Wun Thong is a poet and accomplished BS artist who creates experimental music in the genre of Tropical Western Swing. Using elements of chance and improvisation, Wun Thong hypnotizes his audience with his visual aesthetic, mystical balls andexotic bird calls. Wun has spent much of his life in rural Wandiligong, Australia which has had a remarkable and original influence on his musical style. Wun was the only son of a Chinese gold miner named Tu, who tragically died in the mines while Wun was still a young child. The only memory that was left of his father was his love of poetry and a shoebox of correspondence letters from his father’s long time friend Puerto Punos. Puerto Punos became an inspiration to Wun and through his letters he could see that Puerto had already been a great BS artist before the movement even came to be. Wun Thong continues to create music and poetry in honour of Tu Thong and Puerto Punos.
Wun Thong at Cross Bay Gallery 2007, Sydney, Australia.
Birdcage: Zeedijk and STEIM
Shopfront in Chinatown, Amsterdam.