ETHNICTRO

Composer/Performer/Builder

An electronic music discoursive night

Since the 1980s the musician and composer Elisabeth Schimana has been active as one of the Austrian female pioneers of electronic music with projects marked by a radical approach and equally unconventional aesthetics.

After completing vocal training, she earned degrees in composition, computer music, musicology, and ethnology. She has worked intensively with the theremin in Moscow and with the Max Brand Synthesizer in Vienna. Not only has she created countless radio works in cooperation with ORF Kunstradio but numerous sound installations and interdisciplinary and performative projects as well. Her concepts for experimental set-ups fathom the social field and put to the test new ways of interacting musically on the Internet.

In her artistic work, Schimana examines questions of space, communication, or the body in its presence or absence, especially the imparting of compositional concepts (scores), which gives rise to completely new approaches that experimentally explore how we hear and demand a heightened musical presence on the part of the performer. Her probing approach also led her to found the IMA Institute of Media Archeology, which has dedicated itself to acoustic media at the analogue/digital interface and to the subject of women, art, and technology since 2005.

Lintang Radittya is a self-taught instrument builder and sound artist/ performer based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. His current interests include DIY analog electronics, the relationship between sound and space, randomness, javanese futurism, and the meeting points of electroacoustic, noise, and experimental music. He has taught workshops, created exhibitions, performed live, given lectures, and created unique instruments and installations since 2007 across Asia, Europe, and Australia.

In 2011, he founded Kenali Rangkai Pakai, a project that focuses on the research and development of DIY synthesizer culture in Indonesia, and in 2013 he initiated Synthesia-ID, a project that attempted to document and chronicle the country’s synthesizer culture (including building and development). In 2014 he joined bio-art project Sewon Food Labs. The same year he also participated in the Instrument Builders project help by the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, in 2014.

In 2015 he presented his self-built “Javanese Modular” synth in a first public presentation, inviting Andreas Siagian, Leilani Hermiasih, Indra Menus, Krisna Widiathama, with Australian guest Dale Gorfinkel to perform with it as an ensemble. The presentation’s concept was to try and counter public opinion of D.I.Y. synths as noise instruments-only, by using them to make music that is palatable to most people’s ears.

Radittya was highlighted on the 2016 release, Sean Stellfox & Lintang Radittya Play the Javanese Modular Vol. 1, which came out on cassette label Flying & Magic.

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Links:

ELISE
LINTANG
IMA
ARTJOG
WAT

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ETHNICTRO
Jl. Nogosari no:8 Kadipaten, Kraton
Yogyakarta – Indonesia
20th August 18, 2019 at 19:00 WIB

*Make sure to come in time

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This program is collaboration between :
ARTJOG
Ethnictro
WAT Studio

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