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Indonesian keyboard star Dwiki Dharmawan returns following his 2015 MoonJune Records debut, the more fusion-heavy So Far, So Close, with the even more ambitious Pasar Klewer. This vibrant, acoustic piano-driven two-CD set features the cream of Britain’s younger expat crop, blending with Indonesian to create a passionate, seamless cultural cross-pollination.

Bassist Yaron Stavi and drummer/percussionist Asaf Sirkis form the core trio with Dharmawan, while reed multi-instrumentalist Gilad Atzmon, Gamelan musical virtuoso Aris Daryono and guitarists Nicolas Meier and Mark Wingfield all make significant contributions to several tracks. Italian singer Boris Savoldelli also guests on two tunes, including a reinvention of Robert Wyatt’s “Forest,” and the Jess Jegog Gamelan Orchestra and singer Peni Candrarini
bring cultural verisimilitude to Dharmawan’s radical rearrangement of the traditional “Lir Ilir.”

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MoonJune Records’ Leonardo Pavkovic describes Dharmawan as “one of Indonesia’s most prominent musicians; a cultural icon in his homeland and accomplished  keyboardist, composer, arranger, performer and peace activist. A true cultural ambassador of his beloved country, Dwiki has forged a very successful thirty-plus year career, performing in over sixty countries with solo and collective projects.”

So Far, So Close (2015) was Dharmawan’s pan-cultural, fusion powerhouse MoonJune debut, but for his second MoonJune effort, Dharmawan wanted to try something different. “Indonesia is the place of ‘ultimate diversity,'” the pianist says. “Here, the urban cultures accelerate the ‘acculturation’ process, which generates changes in cultural patterns and creates new forms of musical expression. Pasar Klewer is the answer to my search for ‘the difference,’ and also a valuable answer to our modern crises and urban uprooting. The album’s distinctive sound originates from an ancient Gamelan tonal system called Salendro, known in the Karawitan traditional music of the Sundanese, Javanese and Balinese. Based on the Gamelan tonal system, I also adapted, as my inspiration, other musical elements from all over the Indonesian archipelago, as well as the western diatonic system.”

Pasar Klewar’s exhilarating opening title track, indeed, possesses a microtonal-informed melody drawn unmistakably from Dharmawan’s cultural roots; but its modal nature also affords the pianist and his band mates the freedom to explore everything from Metheny-esque landscapes (though Wingfield’s heavily overdriven electric guitar provides a completely non-Metheny vibe during his light-speed solo) to a mid-song shift in mood, where Stavi and Sirkis drive Dharmawan’s post-Coltrane, Tyner-via-Beirach-through-Corea exploration of spiritual freedom with similar passion and fire.

Daryono takes an impressive vocal/rebab (three-stringed violin) solo before some empathic three-way interplay amongst the core trio leads to a thoroughly drum solo reaching deep into the heart of the song before Stavi and Dharmawan re-enter, bringing this twelve-minute epic to a finish with another  brilliant piano solo of grand proportions. Cross-pollinated with Wingfield’s additional fiery interaction, the music builds to such a climactic peak that, when it suddenly comes to a stop, the band members shouting “Yeah!!” is left to conclude the track, reflecting the energy clearly felt in the studio.

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ALBUM CREDITS:
DWIKI DHARMAWAN – acoustic piano
YARON STAVI – upright bass (all tunes, except tune 5, disk 2), bass guitar (tune 5, disk 2)
ASAF SIRKIS – drums (all tunes, except tune 2, disk 1), udu clay percussion, shaker & konakol singing (tune 2, disk 1)
MARK WINGFIELD – guitar (tunes 1 & 4 on disk 1; tunes 4 & 6 on disk 2)
NICOLAS MEIER – glissentar (tunes 2 & 5 on disk 1; tune 1 on disk 2), acoustic guitar (tunes 3 &5, disk 2)
GILAD ATZMON – clarinet (tune 2 on disk 1; tune 2 on disk 2), soprano sax (tune 3 on disk 1; tune 3 on disk 2)
BORIS SAVOLDELLI – vocals (tunes 4 & 5 on disk 1); ARIS DARYONO – vocals, gamelan percussion, kendang percussion, rebab 3-strings violin (tunes 1, 2 & 3 on disk 1; tune 1 on disk 2); PENI CANDRA RINI – vocals (tune 1 on disk 2);
GAMELAN JESS JEGOG led by I NYOMAN WINDHY – gamelan orchestra (tune 3 on disk 1; tune 1 on disk 2); BALINESE FROGS – (tune 3 on disk 2)

