December 2015

December 11-12, 2015: Surabaya
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My last stop on this first visit to Java was to the c20 Library and Collabtive,  yet another interesting variation on these places I have visited in Java which combine art, social research, and political engagement. It actually is an...
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December 10, 2015: Malang
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Played at a little bar in Malang called Houtenhand. The bar is a unique social, artistic, and political space which is the result of the loving work of Donny Firmansyah. Donny is one of the truly unique and inspiring characters I...
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December 9, 2015: Jakarta
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Super fun show in Jakarta at Ruangrupa, a collective of artists and others that emerged from the mass democracy movement that overthrew the military regime in 1998. They have a fantastic space in the city, with a gallery, a shop,...
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Yogyakarta: December 7, 2015
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My time in Yogyakarta was too short and too frustrating. There only two days. One day I was sick from the home made wine the Harsh Noise crew in Solo had given me the night before, and the next day...
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Surakarta, Indonesia: December 6, 2015
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My tour of Java has been so intense I have not been able to find time to write my thank-you's here. So, some catch-up: The gig in Surakarata, or Solo as Indonesians more typically call it, was at a sort...
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Semarang, Indonesia. December 5.
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Played last night in a long-g-g-g  line-up of local groups in Semarang, Indonesia. Sponsored by a very interesting organization called Hysteria. Hysteria seems to be part of a young generation of Indonesians who are creatively searching for ways to create social spaces for...
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Kuala Lumpur: November 29 and December 3
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Just done with my time in Malaysia. Played two concerts in Kuala Lumpur. Contemporary music scene in Kuala Lumpur has a tiny audience but stellar musicians. At the center of it are these three people: Yong Yandsen (tenor sax), Kok...
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