Indonesian Fusion Music Workshop at School of Music University of Wisconsin

July 20, 2009

Indonesian Fusion Music Workshop at School of Music University of Wisconsin

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is a unit in the College of Letters and Science and a member of the International Institute

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Special Event, Friday, July 24, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Memorial Union Terrace – University of Wiaconsin at Madison
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Indonesian Fusion Music Workshop
Dwiki Dharmawan and a group of top-notch Indonesian musicians will give a workshop about their approach to music and composition, blending Indonesian musical traditions with jazz and alternative rock.  The event is free and open to the public.  SEASSI gratefully acknowledges the support of many offices at UW-Madison for making this workshop possible: the Wisconsin Union Directorate, the Union Music Committee, the Division of International Studies, the College of Letters and Science, the School of Music, and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

[Our music] is an attempt to capture the notion of change that is taking place in the Indonesian arts. It is an exploration of how the traditional arts define a cultural milieu and whether they are able or not to deal with modern influences. The Soul of Indonesia also explores whether the mixing of traditional with modern is capable of meeting the creative challenge of making a contribution to a new national identity. In the “Soul of Indonesia”, Dwiki has collaborated closely with Indonesian composer and guitarist Dewa Budjana, and Sa’at Syah (aka Sa’at Borneo), a traditional flute player and singer Dira.J.Sugandi (Dwiki Dharmawan)