Recorded in London, June 9 & 10, 2015, at EastCote Studio by Phil Bagenal.
Boris Savoldelli’s vocal parts recorded at BSS home studio in Pisogne, Italy, August 30, 2015. Peni Candra Rini and gamelan orchestra pre-recorded in Jakarta in May 2015. Balinese frogs recorded live in Ubud, Bali, in August 2015. Mixed and mastered by Mark Wingfield at Heron Island Studio, Cambridgeshire, England in October 2015 and April 2016. Produced by Leonardo Pavkovic and Dwiki Dharmawan. Executive producers Dwiki Dharmawan for Musikita and Leonardo Pavkovic for MoonJune Music.

DISK ONE
1. Pasar Klewer 12:14 (Dharmawan)
2. Spirit Of Peace 8:55 (Dharmawan)
3. Tjampuhan 12:58 (Dharmawan)
4. Forest 8:00 (Wyatt)
5. London In June 4:58 (Dharmawan, Stavi, Sirkis)

DISK TWO
1. Lir Ilir (trad. arr. Dharmawan)
2. Bubuyu Bulan 11:39 (Benny Corda arr. Dharmawan)
3. Frog Dance 8:31 (Dharmawan)
4. Life It Self 7:00 (Sirkis)
5. Purnama 6:49 (Dharamwan)
6. Forest (Instrumental) 7:59 (Wyatt)

Bintang.com, Jakarta Sebagai pendatang baru di dunia musik, Cut Meyriska masih banyak belajar untuk mendapatkan kualitas yang mumpuni. Karenanya, ketika mendapatkan kesempatan mengisi original soundtrack (OST) film Jilbab Traveler: Love Sparks in Korea, ia pun menggaet Dwiki Dharmawan sebagai vocal coach.

“Kesulitannya karena aku baru nyanyi, latihan vokal sama om Dwiki. Sebelumnya aku pasti utamain sinetron, kalau lowong aku baru nyanyi,” kata Cut Meyriska di saat peluncuran single Jilbab Traveler di Kawasan Gambir, Jakarta Pusat, Rabu (22/6).

Dalam film yang diperankan oleh Bunga Citra Lestari, Morgan Oey, Giring Nidji, dan Indra Bekti itu, Cut Meyriska menyanyikan lagu berjudul Jilbab Traveler. Bekerjasama dengan Dwiki merupakan sebuah pengalaman tersendiri bagi Cut Meyriska.

“Pastinya dibantuin sama om Dwiki kita take vocal di daerah Bintaro sangat menyenangkan. Aku udah pelajari musiknya, lagunya. Seru sih untuk masalah take vocal,” ujarnya.

Lirik lagu sendiri diciptakan oleh Asma Nadia yang merupakan pengarang novel berjudul sama. Sedangkan aransemen musik diserahkan kepada Dwiki yang menyuguhkan musik pop sophisticated.

“Alhamdulillah dipercaya oleh Warner Music, Rapi Film untuk isi OST Jilbab Traveler ini. Lagu ini di aransemen dengan sangat bagus sama om Dwiki. Berharap masyarakat banyak menyukai lagu ini,” tandas Cut Meyriska.

Source: Bintang.com

Setelah ditunjuk menjabat sebagai Ketua Umum Yayasan Anugerah Musik Indonesia (AMI) periode 2016- 2021, Dwiki Dharmawan meluncurkan sistem pendaftaran karya untuk ajang tersebut secara daring. Melalui jumpa pers pada Rabu (22/6) di Jakarta, musisi jazz yang juga memperkuat grup legendaris Krakatau itu memperkenalkan situs amiawards.net.

