Otto Sidharta - Four Indonesian Electronic Pieces 1979-1984
Otto Sidharta (Bandung, Indonesia, 1955) studied music composition in Jakarta under Slamet Abdul Sjukur. In 1984 he continued his post graduate study for composition and electronic music with Ton de Leeuw in Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam.
He performed his first electronic music piece, Kemelut, based on water sounds in the First Indonesian Young Composer Festival (Pekan Komponis Muda) in 1979. He collected nature and animal sounds on Nias Island, Borneo (Kalimantan) jungle, Riau islands, and some other remote places. These sounds were used as material for some of his works such as Ngendau, Hutan Plastik and East wind. In 2015 Sidharta accomplished his doctoral study at Institute Seni Indonesia Surakarta.
01 Ngendau 12:36 (1979)
02 Nature 11:58 (1979)
01 Saluang 10:40 (1984)
02 Gamelan 11:30 (1980)