Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015 and last post?

Haven't blogged here in a while and i just made a new portfolio website months ago:

From now on, i will be updating stuffs at that site and also my twitter @magruderjazz, since i am too lazy to update on this blog. So this is might be the last post on this blog.

Anyways, today is the last day of the year 2015. An interesting year indeed, it's even better than last year. Here's a recap:

- Got invited to Asian Meeting Festival 2015 in February (thanks to dj sniff, Otomo Yoshihide, Japan Foundation, and all people behind it for the opportunity). So far, this event is the highlight of my life (hahaha) because me and riar (the co-director of BISING) got invited and paid to screened our movie BISING in Japan for the first time. Around 100 people came, so far it is still the biggest audience for BISING's screening. Got a little nervous to be a speaker alongside Riar, dj sniff, and Otomo Yoshihide (dude's a fucking legend in japanese experimental music scene). I also got a chance to meet interesting artists/musician from Japan and South East/East Asia.

me talking stupid english lol.

- During the Asian Meeting Festival 2015, me and Riar made a music video for Bin Idris song "Rebahan". Bin Idris also participated in Asian Meeting Festival 2015. *it's on my previous posts*

- Riding the famous bullet train (shinkansen) from Tokyo to Kyoto and back for the first time (still, during the Asian Meeting Festival 2015). It is also my first time to Kyoto. Which led to this music video that i shot during the ride.

- A music video for Individual Distortion "Fuck You For Facilitating My Protest" is an Official Selection for Bangkok Underground Cinema 2015 (Thailand) and CINE UNDER Recife 2015 (Brazil).

- Finally Depriver, my band released it's second album "balderdash." on the internet. It has a music video (again, made by me, what a loner haha).

- BISING also got screened at several festivals in 2015:

Asian Meeting Festival 2015 (Tokyo/Japan)
Dokumentarnog Rock Filma 2015 (Vinkovci/Croatia)
Festival Bo:m 2015 (Seoul/South Korea)
International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (Kerala/India)
Grossmann 11 (Ljutomer/Slovenia)
The Thirteenth and The Last Experimental International Film Festival (Sydney/Australia)
and some screenning events in Israel, Poland, Thailand, Japan, Germany, Indonesia, and Bulgaria. No luck at Indonesian Film Festival though hahaha. More information on BISING's facebook site. BISING was also screened for the first time in Indonesia at Jogja Noise Bombing Week (Yogyakarta) and the second time at Rossi Musik, in my hometown, Jakarta. It was really crowded, around 80 people came, i think. I've never thought that it would be this crowded due to the small amounts of people who came to the previous screening in Yogyakarta.
Rossi's Screening.
- Went to South Korea for the first time in April! I got invited by Festival Bo:m for BISING (thanks to Park Daham and people behind Festival Bo:m). It was fun travelling around Seoul for 5 days. And there were also lots of people who came to the screening, (i think) 70% of it are females. hahaha.
me demonstrating noise sounds at festival bo:m, i've been thinking about starting a new sound project using my own name since i've already performed with Adythia Utama name for several times in Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Japan.
- My short experimental documentary film that i made in Hong Kong last year, Solitary a.k.a 孤独 (Gūdú), were selected for Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival (LUFF) 2015, HOMOTOPIA: Pop-Up Video and Film Exhibition and received an award for Best Hong Kong Film at Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival 2015.

- Went to Singapore to see Yasutaka Nakata's CAPSULE and DWP 2015 for the first time haha.

- Took French courses, which is stupid.

- Made a music video for Aya Anjani. Great yet underrated singer songwriter from Serpong, Tangsel.

- Still haven't fully recovered from an ankle pain that i received in the middle of the year during my attempts at skateboarding.... fuck.

Oh, i almost forgot, here is my "BEST RECORDS 2015" list

Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
Refused - Freedom
tricot - A N D
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
Gnaw Their Tongues - Abyss Of Longing Throats
Title Fight - Hyperview
f(x) - 4 Walls
Seoul - I Become A Shade
Badbadnotgood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul
Carly Rae Jepsen - E・MO・TION
ACxDC - Postcard Flexi
Toe - Hear You
Cattle Decapitation - The Anthropocene Extinction
Bully - Feels Like
Slayer - Repentless

Well, goodbye for now.
Happy new year.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Bin Idris - Rebahan (Music Video)

Me and Riar Rizaldi made a music video for Bin Idris during our trip to Tokyo and Kyoto weeks ago.

"Rebahan" by Bin Idris
Edited by Riar Rizaldi
Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

BISING in Israel.

For those who live in Israel, BISING will have another screening next month at 4th February, in Jerusalem.
(yes i forgot to post the first one, Listen to the Static #1, it was held at 18th January, and yeah it was an Israel premiere)

This will be the 3rd time our film will be screened alongside Matthieu Canaguier's "A l'Est de l'Enfer".

