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2016 ACDGP grantees

Satan Jawa at Asia TOPA

Project summary

Image from Garin Nugroho's silent film - Satan Jawa. Credit: Erik Wirasakti

Sector: Arts and Culture

Art form or genre: Music, Film/TV

Country location: Indonesia

Grantee: Victorian Arts Centre Trust

Project Description

Satan Jawa is a ground-breaking silent film and live music score commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne for combined forces of traditional Indonesian and contemporary Western orchestral instruments.

Through in-depth cultural exchange, Satan Jawa will be co-composed by Iain Grandage (Australia) and Rahayu Supanggah (Indonesia) to a new film by Garin Nugroho (Indonesia). The project facilitates two-way visits and skills exchange during a series of creative workshops, cultural research, collaborative rehearsals, recording sessions and public performances – bringing together musicians from Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and instrumentalists from Indonesia to create a work of international significance.

Satan Jawa will be previewed at Teatre Jakarta, followed by a premiere in Arts Centre Melbourne's prestigious Hamer Hall, where musicians perform side-by-side. It will be the largest collaborative project within the inaugural Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (Asia TOPA), a season of contemporary Asian arts presented by a consortium of Melbourne's leading cultural institutions.

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Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program grant offer: $25,000 plus $2,500 GST

Total project value: $253,456

Last Updated: 19 August 2016
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