Avanto Festival

Heavy metal has recently gained new cache in avant-garde circles, and Avanto will add to the dialogue by presenting Pymathon, a duo consisting of Topias Tiheäsalo (1978–) and Jaakko Tolvi (1982–). With a background in free improvisation, the duo approaches the traditions of classic speed and thrash metal in a charmingly warped manner but retains the devilish energy that drives the genres. Tolvi has played as the percussionist in groups such as Rauhanorkesteri and Lauhkeat lampaat, while Tiheäsalo, a graduate of the Turku Conservatory, is known for his austere but intensive solo guitar improvisations.

Avanto Club in Kuudes linja on Friday, 17 November, 10 pm to 4 am.


photo: Juho Heikkinen