A Musical Journey of Dave Scanlon

A Musical Journey of Dave Scanlon

Although it doesn’t relate to number of age, the word “exploration” is closely associated to young people; be it in the arts or other scenes. Talking about youth, LTTW recently had an ...
The Enigma of Burning Yourself Alive

The Enigma of Burning Yourself Alive

In Ben Arous, Tunisia, Tarek-el Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi stood in front of the local governor’s office after a policewoman confiscated his fruit cart and also gave him a beating. What came next ...
Obituary, Tim Rollins

Obituary, Tim Rollins

[Jakarta, LTTW]“…They all hated school but they loved art, so I went through art to make them love knowledge…” That was what Tim Rollins told Artspace when they asked him about his ...
teamLab, 21st Century "Cave Painters"

teamLab, 21st Century “Cave Painters”

[Jakarta, LTTW] There’s an online discussion going on at Listen to the World about environmental deterioration caused by human behavior and how we should respond. If we look upon what we’ve been ...
Engineers Could Learn a lot from Dance When Designing Urban Transport

Engineers Could Learn a lot from Dance When Designing Urban Transport

Dance and engineering – at first glance they don’t look like they have anything in common. But if one digs under the layers, there are plenty of similarities, more than what we ...
Recycling Air Pollution to Make Art

Recycling Air Pollution to Make Art

Startup’s system captures particle matter from diesel exhaust and turns it into inks and paints.On a break from his studies in the MIT Media Lab, Anirudh Sharma SM ’14 traveled home to ...
Sword to the Stomach: Seppuku and the Case of Altruistic Suicide

Sword to the Stomach: Seppuku and the Case of Altruistic Suicide

If you ever watched a samurai film , you probably would have seen harakiri - a suicide act by thrusting a dagger or short sword to oneself for the purpose of retaining ...
Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

The World’s First Fully Oil-Painted Film[Jakarta, LTTW] “We cannot speak other than by our paintings” is a sentence from the last letter written by Vincent Van Gogh himself, which later inspired painter ...
Transcendental Evening with the Art Ensemble of Chicago

Transcendental Evening with the Art Ensemble of Chicago

On Monday the 16th of October, a rather breezy autumn night in east London, the Art Ensemble of Chicago (AEC) transforms Café OTO into a spiritual space, where the world’s sounds meet ...
In Search of a Meaningful Life

In Search of a Meaningful Life

Popular MIT anthropology course offers contemplation and dialogue on life's big questions.“Many of us at MIT have these deep, late-night conversations about the grander purpose of our existences,” says Choudhury, a senior ...
Akram Khan’s Giselle

Akram Khan’s Giselle

Bridging Two Different Centuries in a Refreshing WayAkram Khan’s Giselle returns to Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London on 20 – 23 September 2017 after its successful performances last year. Performed by English National ...
The Freedom of Taking Your Own Life

The Freedom of Taking Your Own Life

Suicide stories surround me everywhere – my colleague, two sisters in Bandung, a broken hearted man who filmed it live, a local social media celebrity, to international artists that surprises the whole ...
Obituary, One of The Pioneers of Sound Sampling in Rock Music, Holger Czukay

Obituary, One of The Pioneers of Sound Sampling in Rock Music, Holger Czukay

September 5, 2017, Co-founder and bassist of German Rock band Can, Holger Czukay passed away at the age of 79 and left us an abundance of legacies. He died eight months after ...
Sacred Bridge @ Gedung Bina Taman

The Sacred Bridge

In this Newsletter, I argue that the insistence on viewing Indonesia primarily as a religious place has actually marginalized moderatism and silenced secular voices. By detailing an event hosted recently by the ...
Zap Mama

Zap Mama, Movement by a Woman (and an Unreleased Single!)

Music act of artist Marie Daulne "People recognize a soul, not a genre, and there is a longer life for that type of composition." ...
Larry Coryell

Farewell to A Dear Friend… Larry Coryell

[Jakarta, LTTW] One of the pioneers of Jazz Fusion, Larry Coryell, died on Sunday, Feb 19th, 2017 in New York from heart failure. He was 73 years old. Coryell had been in ...
Jean Jacques Perrey

Obituary: Jean Jacques Perrey

Jean Jacques Perrey died in Lausanne because of Lung Cancer. (USA, The AV Club, The Guardian) Jean Jacques Perrey famously known by his invention on electronic music. His instruments are mainly a ...
isao tomita

Isao Tomita, a Japanese Pioneer of Electronic Music, Died at 84

[Jakarta, LttW] Japanese pioneer of electronic music Isao Tomita has died of heart failure last Thursday (May 5th) at Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital, at the age of 84. A private funeral on ...
Jeff Mills

Jeff Mills; Detroit, Dream, and Persistence

[Jakarta, LTTW] The majority of urban youngsters have a big interest in night-life clubbing and willing to spend their time and money on partying on weekend. Sing and dance to the electronic ...
To Artist Andrea Buttner, Poverty Is “Good”; To Me, I Don’t Really Care Much About It

To Artist Andrea Buttner, Poverty Is “Good”; To Me, I Don’t Really Care Much About It

by Bhima Aryateja [THE IRISH TIMES, LTTW, DUBLIN] Poverty is often related to all things negative. To some extent, poverty can even lead to crimes, violence, drug abuse, etc.; although in reality, ...
Lou Reed

Obituary, Lou Reed

(NEW YORK, CNN, BLUEFAT, LTTW) Lou Reed, who brought rock and roll into theretofore unexplored experiential realms with a literary and unabashedly adult voice as the vocalist and guitarist for the Velvet ...
I Nyoman Astita

I Nyoman Astita, Progressing Bali

Scholar/forerunner in Balinese contemporary performing arts “Now, be it new music, or it may be called urban music as well, it is no longer relevant to me, as long as they are ...
On Zen Ceremony

The 5th On Zen Ceremony at Daitokuji Temple, Kyoto, Japan

[Kyoto, LTTW] On June 1, 2011, the sacred Dragon Hall of the Daitokuji Temple was once again used for a special ceremony after hundreds of years. For five years, the On Zen ...
Harmonium in the Western World

Harmonium in the Western World

The creation of a musical instrument is usually based on the limits of ability, on the presence of response towards a certain technological challenge upon a particular society’s culture and era, or ...
Stomu Yamash'ta

Stomu Yamash’ta, The Man from the East

World renowned Percussionist/Zen Music Originator “I must first thank all the musicians who were unknown, never had even the slightest taste of fame and fortune, and still committed to music until they ...
Bambu Wukir

Bambu Wukir

Lessons in Music and Courage from the Streets by Aryo Adhianto & Agung Waskito Some time ago, on a noon quite brightly lit by Jakarta’s sun, we had a chance to chat ...
Glen Velez

Glen Velez, Bang the Frame Drum

Frame Drum Maestro/Educator “I incorporate teaching into my creative process. Only when I feel that I am learning does my teaching feel successful.” ...
Yazeed Djamin

Remembering Yazeed Djamin

Composer/Indonesian renowned musical figure “To learn classical music, you have to study in school, no way around it…” ...