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Who the Hell…?

I’m Indonesian by descent, but I have lived my entire life in Europe. I studied my Eastern roots and was brought up in local Western cultures. My musical background spans Western classical (Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam), Javanese and Balinese gamelan, Indonesian folkmusic (Lagu Rakyat), Angklung, Sundanese music on zither (kecapi) and suling (bamboo flute), West-European Folk, Rock, Pop, Improvisation, experimental and Jazz.

In the past I collaborated with a.o. Pierre Courbois, Boi Akih/Monica Akihari, Mondriaan string quartet, Multifoon, Gending, Keola Beamer, Han Bennink, Wieteke van Dort, Gerard Mosterd, Roscoe Mitchell (Art Ensemble of Chicago), Ernst Jansz (Doe Maar).

On this site are brought together my albums which  – despite huge differences – all have one thing in common: the fact that they all fuse and mix genres. And for the most part Indonesian music is one of the ingredients.