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Nusasonic Residencies

Nusasonic residencies aim to strengthen artistic knowledge and links within the region and with Europe. The yearly residencies occur at various locations in South East Asia.
2020 Singapore
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this residency is currently on hold. Further information will be communicated to all applicants before the end of August 2020. The original call was launched together with Musicboard Berlin, for one artist interested in holding a residency hosted by Playfreely/BlackKaji for 6 weeks around October 2020.
2019 Manila: Laure Boer [FR/DE]
Hosted by WSK Festival of the Recently Possible, from August to October 2019, Laure Boer explored Manila music scenes and collaborated with different artistic constellations in WSK Festival! Supported by Musicboard Berlin.
2018 Yogyakarta: Jessica Ekomane [FR/DE] and Nadah El Shazly [EG]
Hosted by Yes No Klub from July to September 2018, Jessica Ekomane and Nadah El Shazly researched Indonesian traditional and contemporary music, earned about current cultural and artistic practices through discussions and workshops with local artists and communities, and produced new works.


Jessica Ekomane © Silje Nes
Yogyakarta 2019

Jessica Ekomane

Berlin-based musician and installation artist Jessica Ekomane creates situations in which sound functions as a form of catharsis. Her work intersperses noise and melody, playing with listeners’ perception of rhythmic structures and seeking to transform the space between sound and audience.

Laure Boer © Paul Rousteau
Manila 2019 / funded by Musicboard Berlin

Laure Boer

Berlin-based multi-instrumentalist and singer Laure Boer is inspired by electronic and traditional folk music. Her performances are hypnotic improvisations around traditional instruments, odd percussion, and the occasional French texts; a vibrant universe that is both vulnerable and brutal.

Nadah el Shazly ©Nadah el Shazly
Yogyakarta 2019

Nadah el Shazly

Starting out singing Misfits covers in a local punk band, Cairo’s Nadah el Shazly has since been making a name for herself in the city’s underground scene by producing her own electronic tracks. Her debut album, Ahwar (2017), emerged via Nawa Recordings, a label run by Khyam Allami that focuses on Middle Eastern artists.