Sergei Tumanov (aka Saliatahn) is a sound artist from Melbourne, Australia (originally from Saint-Petersburg, Russia). Sergei is a member of different projects with local and foreign musicians and artists. He is mainly working with experimental music and sound art. Sergei is also the founder of NCTMMRN (Australian based record label) and co-founder of UNDER SOUND (international video label dedicated to different forms of visual art).
As well as an independent musician as in collaborations with other artists (including such names as Denis Sorokin, Alexander Markvart, Kenneth Kovasin, Patrick K.H., Dråsa, Tencu, Michael McNab, David Brown, Anthony Cooley, Stevie Richards, Eric Wong, Clinton Green and many others) Sergei has more than 30 releases distributed around the world.
Sergei is regularly performing in Australia, Europe and Russia. He performed at several major art events, festivals and contemporary art exhibitions, including: "Art Night | Ночь Музеев", "Open Look", "Aposition" (in Saint-Petersburg, Russia); Ночь Света | Lightnights Festival (in Gatchina, Russia); "Disainiöö" (in Tallinn, Estonia); "Akusmata Festival", "JOZIK FEST" (in Helsinki, Finland), "Performance Art Festival - PerfImmaterial 2017" (in Pori, Finland); Current 2018 #2 'Interstice' Festival (in Melbourne, Australia); and many others.saliatahn
Sergei is also working as a sound-producer, composer and sound engineer for audio and video projects, including: “Two Mobsters & Cement” (by Alexey Erberg, Saint-Petersburg, Russia) and “Red & Black” (by Timur Safiullin, Melbourne, Australia). More information about Sergei’s works for cinema can be found on his imdb profile.
Sergei is focusing on researching new ways of sound and sound extraction from different objects (electronic and domestic) and uses different sound/noise generators together with acoustic and electro instruments. Sergei is widely using field recordings and exploring the contribution between an artist and his environment (whether it is nature or city or anything else).