Biennale Jogja speicial: RADIO ISOLASIDO

By using the art of sound as a social tool, Radio Isolasido invites listeners to unravel isolated things so as to foster acoustic phenomena and a comprehensive understanding through the ensembles of narrative and non-narrative sound artefacts in popular, experimental and multilingual artistic articulation.

Radio Isolasido is a temporary radio initiated by Wok The Rock, developed with Gatot Danar Sulistiyanto as a part of the Biennale Jogja XVI.

There are 6 serial works that will be shown in all episodes: 4 popular poems translated into the Indonesian LGBTQI+ slang language and read by Tamarra, a contemporary artist from Yogyakarta; rare and extinct bird sounds; narrative music by New Zealand composer Jack Body who describes his experience studying classical Chinese music; a survival food cooking tutorial by a community from Eastern Indonesia living in Yogyakarta; poetry by Handoyo Purwowijoyo; and artificial intelligence vocal work by Raung Jagad Synthetic.

Photo credit: Holy by Wimo Ambala Bayang

Episode 1

The first episode featured a cooking tutorial from Lembata, East Nusa Tenggara, percussion music by Tony Maryana, song Mandolin by OM Tawangalun in Using language, electronic music by Gatot Danar Sulistiyono, Kabau by Nursalim Yadi Anugerah, Gaut by Fauxe, Panyuwunan prayer song from an art project Shradda, ambience music by Yudane, sound of the extinct bird Cratoavis Cearensis, first series of narrative music by Jack Body, poetry Aku by Chairil Anwar in LGBTQI+ language, poetry by Handoyo Purwowijoyo, audio clip from Natasha Gabriella Tontey’s video works about communication between stones in Minahasa tradition, a South African folk tale about the creation of the Earth, an artificial intelligence vocal work entitled Kiko, and some sound designs by Bona Zustama. Radio Isolasido theme song composed by Asep Nayak from Wamena, Papua.