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Jakarta Post

I Wayan Sadra: Not an ordinary musician

  • Ganug Nugroho Adi


Surakarta, Central Java   /   Tue, July 20 2010   /  09:01 am

Born in Denpasar, Bali, I Wayan Sadra built his career in Surakarta, Central Java. Sadra is a contemporary musician with various forms of music, including an ensemble and meditative music. JP/Ganug Nugroho AdiHis music is beyond the “order” so that it is not often called ordinary music. The label “Not Ordinary Music” was later used by Sadra to name his program, held every two months at the Art House of Surakarta Cultural Park (TBS) in Surakarta or Solo. “This program is not to show off. Not Ordinary Music is [held] to provide room for those who are interested in exploring music,” Sadra said on the verandah of the Art House.Not Ordinary Music is a forum designed for musicians who want to present their works that don’t fit into the category of mainstream music. Musicians are free to present their creative music. Some of them use paint cans, mineral water bottles and coins to ...