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Free 8 Track Insitu Recordings Compilation

NEWS

recent activities and releases
2017/09/10 : Recording Session with I Putu Gede Sukaryana and I Made Aristanaya at ISI Denpasar
2017/08/27 : Recording Session with Komunitas Seni Sana Sini in Desa Pergung, Negara
2017/08/13 : Recording Session with Ceraken in Batuyang
2017/06/29 : One-month residency begins at Global Forest in Sankt Georgen, Germany
2017/06/23 : Insitu Sessions Volume 4 now available (Explorasi)
2017/05/16 : Electronics Session with I Made Subandi (Ceraken)
2017/05/14 : Recording Session with I Made Subandi (Desa Batuyangi)
2017/05/04 : Kijang Trans Am now available (Explorasi)
2017/04/30 : Fifth Insitu Session (Sanggar Kembang Ceraki)
2017/04/28 : Recording Session with Lintang (Pande Sida Karya)
2017/03/20 : Sanggar Kembang Ceraki performance at Tuck & Trap
2017/03/19 : Recording Session with Gamelan Pesel
2017/03/04 : Insitu Sessions Volume 3 now available (Explorasi)
2017/02/12 : Fourth Insitu Session (Tanah Lot)
2017/07/01 : Insitu Selections 2 now available (Insitu recordings)
2017/07/01 : Insitu Selections 1 now available (Explorasi)
2017/07/01 : Insitu Sessions Volume 2 now available (Explorasi)
2017/01/01 : Nong Cret now available (Insitu Recordings)
2016/12/19 : Insitu Selections 1 & 2 cassette duplication at Bali Record
2016/12/11 : Third Insitu Session (Batuan Resto)
2016/11/20 : Insitu Sessions 3 location and date announced: Dec. 11th at Batuan Resto, Desa Sukawati, Kab. Gianyar
2016/10/21 : Insitu Sessions Volume 1 now available on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and more...
2016/10/08 : Bibit Vol. 1 & 2 and Suara Semara now available on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and more...
2016/09/27 : Insitu Recordings Launch!
2016/09/21 : Insitu Sessions Volume 1 Promo uploaded
2016/09/19 : Gambang Sraya now available (Insitu Recordings)
2016/09/08 : Recording session in Desa Munduk with I Made Terip and Sanggar Tripittaka
2016/09/02 : Second Insitu Session photos uploaded
2016/09/01 : Insitu Sessions Volume 1 videos ready for streaming (Explorasi)
2016/09/01 : Bibit Volume 2 now available (Insitu Recordings)
2016/09/01 : Bibit Volume 1 now available (Insitu Recordings)
2016/09/01 : Suara Semara now available (Insitu Recordings)
2016/09/01 : Insitu Sessions Volume 1 now available (Explorasi)
2016/09/01 : First Insitu Session photos uploaded
2016/08/28 : Second Insitu Session (SMKI)
2016/08/24 : Kijang Trans Am recording session in Desa Tunjuk
2016/06/07 : First Insitu Session (Pande Sida Karya)
coming soon
Free SMK 3 Sukawati Compilation
I Made Subandi - Solo Improvised Gender
Sarati Svara - Salu Ening (selonding)
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INSITU SESSIONS

Insitu Sessions are recording events involving a diverse group of artists participating in a 12+ hour marathon recording session in a unique location. We aim to organize at least one Insitu Session every three months. Audio and video recordings of the events are released on our Explorasi imprint.
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I Wayan Angga Mahardika (Angga)

Angga
I Wayan Angga Mahardika, or just Angga to those who know him well, was born in Denpasar on December 29th 1995. His interest in gamelan emerged in elementary school when he started playing rindik. A few years later he joined a Baleganjur group at his local banjar. In 2007 he participated in his first Baleganjur competition at the Bali Arts Festival (PKB). He is currently a student at ISI Denpasar.
Participation Insitu Sessions 3 (composer)
Location Br. Abiannangka Kelod Kesiman, Denpasar, Bali
Phone +62 89 668 652 726
Email angga.mahardika55@yahoo.co.id

I Wayan Ari Widyantara (Arik Pejeng)

Arik
Arik's primary focus may be gamelan, but his interest in music goes far beyond it. He is a graduate of the high school of performing arts SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR) and is currently enrolled at ISI Denpsasar. People often ask him what is gained from pursuing a musical life, and although he thinks this is an irrelevant question, to those that ask he would like to answer:

"We receive much pleasure from our passions when they are undertaken with sincerity. Even when the fruits of our work are not pleasant to others, or when the process has failed to be appreciated by those that do not recognize the challenges, if our passions are undertaken with sincerity they will be useful not only for ourselves, but also for those around us."

