Antti Tolvi is a self-taught, multi-talented musician. Born in Panelia on the west coast of Finland, he began making music with his brothers, untutored.
From 2000-2001 he studied classical Indian music in Varanasi, and this marked a turning point in his perception of music.
On returning to his native Finland, Tolvi became embroiled in Free Jazz for a number of years, until a recent relocation to the countryside pushed him ever more towards solo improvisation – deriving inspiration from, in Antti’s own words: harmonies, overtones, going into sound, no ends, no starts, from nothing comes something, just perfect, peace…
Fursaxa is a USA-based acid folk or freak folk project led by Tara Burke of Pennsylvania.. Her home-recordings feature many instruments in addition to her heavily overdubbed vocals on a 4-track recorder.
The writings of Medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen, Vladimir Nabokov, and Mircea Eliade have influenced the lyrics and mood of Burke’s work.
This performance was part of “Fire Museum Presents” series and took place at Brickbat Books.
Fursaxa’s music may be found on project’s blog.