TUO TUO is founded and directed by Kaitlyn D. Hamilton (she/her they/them) and Joni Judén (he/him).
Kaitlyn D. Hamilton is an experienced creative producer, writer and editor from New York with 10+ years in production across arts and culture. They moved to Helsinki from NYC in 2017, before relocating to Joutsa in the spring of 2020. Kaitlyn studied Time Based Media within the Fine Arts Department at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2010).
Joni Judén is a musician and artist living and working in Joutsa, Finland. Active since the mid 00’s, Joni’s previous home bases include London and New York. His current musical projects include Celestial Trax, Sisilisko and Muki Bu Mudiubi. Joni runs True Aether–– TUO TUO’s independent record label focused on globe-spanning electronic music experiments. Joni graduated from London College of Music in 2003.
Joni has toured extensively in Europe, North America and Asia, including appearances at Berghain, MoMA PS1, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boiler Room, Field Day, Glastonbury, Bestival, CTM, Corsica Studios, Roundhouse and SXSW. Joni’s work has been featured on the likes of Pitchfork, The Wire, NPR, FACT, Resident Advisor, Dazed, VICE, TinyMixTapes, i-D, DJ Mag and Mixmag. Previous radio residencies include Rinse FM and Basso Radio FM (Helsinki).
Kaitlyn and Joni are married and have been working together creatively since 2015. At TUO TUO they share many responsibilities with regard to curatorial planning, creative direction, artist services, and communication; they also own the facilities and 2ha of land where TUO TUO operates. Together they have over 25 years of experience working with artists in project-based and collaborative environments.