Participation Insitu Sessions 1 (composer and performer) Insitu Sessions 4 (performer)
Location Br. Gepokan, Desa Pejeng Kelod, Kec. Tampaksiring, Kab. Gianyar, Bali
Phone +62 87 862 307 019
Email arikwidyantara15@gmail.com

I Wayan Arik Wirawan (Arik)

Arik
Arik is the eldest son of I Ketut Arka and Ni Nyoman Wiriyatini. He was born in Denpasar on the 11th of April 1991. He became interested in gamelan at age 6, when he began playing kendang at karnaval events. His interest in gamelan was strongly supported by his family and the local community and as a result eventually blossomed into more than a mere hobby. Both his curiosity for the arts and a desire to contribute more to the community triggered a deeper and more focused study at ISI Denpsasar, from which he holds an S1 and S2. Arik is also the creator of a unqiue diatonic iron gamelan called Gamelan Pesel.
Participation Insitu Sessions 1 and 3 (composer)
Location Br. Kehen, Desa Kesiman, Kec. Denpasar Timur, Kota Denpasar, Bali
Phone +62 81 916 160 022
Email arikwirawan45@yahoo.com

I Putu Arya Deva Suryanegara (Arya)

Arya
Arya was born in Denpasar on December 17th 1996. His passion for gamelan blossomed when he had the opportunity to play kendang in preparation for a kendang tunggal (solo drumming) competition. He graduated from the high school of performing arts SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR) in 2011 and enrolled at ISI Denpsasar in 2014. At ISI he has participated in various events and competitions at the provincial and national level, including the National Students Art Competition and the yearly Bali Arts Festival (PKB). In addition to performing, he is frequently invited to create new compositions. He is a deligent and dedicated student with an insatiable thirst for new musical experiences.
Participation Insitu Sessions 1 and 4 (composer) Insitu Sessions 5 (performer)
Location Br. Jambe, Desa Kerobokan, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kab. Badung, Bali
Phone +62 87 860 510 033
Email aryaa@insiturec.com

I Putu Gede Sukaryana (Balot)

Balot
I Putu Gede Sukaryana, better known as Balot, began to take gamelan seriously at the age of 15. Early in life he couldn't imagine being a professional musician but this changed when he enrolled at the well-known high school of performing arts SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR). After graduation he continued his studies at ISI Denpsasar where he first became aware that a career as a full-time musician might be possible. Today, he struggles to separate music from other aspects of his life, as it consumes most of his professional and personal activities. To other aspiring gamelan musicians he offers this advice: "As artists we need to remain open in our thinking. Gamelan is just one of a thousand other musics, and if music is so broad then we must be open to all of it or we will fail to recognize this for ourselves."
Participation Insitu Sessions 1 (composer and performer) Insitu Sessions 5 (performer)
Location Br. Batugaing Kaja, Desa Beraban, Kec. Kediri, Kab. Tananan, Bali
Phone +62 81 805 560 592
Email balot@insiturec.com
Links
Soundcloud  

I Wayan Situbanda (Banda)

Banda
I Wayan Situbanda (Banda), born on February 24th 1996, is the first child of I Wayan Sugin and Ni Wayan Artawati. He began studying gamelan with his father at age 5 and when he was old enough enrolled at the high school of performing arts SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR). While at KOKAR he studied with I Made Subandi (Subandi) and met I Putu Sukaryana (Balot), the people he credits with making the most significant contributions to his knowledge of music. They also introduced him to many friends and collaborators from abroad and this sparked a desire to begin studying Western music. He is currently enrolled at ISI Denpsasar
Participation Insitu Sessions 1 and 4 (composer and performer)
Location Br. , Desa Tampaksiring, Kec. Tampaksiring, Kab. Gianyar, Bali
Phone +62 81 916 233 533
Email situbandawayan96@gmail.com

I Putu Suwarsa (Bayem)

Bayem
I Putu Suwarsa, better known as Bayem, was born on the 7th of November 1994. He began playing gamelan at an early age and holds an S1 from ISI Denpsasar. He remains hopeful that Balinese society will continue to care for the arts and believes they will remain sustainable only through a combination of reconstruction, preservation, and development.
Participation Insitu Sessions 2 (composer and performer)
Location Br. Palak, Desa Sukawati, Kec. Gianyar, Bali
Phone +62 85 738 023 969

