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Ecology Gong

Ecology Gong
Wukir Suryadi (with Dale Gorfinkel) Ecology Gong, 2014 water, bamboo objects, pumps, plastic pool, sensor devices, trumpet parts, fish An experimental sonic ecosystem of moving parts, organic and man-made, harmonious and dissonant. ECOLOGY GONG Ecology (from Greek: oikos (habitat) and logos (study of) is a scientific study of interactions among organisms and their environment. The...

The Power of Pamor Ujung Gunung

The Power of Pamor Ujung Gunung
Wukir Suryadi, Peter Blamey The Power of Pamor Ujung Gunung, 2014 keris, tea tree branch, copper wire, amplifiers 1. The Keris   Keris is a dagger (sharp-edged on both sides) with many cultural functions known in west and central part of Nusantara. It’s got a distinctive shape of asymmetrical handle, wavy blade, and most often would...

IBP 2014 Exhibition

IBP 2014 Exhibition
The Instrument Builders Project will be opening this Friday 11 April at 5.30pm at iCAN Jl Suryodinigratan 39. Parking available at LAF...

IBP DIWO

IBP DIWO
(by Dale Gorfinkel) I remember something Tintin said about growing up in Indonesia and not learning anything at school about China or Russia, two countries that seem to take up a massive proportion of the world and aren’t that far away from Indonesia.

Brain ripples

Brain ripples
(By Caitlin Franzmann) Following on from my last post; I had circular spaces on my mind.  While spending some time at Kunci Cultural Studies Centre I noticed a well in the garden and thought about this perfect resonant space and its connection to an important cultural space. Joel and I started discussing ideas about KUNCI...

Open Studio 10am, Saturday 5 April

Open Studio 10am, Saturday 5 April
The Instrument Builders Project 2014 akan membuka studio bagi kunjungan publik. Sabtu 5 April, 10.00-19.00

Workshop in process

Workshop in process
Workshop in progress, works being built, noises, sounds...

IBP hits the road

IBP hits the road
(by Peter Blamey) On the 25th of March IBP heads for Surakarta, aka Solo, as Dale and myself are performing at Bukan Musik Biasa #39 at Pendopo Wisma Seni, Taman Budaya, thanks to Wukir who organised it for us. The title translates as “Not Ordinary Music”, so chances are we will both feel right at home. The...

dang ding odongodong.

dang ding odongodong.
(by Tintin Wulia) Wukir – I said at one point, after a very brief pause in our discussions – I think I wanna work with Odong-odong. Why Odong-odong? Wukir asked. I said, well, I kept thinking of your windmills and watermills and that made me think of cycles, roundabouts, circles and the like. Odong-odong is in principle...

Circular energies

Circular energies
There has been much discussion in the first week of IBP about systems of energy in nature, electronics, politics, human relations and even in the cosmic sense. I’ve been particularly interested in the dynamic energy that emanates between individuals and social groups...