The Future Sounds of Folk

Presented by STEIM and Unified Field

18 Dec 2011

Musicians from Indonesia / Singapore / Netherlands Imagining the sounds of the post-folk. Concerts in Haarlem (Dec 15) and Den Haag (Dec 18).


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Imagining the sounds of the post-folk. The Future Sounds Of Folk takes diverse musical traditions as a starting point for the development of new amalgams of contemporary music. In 2010, STEIM supported Singaporean musician Marc Chia aka One Man Nation’s research in Indonesia to work with local musicians and organized events. There he met Sudanese musicians Iman Rohman aka Jimbot and instrument builder and musician from East Java Wukir Suryadi aka Bamboo Wukir. During Dec 1 – 18th, these three musicians come to the Netherlands for an artist-in-residency and a series of concerts. In different cities and venues they will collaborate with local musicians such as Machinefabriek, Pierre Bastien, Andy Moor, Yannis Kyriakides, Michael Moore and dj sniff.

“The Future Sounds of Folk is not ethnomusicology for the faint-hearted; rather it is a journey to experience and rediscover the history and tradition of folk, not as the past, but one with a future, and one that would appear well worth waiting for” The Wire, August 2010

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