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LEAO perform 'Tumutumu Mauga' - UTR Trash Recital

LEAO perform 'Tumutumu Mauga' - UTR Trash Recital

Sports Team / C.C. / Image credit: Sports Team / Wednesday 6th July, 2022 9:02AM

We're thrilled to share the fifth episode of UTR presents Trash Recital Season 2 — starring LEAO, produced by Sports Team and made with support from NZ On Air!

For each episode of Trash Recital we've invited some of our favourite Aotearoa artists into the UTR studios to perform one of their songs, re-created using everyday items selected from Sports Team's stockpile of recycled junk. Trash Recital not only provides a launchpad for stunning reimaginings of recent (and soon to be) classic tunes, but also the perfect opportunity for a chinwag with our local musical heroes.

Our new episode stars LEAO, the hauntological South Pacific post-punk project of Tāmaki-born Samoan songwriter David Feauai-Afaese with bandmates Larsen Tito-Taylor (WhyFi), Navakatoa Tekela-Pule (Strangelove) and Levi Gemmell. Reimagining in-studio their unreleased song 'Tumutumu Mauga' (meaning "top of the mountain" in Samoan), the group spoke about how the tune arose from Feauai-Afaese's explorations in Igi Samoa fingerpicking and reflected on their sonically boundless project's own "life being." Experience the Noa Records crew performing 'Tumutumu Mauga' using a garden hose, racket, saw and even a car tire while making shapes behind the Trash Recital desk.

DOP: Callum Devlin
Editor: Callum Devlin
Title Animator: Annabel Kean
Sound Engineer: Ruby Walsh
Sound Mix: Ruby Walsh
Assistant Camera: Tash van Schaardenburg
Theme Tune: Callum Devlin
Project Manager: Annabel Kean
Production Team: Sports Team

UTR Production Team: Daryl Fincham & Chris Cudby

Made with support from NZ On Air


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