Sabotanic Garden: Tonttu Live in Pori CS


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Sabotanic Garden live group improvisation – Recorded during Tonttu performance in May 2013 at Pori Art Museum, Finland

Tonttu is chorereograpy and physical performance by Pasi Mäkelä, performer and musician living in Prague, and co-directing Meteorismo.

“Tonttu (eng. gnome) is a mythical figure of Scandinavian folklore. It was common belief that in most of the areas of the natural world existed gnomes. Forests had forest gnomes, saunas sauna gnomes, barns had barn gnomes etc. Gnomes helped people if they were treated well, but if treated badly or neglected they could cause all kinds of torments and turmoil. Gnomes were link between natural world and human society
Outskirts of society are parallel to the outskirts of the body and the mind.Somewhere in the shadows of total confusion lurks Tonttu.
In finnish language word tonttu is also synonym for idiot.”

Simo Laihonen – Percussions, Wind Instruments
Pasi Mäkelä – Vocals, Percussions
Jussi Saivo – Electronics, Wind Instruments
Janne Tuomi – Percussions, Wind Instruments