Friendship Day – Establishing Circles of Trust

Friendship Day – Establishing Circles of Trust

What is friendship day to you? Here is a personal reflection on friendship from a friend who spent lockdown on a remote tropical island ...
Senyawa – Lurking Beyond the Shadows, Beneath the Depths, and into other Dimensions

Senyawa – Lurking Beyond the Shadows, Beneath the Depths, and into other Dimensions

Senyawa are not a household name by any means, although over the past decade, they have been making a significant impact both in their native Indonesia, and also across the world amongst ...
Rhythm Salad Music Clinic [Picture]

Rhythm Salad Music Clinic [Picture]

Rhythm Salad League is one of Sacred Bridge's capacity building programs designed to increase the abilities, insights, and independence of musicians and actors within musical circles ...
Namarina Youth Dance “SoulSphere of Jakarta”: The 360° Art performance

Namarina Youth Dance “SoulSphere of Jakarta”: The 360° Art performance

Since joining Sacred Bridge I have ​experienced ​a lot ​within the arts and for around one year I have been learning about the ​various ​art forms that can represent the 21​st​ century ...
NYD at the Museum: SoulSphere of Jakarta [Picture]

NYD at the Museum: SoulSphere of Jakarta [Picture]

[Jakarta, LTTW] Namarina Youth Dance (NYD) at the Museum: SoulSphere of Jakarta was a unique dance performance reflecting the behavior of the people of Jakarta. Much like a time machine, NYD invited ...
MUSIC: REVISITED

MUSIC: REVISITED

In 2018, our sister web, Vox de Cultura, had an opportunity to interview a young experimental composer, turntablist, and electronic music artist who has been responding to her surroundings, may it be ...
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 ...
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." ...
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 ...
Persistence in Diversity

Persistence in Diversity

[Jakarta, LTTW] On April 22, 2018, Namarina Youth Dance (NYD), Indonesia’s semi-professional dance company held a dance performance with the theme Dancing for the Future at Goethe Haus, a German cultural center located ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Yazeed Djamin

Remembering Yazeed Djamin

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