The project is an international forum for experimental sound, music and performance in Australia and the Asia-Pacific
This year’s Instrument Builders Project will take place in Kyoto, Japan. Aptly called Instrument Builders Project Kyoto: Circulating Echo, it runs from 30 August–17 September. The forum brings in artists from Indonesia, Australia and Japan to make music instruments at Kyoto Art Centre. Among those participating are Masamitsu Araki, Misbach Daeng Bilok, Caitlin Franzmann, Tomoko Momiyama, Wukir Suryadi, Natasha Tontey and Yuya Tsukahara. The forum’s workshops, talks and performances are open to the public.
Founded in 2013 by Kristi Monfries and Joel Stern, the first Instrument Builders Project took place that same year at iCAN in Yogyakarta, Java. The following year it moved to the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. Full details of 2018’s Kyoto programme can be found at their website.