Philemon Mukarno is one of the most original 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.
‘very strong sense of esthetics and individual style’
Philemon is a composer of contemporary music. As someone who was born in Indonesia and studied western music and has a music career in the west, made Philemon as a unique composer in contemporary music. He has found his own musical language, as he claimed, Meaning and Form is to be the primary basis in its composition. Philemon’s works include a variety of media: electronic music, electro acoustic music, gamelan music, ensemble etc. An incredible composer!
‘An incredible composer!’
A sound experience for voice and (electro) acoustics A production for voice and electroacoustics performed by vocalist Janneke van der Putten(NL) with compositions by Werner Durand(DE), Chrs Galarreta (PE) and Philemon Mukarno(NL/ID). Interface-dress designed by Jesse Howard (US) & Arden Rzewnicki (US)
Janneke van der Putten with the Voice-Skin [6 tracks wearable sound device].
Surat-Surat Perang  for voice and voice skin with 6 tracks electronics
Duration: 20 min
Composed on request of and dedicated to Janneke van der Putten
With the financial support by the Performing Arts Fund NL
2 track version of the electronics of Surat-Surat Perang