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Obituary: Down-to-earth composer I Wayan Sadra dies at 57

  • Blontank Poer

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 15 2011   /  09:00 am

JP/Blontank PoerJazz musician Dwiki Dharmawan asked music extraordinaire I Wayan Sadra if they could collaborate in mid-December 2009 after a rendezvous at a jazz festival in Yogyakarta.

Both musicians had only been given one the chance to meet and practice at Sadra’s work studio in Surakarta before performing.

“I wish we had been given more time to practice, I can’t imagine what the result would have been. Pak Sadra is an incredible musician. His mastery of all music instruments and his improvisation skills have shown his flexibility as a jazz musician,” Dwiki said of his senior after they performed in Bali.

Dwiki had only mentioned to Sadra that he wanted a strong Javanese music arrangement and entrusted his request to the man and his ensemble, Sonoseni Ensambel.

The result was amazing. The music received tremendous applause from the audience, with D...