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Six young composers pushing Indonesian music forward

Six young composers pushing Indonesian music forward Mysterious: You won't find footage or recordings of Kadapat's immersive live performances online, but an album is on the way. (Courtesy of Kadapat) (Personal collection/Courtesy of Kadapat)
Raka Ibrahim (The Jakarta Post)
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Denpasar   ●   Thu, November 25, 2021

Indonesia has never had a shortage of forward-thinking musicians across the spectrum of sound. From the avant-garde compositions of Slamet Abdul Sjukur and the progressive madness of Discus to the current experimental champions Senyawa, the country’s musicians turn its rich sonic palette and complex folklore into genre-defying music.

That desire to push things forward persists in the country’s younger musicians. From Papuan field recording masters to mysterious Balinese gamelan troupes, here are some young composers to look out for.

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