Tautai Pacific Arts Trust presents: First Friday September – 6/09/2019

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Tautai First Friday September will feature creative presentations from the 2019 Tautai International Artist Resident Vaimoana Niumeitolu, Producer, Musician, Digital Creative Anonymouz aka Faiumu Matthew Salapu and a live performance by Two Nine.

To reserve your place today, RSVP tautai@tautai.org

Anonymouz aka Faiumu Matthew Salapu
Of Sāmoan descent, Sound & Music Producer Anonymouz’s work spans traditional music composition and production through to experimental avant-garde sound art. His thorough approach to research, engagement and innovative application means his skills are in high demand in both the traditional and wider creative industries. He was one of 20 Pacific artists who attended the2016 Festival of Pacific Arts in Guåhan(Guam) as part of the Aotearoa delegation, premiering an original20 minute audio soundscape work at the Guam Museum created exclusively out of audio samples recorded around the island. In 2014, he was appointed by Auckland City Council to oversee the production of permanent soundscapes for the new Glen Innes Music and Arts centre facility “Te Oro”. Unveiled a year later, it was the first time a non-physical public artwork had been commissioned by a local authority in New Zealand. In addition to productions for organisations such as Auckland Museum, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Theatre Company & Auckland Libraries, he has also produced for many local music artists. His work can also be heard every four minutes on Pacific radio in the many imaging stings that he has created for NIU FM and Radio 531 PI. Most recent credit is as the producer of the track MASTA which features in The Rock soundtrack for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new Hollywood blockbuster Hobbs & Shaw.

Vaimoana Niumeitolu
Vaimoana is the founder of Mahina Movement, an all-woman music and poetry trio who have performed on over 500 stages. She is the author of a poetry, performance text, and visual art chapbook, tonga provo harlem. She has directed and written over 20 educational theatre productions with youth including, a production being performed at Lincoln Center; NYC. She has been seen acting at the Metropolitan Opera and sharing her one woman show, Tongue-in Paint, which had its world premiere at Performance Space 122; NYC. Her other production, A Prayer for Tonga, premiered at Harvard University.

The Two Nine
A mix of emotions, determination & the drive to be heard. No one is better to make music with than your sibling who shares your pain & love for music. Hip Hop with Pop influences! A Brother & Sister who combine all sounds mixed with HEART & unforgettable lyrics, that you will leave humming “The Two Nine”

You can watch one of our previous First Friday events below:
First Fridays | Adam Art Gallery

First Fridays
6 September 2019
6pm – 8pm
Audio Foundation