TUMUTUMU (excerpts from live performance)

This video shows excerpts from Louise Potiki Bryant's live solo performance called TUMUTUMU. The Tumutumu is a Taonga Puoro, a Māori percussion instrument, which can be made from various types of stone including pounamu, and also be made from other materials such as wood and bone. The tumutumu is very much a southern instrument, used particularly in whare wananga (houses of learning) to accompany intoned learnings.TUMUTUMU takes inspiration from Potiki Bryant's relationship with a particular tumutumu made from Pohutukawa wood found on the West Coast, and integrates her performance style, dance vocabulary and innovative video projection, with an original soundscape by Paddy Free and Richard Nunns. Richard Nunns  also accompanies live in the performance.