Sione Faletau is a multidisciplinary artist. He was born in Auckland and has Tongan heritage, with links to the villages of Taunga, Vava’u, and Lakepa, Tongatapu.
Utilising art as a vehicle to explore his heritage has led him to undertake Doctoral research on Tongan masculinity from an Indigenous perspective.His interest is in creating digital kupesi (patterns) through manipulation of the extracted audio wave spectrum from songs, audio recordings, and field recordings of environments.
This digital data gives him a range of high, medium, and low frequencies that can be manipulated and created into kupesi. This innovative method has opened a new language and a different way of seeing and engaging with kupesi in the contemporary realm.