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Common Tonalities Artists © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Common Tonalities

Common Tonalities is a project that explores Southeast Asian tuning systems and scales through modern music technologies for the creation of new music. From Nov 2021 to Feb 2022, twenty artists selected by open call joined artist and researcher Khyam Allami in a series of workshops focused on the subject of tuning and how it relates to modern-day sonic technologies and music-making. After the workshops, each artist was commissioned to create a new work, all of which are presented in this compilation.

Common Tonalities Album Cover Listen to the compilation via the Nusasonic Soundcloud page. Download album artwork and full album liner notes including an introduction by Khyam Allami and reflections by each artist on their creative process. More information including artist profiles can be found on the Common Tonalities project page.

Download the official press release here:
Nusasonic Common Tonalities Press Release

Mt. Makiling © Goethe-Institut

Mt. Makiling

The TIMEZONES podcast series plunges into the world of artists and their practices, asking: What does living and working in culture and the arts involve in different countries, cities and contexts today?

Episode 9: Mt. Makiling

Mt. Makiling Episode 9 of the Timezones podcast series, co-initiated and co- produced by Norient and the Goethe-Institut. This episode explores the stories and sounds of Mount Makiling, located 80 kilometres South of the Philippine capital of Manila. Makiling is the sacred site of local legends, the setting for numerous classical works of literature, and a pilgrimage destination for many mystics. And it is the home of many artists and arts students.

The Timezones Podcast Series is co-initiated and co-produced by Norient and the Goethe- Institut.