Harmony through Sound Design

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 23, 2014

Iman Fattah has been in the Indonesia's rock and experimental music world since approximately 15 years ago, as a guitarist in his own band; Zeke and the Popo and RAKSASA. Growing up, he never though music will be one of his greatest passion. In PechaKucha, Iman take us as he strips down music into one single element: sound. As an aspiring sound designer, he learned how to synchronize sound with visuals through film scoring project. 'Music' is not necessarily comes in 'band' form, instead, simple toe-tapping in dance rhythm is also music. The challenge in 'designing' sound is how far can we shape them, not only by hearing but also listening. Listen means paying more attention, so eventually we can create our own harmony.


Music Label for The Future

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 23, 2014

Sarah Glandosch shares her knowledge in independent music label on how to manage, distribute and promoting music. Music promoter needs to understand and manage the synergy between the artist and the whole process. In Ivy League Music, she combines conventional and new methods, with emphasize on networking and collaboration.  


D.I.Y Music Hero

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 23, 2014

As a rapper, Muhammad Amrullah or mostly known as KOJEK, feels concerned that children nowadays has no age-appropriate music to sing along to. This is what motivates him to initiate 'Si Kecil Untuk Bangsa Yang Besar' (SKUBYB) project, where he teaches underpriviledged children to create their own music through freestyle rap. His dream is to encourage and produced more songs for children all across the nation, so that children can also found their confidence throughout music.


AkustikAsik - Everybody Deserves a Stage

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 23, 2014

Dwika Putra is everyday salary-man who founded AkustikAsik community to express his love for music. He chose 'acoustic performance' concept for its simplicity, and he believes that this community could be the platform for musicians to display their passion and skills. 'Everybody deserves a stage', he said. Music industry is indeed harsh and Dwika shares his experiences going through phases as gig-goers.  


Let's Sing with Indra Aziz

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 23, 2014

As a vocal coach, Indra Aziz believes that singing is the purest form of music, because the vocal chords are one of a kind musical instrument. Singing can be trained, and it should involved 'muscle' and 'heart'. His passion in singing lead him to spread his coaching through social media, particularly Twitter and YouTube, and reach even more disciples, ranging from upscale celebrities to janitor. 


Gitaris INA

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 23, 2014

GitarisINA guitarist is a forum dedicated to develop knowledge of guitar, music and more. This forum founded on October 13, 2012 by Hendry Halim.
Started from the discussion on Twitter, GitarisINA now has developed into a community of Indonesian guitarist on multiplatform: Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram. Their activities including events, clinics, workshop, and communities gathering throughout Indonesia


Bottlesmoker Neverending Story

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 23, 2014

Yulius has been spending quite a while in the music industry. Through his presentation he shares his experience and journey alongside Bottlesmoker, the electro pop musician duo who gained recognition across Asia and Europe. He emphasized the importance of networking on local and global scale and actively involved in government initiative, especially music-related. 


Collective Movement of Indonesian Netlabels

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 23, 2014

Anitha Silvia explains in depth that, Indonesian Netlabel Union is a collective movement of the Indonesian netlabels for introducing the existence of free legal music from Indonesia into a wider range; offline and online. The first step begins with a series of compilation albums released simultaneously on January 1st, 2011 with five active netlabels. They held workshops for raising awareness on this movement and also Indonesia Netaudio Festival event. 


Jazz Desserts: Culture and Creativity

@ VOL 18 ON JUN 24, 2014

Talita Setyadi graduated as Bachelor of Music from the University of Auckland, but then she realized that she was more interested in the culinary world. Talita took a drastic step to learn the world of cuisine and patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris where she managed to be one of the best graduates. Her blog,, has been praised and also featured in Spanish's haute pattiserie magazine 'So Good' among other best pastry chefs in the world. 
Through her presentation, she's combining the creative process on both of her passion; music and desserts, and how she gets the best of both worlds.


Edukasi Gizi

@ VOL 18 ON JUN 24, 2014

Septian Suhandono is a student of Nutritional Sciences, Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB). His daily activities including served as researcher at the Forum for Scientific Studies and an active member of IPB Scientist and Technology Society. Septian has always had concern on the nutrition issue and led him to establish a movement of 'Edukasi Gizi', a non-governmental organization working in the field of food and nutrition literacy. In his presentation, Septian shared several unknown facts and myth about nutrition and what we can do to improve them.


Let's Fall In Love With Tea

@ VOL 18 ON JUN 24, 2014

Ratna Somantri's first encounter with tea was from her mother, who always serve tea to the family. During her time at Le Cordon Bleu, Sydney, she continues to learn about tea from all over the world. She established Tea Lovers Community with some other fellow tea lovers in Indonesia. Currently, she is also the Chairman of the Tea Board of Promotion of Indonesia for 2014-2017. Ratna often invited as a speaker in various tea-related events and enjoyed teaching classes through tea at Tea Institute. In her presentations, Ratna shared her knowledge about tea history in the world and in Indonesia in particular. Indonesia is one of the largest tea producing country, but the awareness for the tea culture itself is still low. Through her community, Ratna believes that Indonesian teas should be more appreciated in our own country. Her dream is that our best teas should be available and enjoyed in every Indonesian home and that their growing popularity will prosper local tea producers. 


Food Blogging 101

@ VOL 18 ON JUN 24, 2014

Soya Yanagawa joined Indonesian Food Blogger (IFB) community in 2013. For his Pecha Kucha presentation, he shared the do's and don'ts, as well as the inspirations for food blogging. As a community, IFB has been invited to support various culinary events and featured in several media. At the moment there's 11,702 members of Indonesian Food Blogger all over the world. 


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