Rupa Suara 04: Perkatimbung Beru Tarigan Ngasa Gendang Silenguri, North Sumatra

Location: Gong Pinto, Berastagi, North Sumatra Sound: Gendang kulcapi (also called gendang telu sedalanen) Photo: Aural Archipelago Documentation Electroacoustic composition, sound design, mixed and mastered by Iman Fattah. Traditionally, gendang kulcapi was played as a crucial element of rituals rooted in this traditional belief system. Most importantly, the music is tied to the still-practiced ritual […]

Rupa Suara 03: Bebalu Bajang (Young Widow) – Selober Mouth Harp, Lombok

(Recordings by Palmer Keen and Jo Lamont, Mixed and Mastered by Jo himself) Photo: Aural Archipelago documentation New Composition and sound design by Iman Fattah Location: Pengadangan, Pringgasela District, East Lombok Sound: Selober (also spelled slober) *Note: this is an audio focused composition with lots of details, headphones or decent speaker is advised.   Unlike most of […]

Kau Tarikan Ombak

Today is World Poetry Day. I hereby present to you a teaser from our upcoming project called “Pusaran”, a spoken words sonification collaboration between me, Asep Rachman Muchlas and Donny Romo. This project is based and built from poetry and later developed to include other forms of artistic mediums such as illustrations, comic book and […]

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Music and Society

Setelah mengikuti kelas dari bulan Januari, akhirnya saya berhasil menyelesaikan kursus online dan lulus dengan nilai baik.  Kursus online ini digagas oleh Prof. Dr. M.A. Cobussen & Hafez Ismaili M’Hamdi dari Universiteit Leiden & University of the Arts The Hague di platform Coursera dengan topik “Music and Society”. Topik yang sangat penting untuk saya dalam […]

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

Hari Musik Nasional, hari kita semua mendengarkan, menyimak, mengapresiasi dan mengkonsumsi musik. Penetapan Hari Musik Nasional berdasarkan Keputusan Presiden Nomor 10 Tahun 2013. Hari Musik Nasional juga bertepatan dengan hari lahirnya pencipta lagu kebangsaan Indonesia Raya, Wage Rudolf Soepratman. Dalam kesempatan kali ini, saya tidak ingin sekedar mengucapkan selamat hari musik, namun saya juga akan mengumumkan satu […]