Documented from early 2010 until 2014 in Indonesian cities ranging from Jakarta, Bandung, Bekasi, Yogyakarta, all the way to Tokyo in Japan, the documentary Bising: Noise & Experimental Music in Indonesia gives an extensive overview of the vibrant Indonesian experimental and noise music scene, which has been blooming since the mid 90s. The film is a platform for the musicians, artists, and writers involved in the scene, giving them a place to express their artistic gestures, approaches to experimentation, and their personal definitions of noise.
Bising is screened thanks to Nusasonic, an initiative of Goethe-Institut Southeast Asia that is collaboratively curated by Yes No Wave (Yogyakarta), WSK Festival of the Recently Possible (Manila), Playfreely/Black Kaji (Singapore), and CTM Festival (Berlin).
Riar Rizaldi is an Indonesian artist currently based in Hong Kong. His main focus is on the relationship between humans and technology, consumer electronics, theory-fiction, image circulation, and network intervention. Through his works, he questions notions of (a)temporality, image politics, digital materiality, media archeology, and unanticipated consequences of technologies in human life. He is also actively composing and performing sonic-fiction using the methods of field recording and foley through programming language.
Adythia Utama is an audiovisual enthusiast based in Jakarta, who takes on the roles of director, videographer, and editor. Adyth graduated in 2010 with BA degree from Jakarta Institute of the Arts concentrating in documentary film. His audiovisual and film works have been screened internationally. Bising is his first feature documentary film.