The Jakarta Post
'Gong ex Machina' highlights sound, and the scenes were created based on sound compositions, not a script. (Shutterstock/File)
Theater show Gong ex Machina is set to premiere on Nov. 29, with another performance on Nov 30 at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta in Central Jakarta.
The performance is a collaboration between Japanese sound designer Yasuhiro Morinaga and Indonesian contemporary theater director Yudi Ahmad Tajudin.
The show's producer Rama Thaharani said in a statement that Gong ex Machina was based on two things: a reflection of Morinaga’s research on gong culture in Southeast Asian countries and the history of sound culture, modern recording and playback technology, namely phonograph and gramophone, integration.
Gong ex Machina highlights sound, and the scenes were created based on sound compositions, not a script.
The show will also feature 3D immersive sound system. Designed by Japanese sound artist Tetsushi Hirai, the sound output will be placed throughout the room.
“The sound will be coming from all directions, filling the entire room,” explained Rama.
Gong ex Machina is supported by Japan Foundation-Asia Centre, Education and Culture Ministry, Bakti Budaya Djarum Foundation and Lijiang Studio. The pre-sale tickets can be purchased via Loket.com until Nov. 7. The pre-sale tickets are priced at Rp 200,000 (US$13.15) for Class 1 and Rp 100,000 for Class 2.
After the pre-sale period, the tickets will cost Rp 250,000 for Class 1, Rp 150,000 for Class 2 and Rp 50,000 for balcony seats. (jes/kes)