Nona Ria Trio Performance

Last Tuesday I got to perform with Nona Ria Trio (Nesia Ardi: voc/snare, Rieke Astari:accordeon, and me:piano). It was a fun night at SuddenJazz (every Tuesday at The Phoenix, wijaya, south jakarta).

Nona Ria music is in the style of 1920s music, a little bit of ragtime, and sound a bit old school. So here’s one of our performance video. Thanks SuddenJazz and to ms.Sachiko who recorded and upload it to youtube. Check SuddenJazz youtube channel for more videos

XXI Short Film Festival (get your film played in the cinema!)


To all filmmakers here’s a good news for you! You want your film to be played in the cinema all around Indonesia?

I was browsing through the internet, and then found this XXI Short Film Festival. This is a great chance for you! You just need to submit your film (deadline Dec 10th 2012), and if you pass the selection stage, all the finalists’ films will be played in the XXI theatres! The winners will be announced on the last day of the festival in March 2013. Woohoo! Continue reading

Nosferatu (film by Murnau, music by Oser)

I just went to see “Nosferatu” at Teater Besar Jakarta, TIM. Amazing! This was my first time watching film screening, with live music from the choir and orchestra.

Nosferatu“(1922) is a silent movie by Friedrich W. Murnau, the new music was composed by Pierre Oser. It’s such an honour to have the composer itself conducting the music tonight, and to have Jakarta as the location for the world premiere.

Great composition, great performance by Batavia Madrigal Singers and Capella Amadeus, and interesting movie. The combination of the music and the film is just perfect. I hope I can do something as good as this one for my film scoring class final project (film screening with live music) *wish me luck* 😀

For you who missed it, you can go to Bandung tomorrow (Oct 7th 2012, 7.30 pm). They will perform the same thing at Aula Barat ITB. It’s better to reserve the ticket first before you go, but if you don’t, maybe they have some tickets left..kind of gambling, but it’s worth it 🙂

Master-Jam Fest (jazz improvisation competition)

You’re a musician? You play an instrument? You’re good at improvising? Great news for you cats! Here’s a competition to show your talent!

MASTER-JAM FEST (Festival-Contest of jazz improvisation skills)

As they said on their website:

“This project is a professional competition of musicians-improvisers
and a jazz festival at the same time.
Its goal is to determine best jazz performers capable
of spontaneous improvisation and ensure public recognition of their talent.”
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Gig with Millane Fernandez

Last Saturday, I got the chance to play in a band for Millane Fernandez. The performance took place at the Four Season Hotel. We played some cover songs and some of her originals. Her songs are catchy, and have really strong dancing beat, except for her latest single released here that has slower beat.

It was my first time to work with Millane, a talented, down-to-earth and really sweet person.
She is a solo singer/songwriter who started her singing career in Germany. She had released some of her singles there, and move back to Indonesia in 2007, started as an MTV VJ here, and continue her singing career.

Here is the pic after the gig (taken from Millane’s Instagram). It’s a pleasure to work with her, thanks Millane for the opportunity 😀