusic Presents: Tomutonttu (Finland)

Monday 6th September, 2010 12:29PM

Altmusic's 2010 audio series continues this month with it's third touring artist, Tomutonttu from Finland who will play our four major centers starting next week:

Friday 17th September, Auckland - Sky Bears Cuddle Den, 21 Mercury Lane (Next to Mercury Plaza) w/ Sunken (Antony Milton and Stefan Neville)
Saturday 18th September, Wellington - Frederick Street Sound and Light Exploration Society w/ Seht & Full Fucking Moon
Friday 24th September, Dunedin - None Gallery - w/ Rotor Plus & Tillakaratne
Saturday 25th September, Christchurch - SOFA Basement, Arts Centrew/ IRD & Adam Willetts

Tickets for all show on sale now from HERE at Undertheradar.

Press Release:

Altmusic presents: TOMUTONTTU (Fi)

Tomutonttu is the solo project of Jan Anderzťn, a visual artist and musician from Tampere, Finland, whose pivotal role in Kemialliset Ystšvšt and collaborative raids in Avarus and Anaksimandros has - alongside Fonal label colleagues, Es, Paavoharju, Kuupuu, Islaja, Fricara Pacchu, Lau Nau and Shogun Kunitoki - elevated the Finnish experimental underground into a Renaissance-like state, its cross-pollinating telepathy producing some of the most acclaimed records and performances since the mid 2000s, while setting a universal example for communal musical exploration.

The most prolific of the Fonal stable and its related tributaries, Anderzenís music has also appeared on labels such as Ultra Eczema (Lucky Dragons & Yacht, Orphan Fairytale, Wolf Eyes), Fat Cat (Animal Collective, Black Dice, Mķm), Dekorder (Richard Youngs, Xela) Lal Lal Lal (The Skaters, Javelin, Keijo), Jewelled Antler (Skygreen Leopards, Steven R. Smith) and Imvated/Taped Sounds (Christina Carter, The Futurians, Ignatz, Thurston Moore, Magik Markers). In 2008, Anderzťn toured and recorded on the Approximately Infinite Universe Tour: A Caravan of Raw Sound Magic from Finland and the US, with Blevin Blectum, Axolotl, Sumara Lubelski, Fursaxa and members of The Skaters and No Neck Blues Band. He has also held workshops and played a series of concerts for school children at the planetarium of his hometown.

Anderzenís wraithlike powwow, weirdo choral ascents, elated bleeps, bubbly glossolalia and poltergeist thumps coalesce in a captivating sylvan kaleidoscope of psych hyperbole in all his projects, but it is live, in his solo incarnation as Tomutonttu that these magnetic qualities are best articulated. As unassailable blog, Mutant Sounds has described, Tomutonttu is a 'delightful traipse through a verdant forest of ergot poisoned art brut psychedelic deconstructionism; all wobbly string fumble, lobotomized key wheeze and detuned flute toot thatís wonderfully right in it's ungainly "wrongness"'.

Auckland: 8pm Friday 17 September - w/ Sunken(Antony Milton and Stefan Neville) @ Sky Bears Cuddle Den, 21 Mercury Lane (Next to Mercury Plaza)

Wellington: 8pm Saturday 18 September - w/ Seht & Full Fucking Moon @ Frederick Street Sound and Light Exploration Society, 46 Frederick Street

Dunedin: 9pm Friday 24 September - w/ Rotor Plus & Tillakaratne @ None Gallery, 24 Stafford Streetp>

Christchurch: 8pm Saturday 25 September - w/ IRD & Adam Willetts @ SOFA Basement, Arts Centre

Established in 2001 and now organized by committees in every major city in New Zealand under the Audio Foundation, Altmusic is an ongoing series of audio events, regularly bringing a vital injection of contemporary and experimental music from around the world to New Zealand. This year, the programme has continued with each city curating its own event and touring this around NZ.

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Fri 17th Sep
Sky Bears Cuddle Den, Auckland
Sat 18th Sep
Frederick Street Light and Sound Exploration Society, Wellington
Fri 24th Sep
None Gallery, Dunedin
Sat 25th Sep
The Physics Room, Christchurch