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Nusasonic HCMC

Running 5-8 October 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City, the initiative’s closing event is titled Nusasonic HCMC, and is co-curated by Zach Sch of Saigon-based collective Rắn Cạp Đuôi.

About Nusasonic HCMC

Artists

Antarmuka © Antarmuka
Indonesia

ANTARMUKA

Electric duo ANTARMUKA is helmed by Syafiq Halid and Rosemainy Buang. Formed in Singapura on the foundation of a decade-long friendship, ANTARMUKA experiments with finding the balance between analogue sensibilities and the digital world, with influences from the Nusantara region. In 2022, the duo released their first single KRANK.
 

Chaulichi © Chaulichi
Vietnam

Chaulichi

Chaulichi aka Chau Le Minh is a music performer and visual artist based in Saigon, Vietnam. Her work visualizes the interactions between sound and sight.

Cheryl Ong © Cheryl Ong
Singapore

Cheryl Ong

A Singaporean percussionist who is active in music performance and education, Cheryl Ong regularly performs with avantgarde rock group, The Observatory. She has also played with SA, a trio that fuses traditional Chinese instruments and electronics.

Elisha Tiga
Brunei Darussalam

Elisha Tiga

Elisha Tiga is a music producer, composer, musician, and music educator from Brunei Darussalam.

Hoang Tuan © Hoang Tuan
Vietnam

Hoang Tuan

Hoàng Tuấn is active in traditional music as a performer, with special knowledge of instruments: nugget, tam, and ty. He is founder of the project, Music Exchange, in Hue.

Kadapat © Kadapat
Indonesia

Kadapat

Kadapat is a Bali-based music project by Yogi and Barga, that uses Balinese white/black magic as a spirit in experimental electronic-gamelan music with the aim of conveying traditions and urban legends.

Khyam Allami © 2015 Johanne Issa
Germany

Khyam Allami

Khyam Allami (born in Damascus 1981) is an Iraqi-British multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, researcher and founder of Nawa Recordings. Primarily a performer of the Oud, his artistic research focuses on the development of contemporary and experimental repertoire based on the fundamentals of Arabic music, with a focus on tuning and microtonality.

Libya Montes © Libya Montes
Philippines

Libya Montes

Libya Montes is a DJ/music producer hailing from Lapu-lapu City, Philippines. He organises events and releases music and literature through his music label, PAWN Records, and related indie press outlet, Pawn Press.

Luu Thanh Duy © Luu Thanh Duy
Vietnam

Lưu Thanh Duy

Lưu Thanh Duy is a Hanoi-based musician currently involved in two main musical projects, Nam Thế Giới and Mona Evie.

Lynn Nandar Htoo
Myanmar

Lynn Nandar Htoo

Lynn Nandar Htoo is a self-made musician from Myanmar, learning via online classes and from friends. 

.mess © .mess

.mess

Mess. is a female DJ/producer/songwriter based in HCMC.

Nguyen Hong Giang © Morishita Ayane
Vietnam

Nguyen Hong Giang (WRITHER)

Nguyen Hong Giang is a Vietnamese producer, composer, and label head, currently based in Saigon. With 11 years of training at the Ho Chi Minh Conservatory behind him, he now works primarily with experimental noise music. 

Nodey © Benjamin Pham

Nodey

French-Vietnamese DJ and music producer

Nuh Peace © Nuh Peace
Thailand/US

Nuh Peace

Bangkok-based NúÚ P3A☭3 combines fashion, performance, video, and party settings. Their work represents the soundscapes of contemporary neoliberal capitalism, often inspired by the music of the marginalized working class and queer culture, from deconstructed club to saiyor music (Bangkok motorbike gang music).

Nursalim Yadi Anugerah © Rendy Mahardhika
Indonesia

Nursalim Yadi Anugerah

Nursalim Yadi Anugerah is a componist and multi-instrumentalist from Pontianak, West Kalimantan (Borneo). His works focuses on sound experimentation in practice, knowledge, and cosmology of the Indigenous people of Borneo, relating to the forms of activism that dealt with environmental and socio-cultural issues in Kalimantan. 

Pham the vu © Pham the vu
Vietnam

Phạm Thế Vũ

A multi-instrumentalist, more like a guitarist, more like a minimalist, more like something else... Pham The Vu’s sound exudes the sound of guitar, synthesizer, effect pedals, and recording manipulation.

Pilgrim Raid © Pilgrim Raid
Vietnam

Pilgrim Raid

Starting in the suburbs of Hà Nội in 2019, Pilgrim Raid, the artist name of producer Long Trần, first became known in the local noise and electronic music scenes.

Puppy Riot © Puppy Riot
Vietnam

Puppy Ri0t

Puppy Ri0t is a self-taught DJ/producer based in Saigon, Vietnam. She started playing her first gigs at the end of 2020, influenced by the growing electronic scene in Saigon and other underground club scenes outside of Vietnam.

Ran Cap Duoi © Ran Cap Duoi
Vietnam

Rắn Cạp Đuôi

Rắn Cạp Đuôi is a Saigon-based collective of autodidacts for whom the relative absence of virtuosity might or might not have been made up for with an abundance of goforit open-mindedness. Schizophrenically hopscotching between sounds and never comfortably resting, the group channels the un-neat ruleless strangely ferocious world of quantum mechanics.

rEmPiT g0dDe$$ © Amani Azlin
Malaysia

rEmPiT g0dDe$$

rEmPiT g0dDe$$ is a music producer and composer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is most prominently known for her two distinct electronic music projects, Viktoria and rEmPiT g0dDe$$, which traverse the realms of industrial club music to deconstructed sounds and the emotional dimensions of film scoring.

Tusa Montes © Brendan Cogo
Philippines

Tusa Montes

Tusa Montes is a percussionist, ethnomusicologist, and educator who specializes in the musics of the Philippines, Asia, West Africa, and Latin America. She graduated in 2012 with a MM Musicology degree at the University of the Philippines College of Music.

Zach Sch
Vietnam

Zach Sch

Zach Sch is a sound artist, composer, and member of the Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective based in Ho Chi Minh City.