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Nusasonic: Gather, Share, Evolve

The Nusasonic: Gather Share Evolve series aims to intensify capacity building and knowledge sharing among music and sound artists in Southeast Asia via a series of online panel discussions and workshops.

Nusasonic: Gather, Share, Evolve
Collo Awata and Madam Data

Madam Data and Collo Awata awarded Nusasonic x Musicboard Residency

Congratulations to Madam Data and Collo Awata for being awarded a joint online residency! Collaborating in cyberspace between Singapore and Berlin, the two artists will work together over autumn 2021 and present a new work at host organizations Playfreely and CTM Festival in early 2022.

Nusasonic Residencies
 Hacklab Finale © Udo Siegfriedt

2020: Nusasonic at CTM Festival

CTM Festival’s 2020 edition took place 24 January – 2 February 2020 in Berlin. With the theme, Liminal, CTM attempted to reflect on music as a space and catalyst for transformation. The festival proposed multiple entry points into its theme by bringing together challenging, hybrid performances and transformative musical experiences.

Nusasonic at CTM Festival 2020

2019: WSK

Manila’s WSK festival celebrated its 10th edition from 15–27 October 2019, together with Nusasonic. Within the festival, Nusasonic hosted a weeklong MusicMakers Hacklab, as well as talks, concerts, and club nights.

Nusasonic: WSK 2019
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2019: BlackKajiXtra Nusasonic

BlackKajiXtra: Nusasonic spanned two-days from 20–21 July 2019 in Singapore, with daytime programme of panels and workshop, and night-time concerts. The Singapore special (of monthly concert series BlackKaji) introduced new musicians (Horizon99, Amazon Sun and Pupa) to the Nusasonic journey and deepened the intra-regional dialogues on experimental sound and music cultures.

BlackKajiXtra Nusasonic
Nusasonic CTM Festival 2019 © Nusasonic

2019: Nusasonic at CTM Festival

CTM Festival’s 20th anniversary edition took place 25 January – 3 February 2019 in Berlin. With
the title, Persistence, CTM 2019 examined the aesthetic and societal potentials and pains of
perseverance, and of its opposite: the transient and the provisional, and considers the struggles
that come with balancing continuity and changeability.

Nusasonic at CTM Festival
Nusasonic in Yogya © Nusasonic

2018: Nusasonic in Yogyakarta

The Nusasonic initiative kicked off 2–13 October 2018 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Assembling 43 artists from Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia, it began as a multi-day lab where new artist pairings, a hacklab, and a sonic wilderness group play together and create new musical works, ideas, and possibilities. The event culminated in a festival showcase, sharing the results of the lab and featuring performances by other invited artists within a programme of concerts, club nights, guerrilla outdoor events, and daytime programme of talks, panels, and workshops.

Nusasonic in Yogyakarta