Indonesian Electronic Music 1979-1992

Otto Sidharta. Indonesian Electronic Music 1979-1992

Released by Sub Rosa
SR452CD - 2CD

Release Dates
Worldwide: Dec 22, 2017


Fascinating and unreleased before music by Otto Sidharta, pionneer of Indonesian electronic music. Electronic compositions that integrated natural sounds and urban sounds to this extent were extremely rare at the time, which gives them a unique form of intensity. read more...

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Otto Sidharta. Indonesian Electronic Music 1979-1992

Sub Rosa - SR452CD

Fascinating and unreleased before music by Otto Sidharta, pionneer of Indonesian electronic music. Electronic compositions that integrated natural sounds and urban sounds to this extent were extremely rare at the time, which gives them a unique form of intensity.

This is the extended 2CD set of the vinyl version which was released earlier this month!

Otto Sidharta is born in Bandung, Indonesia November 6, 1955. In 1978 he studied music composition in Jakarta Institute of Arts under guidance of Slamet Abdul Sjukur, in 1984 he continue his post graduate study for composition and electronic music with Prof. Ton de Leeuw in Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam In 2015 acomplished his doctoral study at Institute Seni Indonesia Surakarta and finished in 2016.

Sidharta's interest using environmental sounds and synthetics sounds as well to express his musical ideas developed when he was a student at the Jakarta Institute of Arts. He performed his first electronic music piece, Kemelut, based on water sounds in the First Indonesian Young Composer Festival (Pekan Komponis Muda) in 1979.

In 1979 he begin to collect some nature and animal sounds on Nias Island, Borneo (Kalimantan) jungle, Riau islands, and some other emote places. These sounds were used as material for some of his works such as Ngendau, Hutan Plastik and East wind. And some others. Otto Sidharta is still alive and performing around the world.

Cat.no.: SR452CD
Format: 2CD

Tracklisting

1
1. Nature
2. Ngendau
3. Gamelan
4. Gong
5. Chimes
6. P&G
7. Lorong
8. Saluang
9. Sal
10. CO2
11. Nglanglang
12. Perc & Gliss
13. Listrik
14. Mitsuno Hibiki

Release Dates:
Dec 22, 2017 (Worldwide)