Melalui situs tersebut, Dwiki berharap musisi dan band dari berbagai Indonesia bisa lebih mudah dan cepat untuk mendaftarkan karya-karyanya. Di sisi lain, sistem daring tersebut juga diharapkan bisa membuat tugas panitia AMI Awards lebih efektif dan transparan.

“Semoga website ini bisa mengakomodir dan merambah musik-musik dari seluruh nusantara,” ungkap Dwiki.

Selain meluncurkan amiawards.net, dalam jumpa pers Dwiki juga memperkenalkan susunan pengurus AMI Awards periode 2016-2021 yang terdiri dari Dewan Penasihat, Board of Director (BOD), dan General Manager.

David Karto dari Demajors Independent Music Industry yang terpilih sebagai salah satu pengisi jabatan BOD mengatakan, “Saya mewakili BOD–dan saya yang paling muda juga–akan bekerja keras demi AMI Awards 2016.”

Perbedaan lain AMI Awards 2016 dengan gelaran sebelumnya adalah akan diadakannya Road to AMI Awards yang direncanakan bisa menyambangi berbagai daerah di Indonesia. Dwiki mengungkapkan bahwa ia dan pengurus AMI Awards yang baru saat ini sedang menggarap konsepnya dan akan bekerja sama dengan pihak lain untuk penyelenggaraannya.

“Setelah saya survei, masyarakat merasa AMI Awards itu hanya acara eksklusif untuk orang-orang di Jakarta. Saya berharap Road to AMI Awards bisa digelar di kota mana pun agar semua masyarakat bisa merasakan demamnya dan memiliki event ini setiap tahunnya,” tutur Dwiki.

Rencananya malam puncak AMI Awards 2016 akan diselenggarakan pada 28 September mendatang.

Berikut susunan pengurus AMI Awards periode 2016-2021:

Ketua Umum: Dwiki Dharmawan

General Manager: Satria “Aden” Dharma

Dewan Penasihat:

Erwin Harahap, Dimas Wahab, Enteng Tanamal, Titiek Puspa, Adi Nugroho, Tantowi Yahya

Board of Directors:

Seno M. Hardjo, Iman Sastrosatomo, Dian Hadi Pranowo, Once Mekel, William Chow, Toto Widjojo, David Karto

Source: Rollingstone

Bintang.com, Jakarta Setelah melakukan koordinasi dan fase musyawarah mufakat dengan para pendiri AMI Awards beberapa minggu lalu, akhirnya terpilih secara bulat Dwiki Dharmawan sebagai Ketua Umum AMI (Anugerah Music Indonesia) Awards.

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Ia menggantikan Tantowi Yahya yang merupakan pemangku jabatan tersebut selama dua kali periode, yaitu semenjak tahun 2006 sampai 2016.
Menurut Tantowi Yahya, Dwiki Dharmawan memiliki kelebihan di antara nama-nama lainnya. Ia dianggap memiliki kecintaan dan gairah terhadap musik serta memiliki jaringan yang kuat.

“Karena menjadi Ketua AMI Awards ini selain harus siap berbakti juga wajib punya network yang luas, dikenal masyarakat luas dan kalangan musisi,” ujar Tantowi Yahya di bilangan Kemang, Jakarta Selatan, Rabu (25/5).
Beberapa pendiri AMI Awards seperti Dimas Wahab, Enteng Tanamal, Erwin Harahap, Candra Darusman, mengatakan bahwa dengan tuntutan jaman AMI Awards butuh refreshment. Karenanya, pergantian pengurus merupakan hal yang juga penting.

Mendapatkan kepercayaan ini, Dwiki tak bisa menyembunyikan kebanggaannya. “Terimakasih. Saya bangga, haru, dan mantap menerima amanah,” tukas Dwiki.

