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  • General Manager, Doggy House Records
  • Indonesia
    • Music/Sound Performance
  • The Asia Center Fellowship Program
  • Grant Year: Fiscal Year 2016
Duration
February 17, 2017 - March 10, 2017
Country of Activity
Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan

Building A Network Between Experimental Noise Scenes in South East Asia and Japan

After five years of researching Experimental Noise scenes in Indonesia, I wanted to extend the scope of my research. I choose Japan because most Experimental Noise musicians in Southeast Asia I know take their influence from Japan. I picked the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand as the subjects of my research because these countries have what is called a “music scene,” which means musicians, record labels, media and organizers are all interconnected. I used a simple approach in studying the history of the connection between the Experimental Noise music scenes in these countries, mainly because to build a network, it is necessary to first understand the roots and history of the network connections. In each country, I also present a show that facilitates meeting my subjects and also allows me to learn how they organize a show in their country. Using these techniques, I am trying to gain insight into the connections between these countries, how their earlier scenes were built and how they are built nowadays, and I am exploring the possibilities of growing the connections bigger and closer.

Main Cities of Activity
Philippines: Manila Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur Singapore Thailand: Bangkok Japan: Tokyo
Host Institution(s) / Individual(s)
Franchesca Casauay (Festival Manager, WSK: Festival of the Recently Possible)
Azief Khalliq (Teenage Head Records)
Rahman Amzah (Co-director, Ehsan Records)
Arkat Vinyapiroath (Owner, Moontone Records)
Cal Lyall (Sound Artist/Test Tone Artistic Director)
Activity Reports
Building A Network Between Experimental Noise Scenes in South East Asia and Japan (2MB)

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