Janne Tuomi was born in 1973 in Tampere, Finland. Coming from a family of musicians and music educators, it was only natural that this first-born began playing the piano at the age of six. But the infatuation was not to last as percussion soon lured him away from the ebonies and ivories.
Tuomi commenced studying at the Conservatory of Tampere in 1995 and further honed his skills at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Odense, Denmark. After undertaking a study trip to New York City, Tuomi graduated from the Conservatory in 2000 with honours.
In 2001 he travelled to Los Angeles to take private lessons. Five years later, Tuomi passed his degree examination with honours with a solo concert at the contemporary music festival Tampere Biennale.
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'Resonance' features Janne Tuomi on solo percussion, recorded at the Church of Kuhmalahti, with all pieces composed by Tuomi. This is all acoustic percussion music and it is superbly recorded. This music is closer to classical percussion music in its sound and it is consistently thoughtful and engaging. On Kunlun I, Janne concentrates on just a gong and comes up with some impressive and mysterious results. A most impressive offering from a young master-percussionist that we ill be hearing more from in the near future.
Bruce Lee Gallanter
Downtown Music Gallery
...There are nine tracks and the order presents a nice package of contrasting textures and styles
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