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Addie MS: Appreciating the nature

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, December 11 2011   /  01:23 pm

Conductor and composer Addie MS of Twilight Orchestra recently launched a book Simfoni Untuk Negeri (Symphony for the Country), a collaborative work with Magenta Orchestra music director Andi Rianto.
JP/Indah SetiawatiAddie lives his life with music. But he has two other things to share:

Being trapped in a traffic jam traumatizes me. That is why I only spend two or three days a week at most traveling around the capital. I squeeze all my appointments and meetings into those days because once I get out of my house in Pondok Labu, South Jakarta, there is no way to escape the congestion.

I spend my other days working at home. I am a workaholic. I cannot stay still. The only time I do nothing is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. That is my precious time and I will not sacrifice it for work.

I will spend that time with a Cuban cigar, a cappuccino, an iPod and the sky. I only smo...