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13 December 2014, 7:00 PM

Experiment Lab WYST #01 Bird Talk

Selasar Teater Garasi, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

WYST (What's Your Story of Today) is a laboratory project that focuses on sounds or other art forms that associated with sound. This laboratory facilitates various experiments where one artist can do much further exploration of what is usually done. In the beginning, they share their narratives or stories about the thing that drive their passion and their relationship with the world surround. Story or narrative is an initial trigger for the entire process. The next process is about how they translate their stories or narrative into the sounds and how they respond to the others, as same as they respond to the environtment in which they live, today.


22 November 2014

Ngayogjazz 2014

Desa Wisata Brayut, Pandowoharjo, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Jay & Gatra Wardaya is an artist collective performing poetry music. They have collaborated with many writers and composed music in diverse style. In Ngayogjazz 2014, they will collaborate with 가민 (Gamin), one of the celebrated Piri, Saenghwang, & Taepyongso performer in Korea today. She has collaborated with many international artists in Europe, U.S., and Asia. In this collaboration, Jay & Gatra Wardaya with Gamin are going to explore improvisation which is the element appears in Indonesian, Korean, and jazz music. Therefore, this collaboration will celebrate the improvisation as the connecting elements between jazz music and traditional Indonesian & Korean music.




31 October 2014, 4:00 PM

Completion Performance of International Fellowship in Study of Korean Music 2014

Pungnyu Sarangbang (풍류사랑방), The National Gugak Center (국립국악원), Seoul, South Korea

This year's the National Gugak Center CPI (Cultural Partnership Initiative) program participants will be on stage of the National Gugak Center's Pungnyu theater at 4pm, on Oct. 31 (Friday). 

It's their completion performance and they will play their own music as well as Korean traditional music that they have learned for the past 5 months. This year's NGC CPI participants are: Onuma Vejakorn (Thailand), Nguyen Thuy Dung (Vietnam) and Jay Afrisando (Indonesia).

Programs are as below:

- Saw-U solo Phyakhraun (Onuma)
- Saluang solo Singgalang Mintak Tabia (Jay) 
- Dan Tranh solo U Minh bất khuất, Improvisation (Dung)
The Indisposed City (Jay, 가민)

- Haegeum Sanjo - 해금 산조 (Onuma)
- Piri Solo Sangnyeongsan - 상령산 푸리 (Jay)
- Gayageum Sanjo - 가야금 산조 (Dung)
- Chimhyangmu, Gayageum Byeongchang - 침향무, 가야금 병창 (Onuma, Dung)
- Piri Sanjo - 서용석류 피리 산조 (Jay)
- Seoljanggu - 설장구 (Dung, Onuma, Jay, &
 Min Young Woo)

This concert is free so please feel free to come and encourage them.


27 October 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 PM​​

The Opening of Exhibition "Fake Hikers"

MMCA Residency Changdong, 257 Deongneung-ro, Dobong-gu 132-919, Seoul, South Korea

Exhibition : October 27 - November 3

Open all days from 10.00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
MMCA (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) Residency Changdong

Opening reception: October 27 from 6.00 to 9.00 p.m.
Musical performance by Jay Afrisando (ID) October 27 at 7 p.m.
Curated by Katerina Filyuk and Oto Hudec.
Artists: APL315 (UA), Oto Hudec (SK), Heide Hinrichs (DE), OLTA (JP), Kyungduck Park (KR), Youngjoo Lee (KR), Kevin Gaffney (IE).


The title of the exhibition, Fake Hikers, initially appeared during an informal conversation between a group of international artists on residency at MMCA in Seoul. While intended as a joke, it soon became clear that it best describes the position we find ourselves in as aliens living abroad. Both artists and curators on the residency try hard to delve deeper into the local context and broaden our understanding of a foreign country’s culture. Yet, due to a number of subjective and objective causes (language being the most important), we often only glide on the surface of things and are not able to fully immerse ourselves in the subject. There is a lucky few who can achieve the goal and demonstrate unification and correspondence with local context to a certain degree. Others become fake hikers. This doesn't imply a failure, but rather highlights the difference in approach between each artist, whose personal experiences of living abroad manifest in their work in unique ways. Fake hikers can be regarded as an allegory tied up with the Korean context of hiking - a hyper popular leisure activity, which could be considered quintessentially Korean.


Jay Afrisando is going to perform with Saluang and Piri at the opening of the exhibition. Since he is also taking part in Korean society---as an alien living abroad---he will play an improvised piece and Korean music with a different approach.


30 September 2014, 3:00 PM​​

The Indonesia Discovery Box Launching

Children's Education Hall, The National Folk Museum (국립 민속 박물관), Seoul, South Korea

The National Folk Museum implements Culture Discovery Box to promote culture diversity. This year, Indonesia is the main theme. They are going to launch "Indonesia Discovery Box". Jay Afrisando participates in music recording for the box content. In the launching, Jay Afrisando are going to perform "Tanah Air" and "Arirang" arranged for vocal and Saluang with Iik Suryani (a vocalist from Solo, Indonesia).


June 1, 2014 - 7:30 PM​

Airbatu's 1st Album Launching

Sekolah Musik Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Jazz Quintet from Yogyakarta named Airbatu are going to launch their 1st album. This contains six different styles of jazz compositions. All of members compose for this album.


April 30, 2014 - 7:30 PM​

Celebrating International Jazz Day 2014; The Music Journey of Jay & Gatra Wardaya

Studio Teater Garasi, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Celebrating International Jazz Day 2014: The Music Journey of Jay & Gatra Wardaya" is a performance held on April 30 to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication.

Jay & Gatra Wardaya, as an artist collective, has performed poetry music compositions in wide range style; from easy listening yet melodically challenging to free improvised while the players figure different personas or same persona.

It is held as a part of International Jazz Day's global celebration initiated by UNESCO and Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.


24 April 2014, 7:30 PM

HackteriaLab 2014; Akustikologi

Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiharja, Bantul, Indonesia

Akustikologi is a music project that provides a collaborative platform for artists, musicians, scientists and hackers to arrange and improvise musical compositions according to each own disciplines. This project challenges the participants to not use any kinds of electronic amplifiers for a collaborative compositions in order to recall our hearing sensitivity —as we are mechanosensitive beings— amidst our noise-polluted environment.


Research phase: 19 - 21 April 

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