Sonic Travellers: Opening Performance

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Sonic Travellers: Opening Performance

Sonic Travellers is an exhibition at Bus Projects that seeks to discover shared connections between sonic pasts and presents, exploring regional affinities between Australia and Southeast Asia. Curated by Gillian Daniel and Kristine Tan (proto projects), Sonic Travellers considers more expansive possibilities for the reclamation of cultural heritage through time, space and form.

As part of the exhibition opening, ANTARMUKA and special guests San will be performing at Brunswick Mechanics Institute.

Entrance is free but please RSVP via Eventbrite.
Presented by Bus Projects and supported by Next Wave.

ANTARMUKA is helmed by Syafiq Halid and Rosemainy Buang. Formed in Singapura on the foundation of a decade-long friendship, ANTARMUKA experiments with finding the balance between analogue sensibilities and the digital world, with influences from the Nusantara region. Audiences can expect darker shades of Malay rhythms and Indonesian gamelan elements with electronic sounds, beats, and voice experimentations. In 2022, the duo released their first single KRANK, with a debut performance at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. ANTARMUKA was also featured in Nusasonic Ho Chi Minh City, an initiative of the Goethe-Institute. In 2023, ANTARMUKA performed at Singapore Night Festival 2023 and Theatre Works, Singapore. In 2024, they collaborated with Azrin Abdullah, Singapore’s finest Oud player, in the Light to Night Festival at National Gallery Singapore.

San is a Naarm-based quartet originally from the shores of Singapore. Inspired by shoegaze, postrock and doom and influenced by the underground scenes of Southeast Asia from the 1990s and beyond, San explores the transportive possibilities of sound through swirling atmospheres, dreamy melodies and jarring walls of noise.