I Kadek Tunas Sanjaya (Emon)

Emon
I Kadek Tunas Sanjaya, or Emon, was born on the 9th of December 1998. His is a talented musician and aspiring composer. He recently graduated from the high school of performing arts SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR) and is currently studing music at ISI Denpsasar.
Participation Insitu Sessions 1 (performer) Insitu Sessions 2 (composer and performer)
Location Br. Palak, Desa Sukawati, Kec. Gianyar, Bali
Phone +62 85 739 357 566
Email emon.ajuz@yahoo.com

Evan O'Donnell (Evan)

Evan
Evan O'Donnell is an American composer and guitarist raised playing classic rock and R&B in the basements and brownstones of Brooklyn, NY. He started his first band at the age of 8 and has been performing regularly ever since. His group, The Brooklyn What, has performed hundreds of shows in the NYC area and across the USA, self-releasing 2 full length albums and 4 EPs along the way. In the recent past O'Donnell has also released 3 solo records, experimenting with lo-fi guitar and electronics, noise, instrumental gamelan-rock and power-pop songwriting. He has been playing Balinese gamelan for several years, as a member of NY's Gamelan Dharmaswara, and recently completed a one year intensive study of gamelan in Bali. His first set of compositions for gamelan, Kijang Trans Am, applies his decades of Rock&Roll in American basements to Gong Kebyar in pursuit of a new hybrid.
Participation Insitu Sessions 1 and 2 (composer and performer)
Location Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Phone +62 82 213 163 481
Email evanonyc@gmail.com
Links
Soundcloud Bandcamp

I Gede Putu Gita Kumara Putra (Gestok)

Gestok
I Gede Putu Putra Gita Kumara, A.K.A. Gestok, began playing gamelan in elementary school. The instrument, a bamboo tingklik. His first experience composing involved creating accompaniment for the Barong Bangkung children’s dance, and by the age of 15 he had started composing for the Baleganjur ensemble. As a student at Hindu University of Indonesia, he has chosen to focus his studies on music. His compositions include BaliCongJava and Prawira Jayaning Mangupraja.
Participation Insitu Sessions 4 (composer)
Lokasi Banjar Gerokgak Gede, Desa Delod Peken, Kecamatan Tabanan, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali
Telepon +62 85 738 296 722
Email gita_gestoek@yahoo.com

Ida Bagus Hery Yoga Permadi (Gus Hery)

Gus Hery
Ida Bagus Hery Yoga Permadi, A.K.A Gus Hery, started playing Balinese gamelan at the age of 10 when he joined a Baleganjur ensemble at school. After more than 9 years wrestling with the arts he decided to study music formally at Hindu University of Indonesia. There his curiosity for the arts grew significantly as did his passion for gamelan. His works for gamelan include Water way, Pranajiwa, as well as various works for Baleganjur.
Participation Insitu Sessions 4 (composer and performer)
Lokasi Banjar Kedua, Desa Baha, Kecamatan Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Telepon +62 85 638 545 43
Email idabagusheryyoga@gmail.com

I Putu Suta Muliartawan (Jo)

Jo
I Putu Suta Muliartawan, A.K.A Jo was born in the village of Kerambitan, Kab. Tabanan on March 10th 1993. He began to play gamelan at the age of 5 when he joined Sekaa Gong Putra Jaya. He participated in the children's Gong Kebyar competition at the Bali Arts Festival (PKB) in 2011 and the adult competitions of 2013 and 2014. He recently completed his S1 at ISI Denpsasar. His composition for the final exam was realized by transforming a Rubik's cube into a form of contemporary music using polyrhythms. The piece was performed on iron gender wayang with clothespins attached to each key in order to transform their timbre.
Participation Insitu Sessions 1 and 4 (composer)
Location Br. Tengah Kawan, Desa Kerambitan, Kec. Kerambitan, Kab. Tabanan, Bali
Phone +62 81 999 642 309
Email sutamuliartawan10@yahoo.co.id

Yan Priya Kumara Janardhana (Janu)

