Latent Sonorities 2: Tusa Montes, Bilawa Respati & Mo’ong Santoso Pribadi, Wanton Witch
Saturday, 16.09.23, door 18:30
  • 19:00 Tusa Montes
  • 20:15 Bilawa Respati & Mo’ong Santoso Pribadi
  • 21:00 Wanton Witch

15 Euro at the door

Morphine Raum,
Köpenicker Str. 147, 10997 Berlin
Hinterhof 1. Etage

Latent Sonorities invites international and Berlin-based trans-Asian artists to create works bridging traditional Indonesian instrumentation and tuning systems with contemporary electronic music production techniques.

Thanks to cooperation with Haus der Indonesischen Kulturen – Rumah Budaya Indonesia – (RBI), select instruments from their Javanese gamelan ensemble have been sampled at Morphine Raum to create Berlin’s first publicly accessible sonic archive of Indonesian instruments and temperaments for electronic musicians.

Following the creation of a gamelan sample pack and tuning files, a group of artists have been commissioned to create new improvisatory work that explores different ways of using the resource in live performance and composition. This second concert will open with a solo performance by Manila-based multi-percussionist Tusa Montes, followed by a duo improvisation by Bilawa Respati and Mo’ong Santoso Pribadi, two musicians that have taken their classical training in Javanese gamelan a step further into experimental digital and physical instrument development. Wanton Witch, known for their searing debut on Lucy’s Stroboscopic Artefacts label, will close the evening.

Later in autumn, the Latent Sonorities sample pack – consisting of audio samples, tuning files, and a booklet with cultural information on the instruments and a user’s guide – will be made free and publicly accessible online via Berlin label L-KW and inaugurated into the library of RBI. Stay tuned!

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Funded by Musikfonds and the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.

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