Leftover Klangwerk
by Ariel Orah and Johanes “Mo’ong” Santoso Pribadi (Soydivision Kollektiv)

In the framework of Hack the Panke Festival - Art, Science, Sound and more in Berlin-Wedding.

Date: 19-21 August 2022
Time: 10:30 - 16:00
Location: Panke River & AnaConda Cafe terrasse

Leftover Klangwerk is a socially engaged and sonic art creation activity in the form of a participatory workshop and collective improvisation performance. The title is inspired by the English word “Leftover” refers to waste and the German word “Klangwerk” which means “sound creation”.

The workshop was divided into three major parts. In the first part, participants will collect different kinds of waste objects from specific neighborhoods (based on the understanding of the characteristics and also the social-political history of that specific neighborhood).

The second part will be building those waste materials into several self-made instruments. The third part will be presenting the instruments in an improvisation music performance. Inspired by circular design/upcycling methodology, both workshop and performance will introduce and invite the community to channel a form of freedom in the form of sound through the sound-making object, without the limitations of conventional music.

This project will be facilitated by Ariel Orah and Johanes “Mo’ong” Santoso Pribadi from the Berlin-based Indonesian art collective Soydivision.

The Hack the Panke Festival is funded Berliner Projektfonds Urbane Praxis // DRAUSSENSTADT – Call for Action.

Artist Profiles

Bangkok-born and Java-raised, Johanes “Mo’ong” Santoso Pribadi is an experimental music composer and instrument builder. His main area of study is music Nusantara, or the music of Indonesia. Mo’ong started his studies in Western classical music with a major in double bass, but soon moved back to his roots to explore the wisdom of Javanese folklore, He continued his Masters studies in the arts at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Surakarta, receiving a graduate degree in music composition supervised by composer Rahayu Supanggah. He was selected as a young emerging composer on IRC+ (International Rostrum of Composer) in 2015. Mo’ong has been involved with a variety of national and international projects in many different genres of music, and with multidisciplinary projects within modern dance, modern theater, contemporary puppet theater, installation art, and performance art. In 2015 he initiated the Limbah Berbunyi project, where he created and composed musical instruments from found objects or waste. Another recent work, Raja Kirik, is a Duo Experimental with musician/composer Yennu Ariendra about the war of narratives during the Dutch occupation in Indonesia. He has also worked as a sound designer and written music for several independent films.

Ariel William Orah (a.k.a ravenative) is a sound artist, performer and curator. He was born in Bandung, Indonesia and has lived and worked in Berlin, Germany for the past 10 years. His work and research interests include socially engaged art creation, social+climate injustice, as well as identity, memory, and scarcity. As part of his artistic practice, Orah works with various sound media, techniques and formats such as sound art, sound installation, sound performance, sound workshop, sound setting and sound composition for film and theater. Since 2008, Orah has presented his work in Germany, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Australia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Orah did not train or graduate from an art school, but his past and current art practice are strongly influenced by his studies and experiences as an Indonesian diaspora and migrant in Germany. A graduate of Steinbeis University Berlin with a focus on sustainability management, he also holds degrees in human-centered, empathic and experiential design from the School of Design Thinking Potsdam/Stanford and KAOSPILOT Århus.

He is co-founder of the empathy-driven sound artist collective L-KW, the Berlin-based Indonesian contemporary art collective SOYDIVISION.BERLIN, and the non-profit arts and culture organization Diantara e.V.. Selected sound works include an experimental music theater "ARYATI" (2022), sound performance and diorama "TANA SADJI" (work in progress for Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart Berlin, as part of the exhibition "Nation, Narrative, Narcosis, 2022), lecture performance on decolonizing sounds GAUNG - UNVORHERBESTIMMTE RESONANZ for Ballhaus Naunynstrasse Berlin (2021), a theater music composition "Götzendämmerung. Post-Funk-Tische Ergüsse zum Zeitgeschehen" for Zimmertheater Tübingen (2019) and a sound and image installation commissioned for Tanz im August Festival Berlin (2016). He has released numerous solo albums under the pseudonym ravenative and is actively involved in various music projects such as grau&, soydivision ensemble, böseblick ensemble and OKNUM.

In addition to his work as an artist, he is also active as a curator, especially in the field of sound. His recent curatorial activities include soy&synth (experimental music and food showcase, 2018-present), NNN Fair 2021 (diaspora art festival, Rotterdam, 2021), KAUM Performance & Film Festival (Berlin, 2021) and CTM Festival Hacklab (Berlin, 2022).

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Where does the event happen? Panke River &
Ana Conda Cafe am Ufer
Uferstraße 23, 13357 Berlin, Germany

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