Rupasuara 01: Tua Boin (Susulaku A Village, Insana District, North Central Timor)

Bidu, traditional music instrument in West Timor (Indonesia). I did my reinterpretation from this music and composed sound ambience and mix it with the original song. As a respect to the original culture and musicians, I didn’t do anything to the music, I only shorten the duration from the original 10 minutes to about 6 minutes.

This is the first part of my upcoming project “Rupa Suara”. Thank you, Palmer Keen, for letting me use the song and samples from the archive.

For complete information about the music and culture, please see:

See also: @aural-archipelago

*Picture taken from Aural Archipelago’s archive.

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