Nusasonic is a new, multi-year project establishing dialogue between sound cultures in Southeast Asia and Europe. The initiative will incorporate formats such as artistic labs, commissioned works, concerts, festivals, lectures, and more.
The initiative takes its title from “Nusantara,” an ancient Javanese term that is now used to refer to connections between Southeast Asian countries. Nusasonic's first edition, taking place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, will play host to new artist pairings, a hacklab, and a sonic wilderness workshop. The programme, which features artists such as AGF, Gabber Modus Operandi, Jessica Ekomane, and more, marks the start of an exciting cultural dialogue that will continue for years to come.
Nusasonic will explore how contemporary sound practices enable connections and dialogues within the Southeast Asian region and with Europe. It aims to pay critical attention to local contexts and ongoing global asymmetries.
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).