Janu
Janu's interest in gamelan emerged at age 3 when he began teaching himself traditional songs. By 17 he was already composing for the Bali Arts Festival (PKB) and at 20 he took his interest in gamelan to ISI Denpsasar. At ISI he had the opportunity to represent Bali at the Pekan Komponis Indonesia in 2013. His composition for the event, titled Simpang Siur was performed by a string quartet (rebab, mandolin, penting, and violin). In 2014 one of his works, which combined Semaradhana and a large choir, was performed at the Christmas Charity Concert in collaboration with the IMUTA (Indonesia Music Talent) Orchestra. Later that same year he created a work of minimalism for Gong Gede Saih Pitu and in 2015 a composition for several gamelan utilizing different tuning systems, called Camouflage.
Participation Insitu Sessions 1 and 5(composer)
Location Br. Dukuh , Desa Penebel, Kec. Penebel, Kab. Tabanan, Bali
Phone +62 857 3735 4383
Email janu@insiturec.com

Justin Ronald Devries (Justin)

Justin
Justin Devries is a musician, improvisor, and educator from Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver), Canada. His work is centred around exploring the intersection of percussion, electronics, improvisation and gamelan, among other things. He holds a BA in History from Simon Fraser University, and has been performing and teaching as a percussionist both locally in Vancouver and internationally since 2006. His current musical activities include New Music, Balinese Gamelan, Jazz and Rock. He is also an active member in the Vancouver-based Gamelan Bike Bike, a Balinese-inspired musical ensemble comprised of mostly home-made instruments.
Participation Insitu Sessions 3 (composer and performer)
Location Vancouver, Britich Columbia, Canadai
Phone 1-778-919-1110
Email justin@insiturec.com

I Nyomang Resa Angga Nurbawa (Mang Angga)

Mang Angga
I Nyoman Resa Angga Nurbawa (Mang Anga) was born May 31st 1996 in Desa Pujungan, Kec. Pupuan, Kab. Tabanan. His family has a long history with music and by age 5 he had joined a Gong Kebyar ensemble. Formal study of music began at the high school of performing arts SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR), where he made new friends, had new experiences, and became familiar with many kinds of Balinese gamelan. After graduating from SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR) he continued his education at ISI Denpasar, where he created works for Baleganjur. Between 2015 and 2016 he created 7 new works for the ensemble, one of which is entitled Karna Antaka.
Participation Insitu Sessions 3 (composer and performer) Insitu Sessions 4 (composer) Insitu Sessions 5 (performer)
Location Desa Pujungan, Kec. Pupuan, Kab. Tabanan, Bali
Phone +62 81 916 781 726
Email angganurbawa@gmail.com

I Nyoman Triana Putra (Mang Jaran)

Mang Jaran
I Nyoman Putra Triana, A.K.A Komang, was born in Denpasar on the 21st of September 1996. In the fifth grade of elementary school he became interested in both dance and gamelan. He is currently enrolled at ISI Denpasar.
Participation Insitu Sessions 3 (composer and performer)
Location Jl. Gunung Sanghyang Gang. Singasari No. 10 Banjar Minggir, Desa Padangsambian, Kec. Denpasar Barat, Kota Denpasar
Phone +62 85 792 718 177
Email trianaputra2109@gmail.com

I Komang Pasek Wijaya (Pasex)

Pasex
Pasex was born June 19th 1996 in the the village of Timuhum, Kab. Klungkung. At the age of 12 he developed an interest in gamelan and this eventually brought him to the high school of performing arts SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR). He is currently enrolled at ISI Denpsasar.
Participation Insitu Sessions 1 and 2 (composer)
Location Br. Kaleran, Desa Timuhum, Kec. Banjarankan, Kab. Klungkung, Bali
Phone +62 85 739 355 090
Email begaxpasek@gmail.com

I Putu Rudy Arthana (Rudy)

Rudy
Rudy Putu Artana (Rudy) was born in Denpasar on October 29th 1995. He has studied at SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR) and is currently a student at ISI Denpasar. He began learning gamelan in the 3rd grade. His parents had been encouraged to bring him to the local banjar to study gamelan. After practicing for some time he became a fan. In his second year at junior high school he represented Denpasar in a competition of traditional music, and after winning the competition, went to Surabaya to represent the province of Bali at FLS2N (National Students Art Competition Festival). Later, with other students at SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR) he represented the province of Bali at the same event (FLS2N), this time held in Medan. After returning from the trip he began to follow the traditional music contest carried out by KEMENPORA in Jakarta. Today he continues to concentrate his energy on gamelan music, both practically and theoretically.
Participation Insitu Sessions 3 (composer)
Location Jln. Hayam Wuruk Gg.15 no.4, Br. Bengkel, Denpasar, Bali
Phone +62 85 857 185 881
Email rudyartana95@yahoo.co.id

