Check out NONARIA collaboration with Endah Widiastuti and Barry Likumahuwa. Recorded live at iCanStudioLive on April 22th, 2015
Christmas 2014 I read a message on my phone from Pak Yoyo (Satrio Budiono, reputable sound editor) that there’s a movie going to be released soon and has no music scoring yet, and they’re looking for someone to make the music. Pak Yoyo asked if any of us interested (he post this message in a whatsapp group). So I instantly said “YES! I’ll do it”.
So he gave my number to the production house, and I contacted my friends to teamed up for this project.
Long story short, finally we’re official as the music scorer (penata musik) for this movie.The team called N.E.A.R Music (Nanin, Eja, Achi, Rahel)
The movie “Nada Untuk Asa” coming to theaters February 5th, 2015. Directed by Charles Gozali. It’s a great and very touching movie. I myself cried a little when I watch it for the first time :-p
Whoa! It’s been a long time since I wrote here..! Been busy and not in the mood for updating the blog :p
March kind of a hectic month, play piano for American Women’s Association charity event, performing in Java Jazz, JICC Saturday Night Fever Concert, performing with Nona Ria Trio in HDII seminar (Himpunan Desainer Interior Indonesia), play with Abstregio (my old band) on Jazz Culinary, and my first time composing music for FTV. My first time to have my name appear on national TV! In the opening credit “Penata Musik : Nanin Wardani” (they spell my name wrong -_-)
So here’s a part of the film, I got it from youtube, someone uploaded it. (It was aired on Trans TV, March 8th 2013)
Here’s a recording (thanks to my brother who recorded in the handycam) from the Ponpin Film Scoring Recital at Goethe Haus (Feb 17th, 2013). When I get the video recording with better audio n video quality, I will upload it again.
I composed the music for this film as my film scoring class final project. The film was directed by Ksusha Savina.
Unfortunately, after the recital I lost my original full score. I put it in the backstage, while we were having a photo session. When I went back to the backstage, it’s gone already. Don’t know who took it 😦
Untill today, I’m still hoping that I will have my original full score back to me. So please anyone who has it, give it back to me..
This recital is gonna be awesome. 6 short films, and the music will be played live. The music includes string quintet, clarinet, piano, 2 guitars, and drums. The 6 composers are : Areza Riandra, Asri Dewi Lestari, Ario Seto, Renaldi Wicaksono, Ricky Tjitradjaja and me, Nanin Wardhani. Each of us compose the music for 1 film, and conduct. (I’m very nervous, this will be my first time conducting)
For the opening there will be one classical piano performance Carolyn Alphonso and jazz performance of two original compositions by Attar Nasution and Iwan Paul.
Here’s some pics from today’s rehearsal. (Pictures courtesy of Asri Dewi Lestari). I’ll see you all at Goethe Haus on Sunday 7pm 😀
Here, we are playing “Lagrima Aneja”, one of our favorite pieces composed by Carel Kraayenhof, world-famous bandoneonist from The Netherlands. We first heard this piece when the Kraayenhof Tango Ensemble performed in Jakarta in October 2012, and we fell in love with it ever since.
We wanted to play this composition, but we don’t have the music sheet. So Indri (the flute player) volunteered to transcribe and make an arrangement for us! (Bravo Indri :D). We added a little “Indonesian twist” in the middle of the piece.
Since Astrid and me both are pianists, so one of us have to play another instrument. To imitate the bandoneon sound, we were going to use between melodica or accordion. None of us play violin, so we have to change it to another instrument. Finally we decided Indri play the flute, Astrid on piano and me on accordion. This is my first time playing an accordion, I even borrowed the accordion. 😛
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
This past few weeks, there are lots of interesting events in Jakarta. I feel that I need to share next upcoming events, so maybe you all can go and see it. Continue reading