Our friend from Finland, Tuomas Toivonen, brings his project to Lofoten for a selection of tailored sets at Trevarefabrikken. Welcome to a line of calming events filled with Toivonen’s music on the second weekend of May.

Saturday Day Program:

Purchasing a ticket will give access to a LIVE PERFORMANCE in the sauna with Tuomas Toivonen. Join this immersive sauna experience with elements of sound for the body & soul.

When: Sat 11th of May 14.00 – 15.30
CC: 350,-
Tickets through Tikkio
Limited space – only 10 slots!

After the live performance the sauna will still be accompanied by soothing tunes throughout the afternoon and evening – you can book yourself a slot here: www.trevarefabrikken.no/sauna

Saturday evening:

The Saturday 11th of May night offers a tailored DJ-set / Live performance with Toivonen. An experimental take on our Trevaredisko, offering a listening based experience floating us into the night.

Free entry until 21.00, after that CC: 100,-

About the artist:

Tuomas Toivonen is an architect, musician and keeper of Kulttuurisauna, a public sauna bath house in Merihaka, Helsinki. His sonic works range from long duration installation to performances and record releases. He works with analog synthesis and electroacoustic techniques, field recordings, self-built instruments and the human voice. Performances combine live analog electronics, custom sound systems and spoken or sung texts to create an impact of physical sound but paired with a literary dimension. Spatial sound experiences, lecture-or lamentation like narratives, meditative focus, and well digested references and gestures are all organised to serve a clear, considered purpose.

One of Tuomas’ sound projects is the on-going, continuously developing sonic ambience of the Kulttuurisauna building. Since 2013, the building has been used as an instrument and site for artistic spatial-sonic research. The sound is constantly changing, generated by varying electronic devices, but some iterations have been playing for over 12 months without a pause. Independently programmed and amplified sound sources are scattered around the building, tuned to complement the frequencies of the building’s ventilation fans and mechanical motors. As this soundsystem is installed in auxilliary spaces not accessible to bathers, the sound is heard muffled and muted as it is heard through a wall. This shifting field of tuned vibrations is sometimes perceived as music, and sometimes not. With these same priinciples, Tuomas will create a parallel soundscape for Trevarefabrikken’s sauna, so during the weekend, the two buildings will resonate together.

“For me, sound represents a powerful, malleble medium that can completely transform our experience, our thoughts. As an artist I feel light and free, ready to take risks – and I enjoy how sound, text, voice and performance can be such immediate, effective and engaging means of expression, especially in comparison to the slow, heavy and clumsy inertia that comes with working with physical objects, buildings and cities.”