Thunder Toufu 6.6

Peter Yu & Paul Harden

May 13, 2010 23:00

Stazione Leopolda di Firenze | IT


Thunder Toufu 6.6 is a multimedia project mixing visual arts and electronic music.
A dj set going from “ethnic” electronic to urban hypnotic sounds, in synchrony with images and suggestions which melt the cultures of the two artists, the Chinese one of Peter Yu and the British one of Paul Harden.


Peter Yu
Born in Hong Kong and grown up in Rome, he is a performer and graphic designer, always in love with music (drums, percussions and piano). Starting electronics at the age of 10 with a computer, a little drum machine and a midi keyboard, he was inspired by acid house of the early nineties and electro, by punk and hip hop as well as raves and techno. Dj/performer in the European, Italian and Roman independent scene, he is one of the most popular dj of Rome’s underground, well known for his own style and particular taste of mixing music.
Eclectic, stylish and innovative he took part in event together with the legendary Spiral Tribe and Mononom. He performs and organizes events in clubs in Rome and Italy with his own musical disco project, trying to introduce independent and quality electronic vibes in big club circuits, collaborating with national and international artists and musicians.


Paul Harden
With a diploma in visual communications from the Art Institute of Pisa, he started to work as a rostrum camera operator in the making of multivisions. Up until 1992 he was responsible for programming, photographic processing and the set-up of large showings for the corporate world and theatrical and contemporary dance companies, among which the Metateatro and Altroteatro of Rome.
In 1993 he shifted from film to mouse, specialising in 3D graphics and at the same time setting up a recording studio with which he composes music mainly for the theatre.
The outcome of the project was one of the first jazz experiences in which the computer achieved the dignity of a musical instrument. From 1994 to 1997 his work was to supply graphic support for large corporate presentations, using the newborn multimedia technologies; meanwhile he also made his name as a video editor. In 1998 he started work on stereoscopic film-making, while developing an aesthetic language specific to visual art. Since 2003 he has been working as a vj and visual artist, and also as a stereoscopic 3D graphics specialist. Furthermore, he realises contents for large-scale projections or those on unusual supports.
Among his installations for exhibitions and museums carried out in the last few years there are: The mirror of time (2006) at the Beijing Art Museum, Amedeo Modigliani (2006) at the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome, HI! (2008), Astri e particelle at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome (2009).














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