Philemon Mukarno is one of the most original Dutch composers of the young generation. His work is utterly uncompromising and characterized by a very strong sense of esthetics and individual style. His music is immediately recognizable, and no matter if he writes for traditional instruments or highly unusual setups, acoustic or electronic, and no matter if the composition is highly complex and virtuosic or carried by great simplicity, Philemon manages to convey a high level of excitement and a monolithic aura at all times. I have worked with Philemon and have heard a great many of his works in concert, and I have never been disappointed.
‘very strong sense of esthetics and individual style’
Philemon Mukarno has established himself as a renowned composer in contemporary music. Hailing from Indonesia, he possesses a unique perspective on Western music that is reflected in his works. His compositions are grounded in Meaning and Form, allowing him to craft a distinct musical language that distinguishes him as a talented artist. Mr. Philemon’s expansive portfolio includes various forms of electronic music, electro-acoustic music, gamelan music, ensemble, symphony, multimedia, and music for dance, film, and theatre. His accomplishments in the industry attest to his remarkable skill and artistry, making him one of the most celebrated composers in contemporary music.