Dwiki pun tak mau langsung menerima amanah ini. Ia memberikan syarat khusus ketika menerima tawaran untuk menjadi ketua umum. “Syaratnya ada beberapa hal yang harus saya benahi karena itu integritas saya dalam menggerakkan roda organisasi,” tandas.
Source: Bintang.com

Dwiki Dharmawan with Polish Friends
Dwiki Dharmawan will play with Polish Jazz Musicians Line Up : Piotr Lemanczyk (Ac Bass), Piotr Checki (Sax) and Adam golicki (Drums) with Ade Rudiana’s Gamelan and Master if Topeng (Mask) Dance Uum Sumiati.

Full Concert of Dwiki will be 6 March at TEBBS Hall 20:00-21:15.

java Jazz Festival 2016 taking place between February 4-6 March 2016 at JE Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta Indonesia.

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On his debut for MoonJune Records, the Indonesian iconic keyboardist, composer and producer, Dwiki Dharmawan, treats listeners to an exotic musical mélange of the highest order. Featuring fusion and progressive rock luminaries, Chad Wackerman, Jimmy Haslip, (and fellow MoonJune artists and Indonesian giants) Dewa Budjana and Tohpati, and as well the legendary violinist, Jerry Goodman. “So Far, So Close” features adventurous compositions, arrangements and performances.

Lovers of fusion’s “golden era” (mid-’70’s through the mid-’80’s) will find plenty to keep them enthralled throughout this sizzling session, as Dwiki and company never let off the gas while scaling high-altitude sonic terrain in effortless fashion. Recorded in L.A., by Jeff Lorber, and mixed and mastered by the renowned producer, Robert Feist, Dharmawan has covered all the bases and spared no expense in producing this “coming out party,” of sorts.

Despite a long, storied musical career which has been marked by large-scale successes and critical acclaim, worldwide, Dwiki remains constantly in search of new musical ground. His initial effort for MoonJune reflects that mentality, and is quite ambitious, and achieving, in its aims. “So Far, So Close” is an engaging and immediately essential progressive fusion album.

DWIKI DHARMAWAN is extremely grateful and honored to be chosen as an endorser of the best and most popular keyboard manufacturer in the world…KORG, sepecially KORG KRONOS2, KORG Pa4x Arranger and KORG RK100 Keytar.

“One of my very first keyboards was a Korg CX-3 which was way ahead of it’s time even back then. At various times over the years I have owned Korg keyboard models Poly 6, M1, Trinity, Triton and now the Kronos and Pa4x Arranger it just proves again that Korg continues to raise the bar and set the standard” Dwiki said..

“KORG, STATISFIED ALL MY MUSICAL NEEDS”.

Composer Dwiki Dharmawan scored the film, his first collaboration with Czech Symphony Orchestra for Helvy Tiana Rosa’s KMGP_The Movie (Ketika Mas Gagah Pergi) .Dwiki recorded parts of the score with 45 pieces Orchestra at CNSO Studio Prague on 22nd December 2016. Indonesian Rising Star’s Indah Nevertari sang the theme song “Rabbana”.

One of the most exciting shows I saw in recent years. Dwiki Dharmawan‘s “Pasar Klewer Project” including; Dwiki Dharmawan (piano, keyboards, percussion), Gilad Atzmon (sax. clarinet), Nicolas Meier (guitar), Yaron Stavi (upright bass and bass guitar), Asaf Sirkis (drums), with special guests Kamal Musallam (oud), Nasser Salameh (Darbuka), Wildan (Angklung) and Balinese Gamelan Jegog Jes earlier this month in Ubud, at Bali World Music Festival (BWMF-Indonesia).

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Dwiki’s double album ‘Pasar Klewer’ has recorded last june 2015 at EastCote Studio London and  to be released in May 2016 on MoonJune Records, and features also Mark WingfieldBoris Savoldelli anAris Daryono.

Source:Leonardo Pavkovics-Facebook

 

 

Dwiki Dharmawan scored and composed the music for new TVC of Wonderful Indonesia and Pesona Indonesia. Both Theme Song sang by Indonesian Diva, Rossa.

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The official campaign to promote tourism in Indonesia clearly has set a new standard to bring visitors in Wonderful Indonesia and  Pesona Indonesia. Through a series of very high quality videos on the different parts of the archipelago, it produces means to attract tourists and facilitate the communication of travel agencies and tourism professionals.

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