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.

Friday, 26 December 2014

2014 recap.

It's december already. *sigh*
But it's been an interesting year for me so far.

- After 2 and a half years of work, i quit my position as head of documentation at JKT48 Project in January.

- Before i left, the group titled a song after my name haha that was fucking hilarious.

- Made a concert film "Lemuria live at Rossi Musik Fatmawati", which i can say is the best concert ever that i attended in 2014!

- Since i have lots of free time after the JKT48 project, i finally got a chance to finish my own documentary movie that i've been doing since 2010,  "BISING". A big thank you to lots of friends who helped me finish this movie!

- Going solo vacation to Macau and Hong Kong and screened "BISING" for the first time (world premiere!) at Re-Records event: Subliminal Lounge #1. Thanks to Dennis Wong for making this happen. Few people came, i think it was around 20 people, it's not a big number but i get a chance to meet new people, that's the only thing that matters.

- Made an experimental documentary about my trip to Hong Kong "孤独 (Gūdú / Solitary)".

- Eurotrip to Neatherlands, Switerland, and Germany.

- "BISING" got an official selection at LUFF 2014 (Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival) alongside "A l’Est de l’enfer", for the Extreme Indonesia programme.

- And also screened a week before at Cinema Spoutnik in Geneva for GLUFF 2014 (one of the pre-events of LUFF).

- Got a chance to see Antemasque concert live in Switzerland.

- Going to Sulawesi for the first time.

- Directing my first major label music video (i wont tell you the band name, haha).

- Japan trip!

- Performing my laptop music crap abroad in 3 countries (Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Japan) under my real name.

- 孤独 (Gūdú / Solitary) got selected at Artfools Video Festival that will be held in Larissa, Greece next year.

Here's hoping for more interesting things to come next year!

Friday, 10 October 2014

BISING (Teaser)

This is a teaser for BISING, made by Riar Rizaldi, the co-director of this movie.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

BISING on Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival 2014

My film, BISING is on Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival 2014 Official Selection! I am honored to take part in this festival with those international artists in underground film and music.


BISING is on the Music In Films: Extreme Indonesia programme. According to the schedule, it's on 16th (thursday, 16:10-18.00) and 19th october (sunday, 19:10-20:30) at Romandie, Lausanne.

Marsh Kids "Inclination" (Lyric Video)

Helping my friends from the band Marsh Kids. They needed a lyric video to promote their new single "Inclination", so i made one. Marsh Kids is a supergroup consisting members of Sore, San Teletone, Polka Wars, Duck Dive, and Tigapagi. Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

Trivia: there's one pseudo-member in the video, he's the member of Klarinet, an old band from Jakarta.

Sputnik & friends goes GLUFF: Projection de BISING

SAMEDI 11 OCTOBRE - 20h30 (projection 21h00 précises !!!)

- Spoutnik & friends goes GLUFF, part 3 -

La cave12 au SPOUTNIK

21h00 précises :
Projection de BISING
Noise and Experimental Music in Indonesia

En présence exceptionnelle du réalisateur Adythia Utama venu spécialement tout droit d’Indonésie (!!!)
Juste après le film :
questions-réponses + performance Indo-noise par Adythia Utama himself (Indonésie)

Troisième volet de Geneva goes GLUFF, au plus beau cinéma du monde cette fois, l’indétronable Spoutnik pour :

BISING ("Noise and Experimental Music in Indonesia")Le noise indonésien, ou la plus grande scène de musique extrême et indépendante en Asie du Sud-Est, se laissera découvrir tout au long de documentaire noise avec un nombre incalculable de groupes, d’artistes et d’intervenants, tous de Jakarta, Bandung, Bekasi, Yogyakarta, et Tokyo au Japon, qui parleront librement de leurs propres définitions et approches de la musique BRUIT.
La soirée sera suivie d’une performance en direct-live du réalisateur Adythia Utama qui nous sera venu tout droit d’Indonésie pour nous présenter une noise authentique et puissante.

Cinema Spoutnik - USINE
11, rue de la Coulouvrenière
1er étage

Plus d’infos :


BISING's European Premiere! I will be at Geneva, Switzerland on 11th October 2014 for another BISING screening. Show starts at 21:00 sharp. If you're around, please be there!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Tambuah Ciek!

"Tambuah Ciek!" is a short documentary movie that me and Gilang Qidra Ramadhan made in 2010. The movie was our final assignment in Jakarta Institute of the Arts. I directed the movie while Gilang's in charge of the sound department, and we both edited the movie using Adobe Premiere CS3. The movie follows the journey of Adjis visiting several Minangnese places to eat in Jakarta.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Sete Star Sept live at Grindgrass #2

One of my favorite japanese noisecore band, Sete Star Sept, performed at Bekasi months ago. I interviewed Kiyasu, (the drummer) for my upcoming documentary, BISING. He used to play drums for canadian powerviolence act The Endless Blockade, in fact he's one of the founding member (quite random eh).