Term: August-November 2021
Theo Nugraha (b. Samarinda, April, 1992) is a sound artist from Samarinda. He has been part of the Indonesian experimental sound scene since 2013. His discography contains almost 200 releases. He is the co-founder of EXTENDED ASIA, co-artistic director of MUARASUARA, and the co-curator for the Kota Samarinda Museum. Theo is currently participating in an experimental visual group with Milisifilem Collective, performance art at 69 Performance Club, and is the editor of the VJ> Play column at Visual Jalanan.
“My work, focuses on exploration and findings from sound, body, visual experimentation and collaborative work across disciplines. When we talk about sound, we can see how the duration, appearance, motion, light, and events work in a composition. Sound contains a diversity of complex elements, which are particularly apparent in the—variety of sound discourses, in Indonesia due to the, different cultures and traditions on each island.
I am interested in revisiting the relationship between the management of sound work in an area and, how sounds are interpreted in soundscape practice. Soundscapes enable recognition of sounds and the culture contained in the area.”