Listen to the Static#2: 

Mechonat Hereg ++ Noise Revisited noiseumentaries ++ MAXIM TURBO ++ DJs HARA&ZONA

Mechonat Hereg new album release tour, "chaka of zulu",
double-feature "Noise Revisited" of Indonesian underground music scene,
Maxim Turbo rare show, and DJs Hara Narcoman & Zona Metumtemet
(עברית בהמשך)
Mechonat Hereg's "chaka of zulu" earth-shattering album serves you digital hardcore in recycled platter.
Rated as "the best show in Israel", Mechonat Hereg are the local spearhead for the worldwide 20 years old genre.

Now proud to extend the tour with...

Listen to the Static#2: a line of imported independent avant-garde films paired to local shows, bringing you
Noise Revisited - a double-feature of noise-umentaries from underground Indonesia,
in collaboration with Nova Cinema and Nathalie de Papillon

Bising - Adyhtia Utama
A local point of view about the biggest underground music scene in Indonesia - the noise music scene.

A l'Est de l'Enfer (East of Hell) - Matthieu Canaguier
Documents the Indonesian Black Metal scene, where Western codes mingle with Indonesian beliefs into a new form of Black.

&&&&& If that's not too much fun already...
The Legendary Doom Horror Noise Solo: Maxim Turbo is back in Israel from Icelandic tour, greeting us with his truly awful sound.

DJ-duo Hara Narcoman and Zona Metumtemet will play tunes ranging from hardcore varieties to sick industrial and doom that will please your senses and lull you to bed.

Cover charge measly 15 NIS

מכונת הרג בטור השקת האלבום החדש "chaka of zulu"
סרטי הדאבל-פיצ'ר "נויז בא בשנית" מסצנת מוזיקת האנדרגראונד האינדונזית
מאקסים טורבו בהופעה נדירה, והדיג'ייז חרא נרקומן וזונה מטומטמת

האלבום המנתץ של מכונת הרג מגיש לך את הדיג'יטל הארדקור על צלחת ממוחזרת
מסווגים בתור "ההופעה הכי טובה בישראל", מכונת הרג הם חוד-החנית המקומי של הז'אנר העולמי בן ה-20 שנה.

עכשיו גאים להאריך את הטור עם...

תקשיב לסטטי#2: ליין סרטי אבנגארד עצמאיים מיובאים בשילוב הופעות מקומיות, מביא לכם את
נויז בא בשנית - דאבל-פיצ'ר של סרטי נויז-תיעודי מהאנדרגראונד האינדונזי,
בשיתוף פעולה עם נובה סינמה ונתלי פרפר

Bising - Adythia Utama
זווית ראיה מקומית על סצנת מוזיקת האנדרגראונד הגדולה ביותר באינדונזיה - סצנת מוזיקת הנויז.

A l'Est de l'Enfer (East of Hell) - Matthieu Canaguier
תיעוד סצנת הבלאק מטאל האינדונזית, בה קודים מערביים מתמנגלים עם אמונות אינדונזיות לכדי סוג חדש של שחור.

&&&&& אם זה לא מספיק כיף גם ככה...
סולו הדום הורור נויז האגדי: מאקסים טורבו חזר לישראל אחרי הטור באיסלנד, ועכשיו מברך אותנו בסאונד הזוועתי במיוחד שלו.

צמד הדיג'ייז חרא נרקומן וזונה מטומטמת ינגנו נעימות הנעות מטעימות הארדקור לסוגיו ועד לאינדסטריאל חולני ודום שינעימו את חושיכם ויערסלו אתכם עד שתרדמו.

עלות כניסה 15 ש"ח עלובים

Special thanks to Nathalie and nova cinema for making this happen!

BISING at Ensembles Asia Music Network / Asian Meeting Festival 2015

BISING's Japan Premiere!

Me and Riar (the assistant/co-director of BISING) will be at Tokyo next month for a screening in Otomo Yoshihide's Ensembles Asia Music Network / Asian Meeting Festival 2015. It's a music festival, and BISING is the only movie that parttake in it.


Date :

FEB. 7 (sat) 13:00 - 14:10 (12:30 open) 
An after-screening talk will be held until 15:00

After-screening speakers :

Adythia Utama (Director of the film), 
Riar Rizardi (Assistant director of the film), 
Yuen Chee Wai, 
dj sniff, 
OTOMO Yoshihide 

Those with a ticket to the live show at the Asahi Art Square on February 6 or 7 may attend for free. Seating, however, is by advance reservation only. For reservations, please send your name and email address or other contact information to us by under the heading BISING Film Viewing Request. Seating is limited to the first 180 applicants.

Synopsis :

Indonesian has the largest scene of extreme and independent music in South East Asia. This documentary gives an extensive overview with numerous bands, artists and speakers, all from Jakarta, Bandung, Bekasi, Yogyakarta, and Tokyo, who freely talk about their own definitions and approaches to noise music.

Please visit these websites for more information :

Kenshiro live at Cafe Mondo.

Kenshiro, a noise/drone duo from Jakarta, Indonesia consisting Danif Pradana (guitar) and Yonathan Harvridus (bass) performing at Cafe Mondo a few days ago. Shot by me and edited by Danif Pradana.