NARATAS AKAR #4 KUCHING, THE REDEFINED CITY

After the trip of Finland and Norway, the Naratas Akar Atap Class Eurasia 2018 team continued the journey to Sarawak, Malaysia to attend the Rainforest Fringe Festival in Kuching. During the trip, Hinhin returned to Indonesia, while Dini and Atit traveled to Singapore and then Sarawak, to join Kimung who had already been in Kuching […]

NARATAS AKAR #3 OSLO, THE ROOTS OF BLACK METAL

After exploring Helsinki, the Naratas Akar Atap Class Eurasia 2018 then went to Oslo, Norway to explore the roots of Bandung’s underground music there. From June 29th to July 2nd 2018, Atit, Dini and Hinhin stayed at the Indonesian Embassy in Oslo and conducted research. Their first goal was Neseblod Records, which in the 1990s […]

NARATAS AKAR #2 HELSINKI, MODERN HEAVY METAL CONFERENCE

Modern Heavy Metal Conference (MHMC) is an international academic event hosted by Academy Research Fellow Toni-Matti Karjalainen at Aalto University School in Business. The first and original edition of the conference in June 2015 was organised in collaboration with many academic and music industry partners. The event was also the second bi-annual conference of the […]

KARINDING CIANJUR #1

Salah satu perjalanan riset pertama Kimung untuk buku “Sejarah Karinding Priangan” adalah mengeksplorasi Cianjur. Di kawasan ini terdapat Apih Mardi, salah satu sesepuh karinding Cianjur yang secara aktif masih mengembangkan seni ini; Gunung Padang, peninggalan peradaban manusia tertua di dunia, satu situs di mana saya percaya bisa mempelajari alam pikiran manusia sejaman saat karinding sebagai […]

KARINDING GOES TO EUROPE #6 PARIS 2016

Tanggal 18 September 2016, Kimung dan Mitha tiba di Paris, Prancis untuk bertemu dan mewawancara Profesor Tran Quang Hai, salah satu maestro jewsharp di Eropa. Selama di Paris, Kimung dan Mitha tinggal di kediaman kawan mereka semasa kuliah, Rita Fitri Desianti bersama dua anaknya Asmara dan Pearl. Mereka juga bertemu dengan dua kawan lama mereka, […]

KARINDING GOES TO EUROPE #5 EINDHOVEN 2016

Usai mewawancara Harm Linsen, Kimung dan Mitha berangkat menuju Eindhoven untuk menemui Ricky Insanity, seorang kawan lama, vokalis band legendaris Insanity, pionir musik bawahtanah Bandung yang sejak 1996 tinggal di Belanda. Ricky menerima Kimung dan Mitha, menyediakan mereka ruang untuk beristirahat serta makanan yang sehat agar mereka bisa kembali fit meneruskan perjalanan. Setelah diajak berkelling […]

KARINDING GOES TO EUROPE #4 AMSTERDAM 2016

Setelah melakukan penelitian di depot Museum Volkenkunde di ‘s-Gravenzande dan mewawanacar serta mendokumentasikan harpa-harpa mulut koleksi pionir jewsharp Belanda, Phons Bakz, Kimung dan Mitha berangkat menuju Amsterdam untuk menemui Harm Linsen, sosok yang selama ini membantu mereka menyambungkan dengan pihak-pihak museum untuk kelancaran riset. Harm Linsen juga seorang pemain jewsharp dan juga kolektor harpa mulut […]

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