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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 more...

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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.

Nusasonic HCMC
Common Tonalities Compilation

Common Tonalities Compilation

From Nov 2021 to Feb 2022, 20 artists joined 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.

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Explore in-depth, critical perspectives on music and sound cultures in Southeast Asia and beyond, via articles and interviews by artists, curators, researchers, journalists, and practitioners.



Neng Suprihatin (with microphone) leading domestic worker members of the Nur Assyifa Islamic chant (nashid) group at a mosque in the Novena area, Singapore. Photo: Shzr Ee Tan, 2021Listening to Transient Labour in Singapore

Acoustic Lives of Migrant Workers

Exploring microphone pickup patterns in soundscape recording. Photo by Hasnizam Abdul Wahid.Reflection and Listening from the Local Cultural Context

Sound as the Subject and Object of Musical Creation

Still from Another place across the river (2013 - 2014) courtesy Truong Cong TungWhisper-wails, Village Festivals, and Bolero

Funeral Rites

 Foto: Myo SettSonic Resistance in Myanmar

Anthems of Social Change

Nusasonic Mixcloud

Listen to commissioned radio episodes and mixes from music initiatives and collectives across Southeast Asia and beyond

Nusasonic Mixcloud


 © Saya Villacorta / Prints Para Sa BayanDang A Dang Radio: No Songs, No Struggle part one

Nusasonic Radio #11

 © Aural ArchipelagoAural Archipelago: Documenting Indonesian Musical Traditions

Nusasonic Radio #10

 © VOJDFrequencies with Bloods

Nusasonic Radio #9

Common Tonalities

A series of workshops led by musician and researcher Khyam Allami focus on the subject of tuning and the cultural biases in music technologies, the practical analysis of tuning systems of Southeast Asian music based on published resources and archival recordings, and how to use them in various creative musical processes. 20 participating musicians will create a digital compilation album to close the project.

Nusasonic: Common Tonalities
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

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

2021: Nusasonic: Gather, Share, Evolve

 Nusasonic: Gather, Share, Evolve

Events 2021

2020: Nusasonic at CTM Festival | Berlin

 Nusasonic at CTM Festival 2020


2019: BlackKajiXtra Nusasonic | Singapore

Yuen Chee Wai ©Peter GannushkinNusasonic in BlackKajiXtra


2019: Nusasonic at CTM Festival | Berlin

Gabber Modus Operandi ©Nusasonic at CTM Festival


2018: Nusasonic Festival | Yogyakarta

Sonic Wilderness ©Nusasonic in Yogya

All Events

AGF © AGFNusasonic in Yogya


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