Indonesian Electronic Music 1979–1992 collects previously unreleased works by artist who combines environmental and synthetic sounds
Previously unreleased recordings of Indonesian electronic music by Otto Sidharta have been released by the veteran Belgian avant garde label Sub Rosa. Sidharta was born in Bandung in Indonesia in 1955, and his works have frequently combined environmental and synthetic sounds. He studied music composition at Jakarta Institute of Arts under Slamet Abdul Sjukur – who had himself previously studied under Olivier Messiaen – and his first performed composition was Kemelut (1979), an electronic piece based on the sound of water. He recently appeared at Berghain’s Raung Ray #2: The Magic Of Sunda in Berlin, an event produced by Morphine Records and Europalia Indonesia. Titled Indonesian Electronic Music 1979–1992, the album anthologises Sidharta’s previously unreleased works. It's available now.