Sandar Tun Tun (1989, lives and works in Geneva and Marseille) is an artist and composer working with time-based media.They build their work around fabulation, new alliances and collaborative trajectories. Artist, researcher, DJ and composer, they develop a sonic, spatial and performative practice focused on listening as a critical and sensitive responsiveness. Drawing on the social space of music and its transgressive perspectives their projects explore ways of reverence or interversion to inhabit dissonance, fragmentation and noise. Their research focuses on the modalities of transmission within aural cultures and engineered narratives, the space of appearance/ disappearance, the relationship between technology and spirituality, non-human ecologies and collective consciousness and often leads to the experimentation of languages, strategies and co-composition processes ranging from the creation of entities to the organisation of events, study groups or sound poetry evenings. Sandar embodies the musical entities Nay Thit (DJ, producer) and SD S (noise, experimental music).
Tun Tun is also one half of BARE-TT, an experimental music duo formed in 2016. Bare-TT are Katia Barrett and Sandar Tun Tun. They are a duo that exists at the intersection of computer music and live electronics. Using warped field recordings with altered voices, DJ player loops, and phase distortion synthesis they create soundscapes that oscillate between micro and macro environments. In their performances, Bare-TT narrate the possibility of symbiotic regeneration and metamorphosis. Their practice is informed by spatial music and acousmatic interpretation and inspired by the promiscuity of species, horizontal gene transfer, alien morphologies, and the possibility of becoming vegetal.
Learn more about Tun Tun's MA thesis (DAI, 2016): Artistic Gymnastics: A Practice of Free-Flowing Style
Learn more about Tun Tun's 20 minute presentation for Speaking Without Thumbs, DAI's performance lectures marathon of 2016 in Showroom Arnhem: Post-Contingent Coherence
Follow Sandar's "Life after DAI" via Instagram