Sarah Lecompte-Bergeron (Sarah)

Sarah
Sarah Lecompte-Bergeron is a Montreal (Canada) based artist. They started playing the drum kit at the age of 6 and graduated from Cégep du Vieux-Montréal in classical percussion in 2014, under Jean-Guy Plante, timpanist in Orchestre Métropolitain. They are pursuing studies in musicology (ethno) at University of Montreal where they were introduced to electroacoustic composition and where they joined Giri Kedaton gamelan. They studied gamelan in Montreal under Eric Vandal and Pierre-Emmanuel Lévesque as well as in Bali at ISI Denpasar (2016-2017) and with I Gusti Nyoman Darta (Komin). Experience and studies in classical and latin percussion, Japanese taiko drumming, pipe band drumming, Javanese gamelan and metal drum kit influence their creations. They played notably with l’Orchestre de jeux video, The Black Watch of Canada and created for their own projects like Madmanmind. Other than music, they have also pursued professional activities and studies in visual arts and acting.
Participation Insitu Sessions 3 (performer) Insitu Sessions 4 (composer)
Location Nusa Indah, Denpasar / Montreal, Canada
Telepon +62 82 144 014 466
Email sarahlecomptebergeron@hotmail.com
Link
Bandcamp www.girikedaton.com

I Wayan Srutha Wiguna (Srutha)

Srutha
I Wayan Srutha Wiguna is the only child of I Ketut Suandita and Ni Wayan Widari. His interest in music emerged at age 7 when he began studying kecek. In 2010 he performed ugal in the Sekaa Gong Anak-Anak Competiion at the Bali Arts Festival (PKB).
Participation Insitu Sessions 2 (composer) Insitu Sessions 2 (performer)
Location Br, Kehen, Desa Kesiman, Kec. Denpasar Timur, Kota Denpasar, Bali
Phone +62 857 3819 0302
Email sruthawiguna21@gmail.com

I Made Subandi (Subandi)

Subandi
I Made Subandi is an internationally renowned musician and composer. He was born in the village of Batuyang on February 23rd 1966 and is the second child of Made Dig and Ni Wayan Saba (RIP). He started learning gamelan at an early age. After studying Geguntangan to accompany Janger for a competition he became interested in Gender Wayang. This led to lessons with his father, a renowned Gender Wayang master. Formal training began at the high school of performing arts SMKI (KOKAR) in 1984 and continued at STSI Denpasar (now ISI) in 1988. He is an active composer, frequently colloborating with local and international artists, and is currently director of the music department at SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR).
Participation Insitu Sessions 1 (improvisor/performer) Insitu Sessions 2 (composer)
Location Br. Buda Ireng, Desa Batuyang, Kec. Sukawati, Kab. Gianyar, Bali
Phone +62 81 338 732 198
Email subandi@insiturec.com

I Made Arsa Wijaya (Wawan)

Wawan
I Made Wijaya Arsa, or Wawan, was born in the village of Tegalcangkring on June 15th 1992. He is the second son of I Nyoman Gede Suarsa and Ni Made Widiani. His interest in gamelan emerged at the age of 5 and by age 9 he had already taken a serious interest in Baleganjur competitions. He has been following the Bali Arts Festival (PKB) closely since middle school (SMP). His interest in music was initially not supported by his parents, but thanks to encouragement from his teachers he was eventualy permitted to study at ISI Denpsasar.
Participation Insitu Sessions 1 and 3 (composer)
Location Br. Petapan Kelod, Desa Pergung, Kec. Mendoyo, Kab. Jembrana, Bali
Phone +62 81 936 123 892
Email arsaw92@gmail.com

I Putu Purwwangsa Nagara (Wawan)

Wawan
I Putu Purwwangsa Nagar, better known among friends as Wawan Bracuk, was born on August 14th 1998 in Banjar Tunjuk Kelod of Desa Tunjuk, Kab. Tabanan. He has been playing Gender Wayang since the age of 7 and was trained by his grandfather I Nyoman Sumandi, a versatile artist in Sanggar Seni Kembang Bali. In addition to informal study at home he also pursued his interest ingamelan at SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR). He is currently enrolled at ISI Denpsasar.
Participation Insitu Sessions 1 (performer) Insitu Sessions 2 and 4 (composer and performer)
Location Br. Tunjuk Kelod, Desa Tunjuk, Kec. Tabanan, Bali
Phone +62 85 792 604 685
Email wawanbracuk@yahoo.co.id

