BlackKajiXtra: Nusasonic– Cari Padu

BlackKajiXtra: Nusasonic
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Fri, 19.07.2019 8:00 PM

The Substation

45 Armenian St
179936 Singapore


Language: English
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Rully Shabara (Indonesia) leads a public choir using structured improvisation and freeform expression.

BlackKajiXtra: Nusasonic is a special two-day programme on 20–21 July 2019 in Singapore, with panels and workshop in the day, and concerts at night. The workshop will be held on Friday, 19 July, where Rully Shabara of Setabuhan will form a public choir, Cari Padu, which comments on human pursuits and governance of social structures. The choir, led by Shabara, will learn vocalisation exercises and collectively devise a work that will be performed on the second day of the Nusasonic programme.   
Nusasonic is a multi-year project that plunges into a broad spectrum of experimental sound and music cultures in Southeast Asia, enabling dialogue within the region, with Europe, and beyond. Adopting a multi-perspective approach, the project is collaboratively created by Yes No Klub (Yogyakarta), WSK Festival of the Recently Possible (Manila), Playfreely/BlackKaji (Singapore), and CTM Festival for Adventurous Music & Art (Berlin). Nusasonic is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut in Southeast Asia.
Taking its title from “Nusantara,” an ancient Javanese term which is nowadays used to address the multiple connections between Southeast Asian countries, Nusasonic incorporates a mix of formats such as artistic labs, commissioned works, concerts, installations, festivals, lectures, publications and more to look at how contemporary sound practices enable connections and dialogues within the Southeast Asian region and with Europe, all while paying critical attention to local contexts and ongoing global asymmetries. In addition to presenting outstanding artistic voices to the public, the initiative aims to support artists in their practice, to strengthen local networks, to encourage cross-border and inter-cultural cooperation, and to contribute to broadening the understanding of contemporary sound practices.
Nusasonic kicked off in 2018 in Yogyakarta. The project will take different shapes and formats and visit Manila, Singapore, and other locations in Southeast Asian over the coming years. The initiative will also connect to Berlin and to some extent the globe.