If the stars are aligned listening to the most ordinary blues rock jam might become a ridiculously strange experience. You suddenly remember you're at an exquisite hidden corner in the garden of forking paths. The paths leading out all fork too.
Twenty years ago, Jan Anderzén took it upon himself to bring Tomutonttu's music to human ears. In the Asbestos Art Space performance he puts on a mask and peeps beyond the mundane where an alternative logic rules. The goal is to communicate exhilarating glimpses of not knowing, of the enigma that is neither positive or negative.
Gnomes represent the original augmented reality. Tomutonttu's music arises from the groove of a random wasteland thicket. There is no distinction between "composition" and "production". Everything is going too fast and not fast enough. Why does music sometimes affect us so strongly? From the sparks of this question Tomutonttu was born.
The performance is the first part of Jan Anderzén's three-part Tomutonttu series taking place in Helsinki in the winter of 2023–24. Thanks to Koneen Säätiö for supporting the work.
Fri 3.11. at 5 and 6 p.m
Sat 4.11. at 2 and 3 p.m
Sun 5.11. at 2 and 3 p.m
Mon 6.11. at 5 and 6 p.m
Tue 7.11. at 5 and 6 p.m
The performance is about 45 minutes long.