I Wayan Adi Darmawan (Yan Adi)

Yan Adi
Saya I Wayan Adi Darmawan (Yan Adi) is the first child of two brothers. He was born in Denpasar on November 14th in 1995. Gamelan entered his life early because his family has a strong background in the arts. This means its role as a hobby, a source of inspiration, as well as additional income is not new to him. He is currently a student in the faculty of Performing Arts at ISI Denpasar.
Participation Insitu Sessions 3 (composer)
Location Denpasar, Bali
Phone +62 89 633 162 162
Email adidarmawan1423@gmail.com

I Wayan Agus Budiarta Yasa (Yan Genyol)

Yan Genyol
I Wayan Agus Budiarta Yasa (Yan Genyol) was born in Gianyar on May 29th in 1996. He studied at SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR), graduating in 2014. In grade 10 he joined the percussion and dance studio Studio Gita Mahardika in Banjar Dauh labak, Desa Singakerta, Kec. Ubud. Soon after he also joined Sanggar Semeton Suling Nikamanu in Banjar Pengosekan, Desa Mas, Kec. Ubud, Gianyar. There he learned not only how to play the suling (flute), but also how to make one. Most of this knowledge was passed down from an artist and craftsmen by the name of I Wayan Karta (A.K.A. Cover), who is also the principle overseer of Sanggar Semeton Suling Nikamanu. Yan is currently a student at ISI Denpasar.
Participation Insitu Sessions 3 (composer)
Location Br. Demayu Batuh, Desa Singakerta, Kec. Ubud, Kab. Gianyar, Bali
Phone +62 87 861 910 772
Email budiarta178@gmail.com

I Made Yogi Antara (Yogik)

Yogik
I Made Yogi Antara, A.K.A. Ogik, was born in Denpasar on October 31st 1989. His introduction to the arts came in grade 2 of elementary school when he began to study dance. Later, in grade 4 he was introduced to gamelan music in his local banjar, where he studied with I Ketut Jika and I Made Sudarsana. After graduating from elementary school he began to study music formally. His contribution to the Insitu Recordings project is his first creative work for gamelan.
Participation Insitu Sessions 3 (composer)
Location Br. Abiankapas Kaja Desa Sumerta, Denpasar, Bali
Phone +62 81 337 013 437
Email yogimdr89@gmail.com

I Gede Yudi Dananjaya (Yudik Belaga)

Yudik
I Gede Yudi Dananjaya, A.K.A Yudik Belega, was born on the 6th of May 1993. He began playing music in his local banjar’s Sekaa Gamelan Gong. His passion for music has only intensified since then. It is now the primary focus of his life. He is an active contributor to the Pesta Kesenian Bali (annual arts festival), including both the children’s and adult competitions. He studied at SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR) and ISI Denpasar. His compositions for gamelan include Tabuh Lelambatan Jala Dara (GKA PKB 2014); Tabuh Kreasi Kembang Kumara (GKA PKB 2014); and Komposisi Kendang Krumpungan Rotasi (A Tribute to Kebyar 2014).
Participation Insitu Sessions 3 (composer)
Location Br. Abiankapas Kaja Desa Sumerta, Denpasar, Bali
Phone +62 822 4769 7786
Email yudidananjaya06@gmail.com

Zachary Hejny (Zach)

Zach
Zachary Hejny is a musician and composer from California specializing in unconventional tunings, rhythm, and noise. He has studied composition at the University of California Berkelee (BA) and ISI Denpsasar (M.Sn), and is currently working towards a doctorate in composition at the University of California Santa Cruz.
Participation Insitu Sessions 2 (composer)
Location San Fransisco, California, USA
Phone +62 81 936 123 892
Email zachary.hejny@gmail.com
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ongoing projects
Ongoing projects are works in progress cultivated in our Insitu Sessions. Tracks are released individually as they are recorded. Once the entire work is completed they are released together as a full-length album or EP. Support the artist's effort by purchasing tracks as they become available. The cost of tracks purchased individually can later be applied to the cost of the completed work. Contact us for details.
Anomali
Anomali

New works for pencon by I Putu Gede Sukaryana (Balot).

Inspired by the success of Anomali (Selendro) Balot is in the process of creating a series of similary concieved pieces. He has also invited creators of similar works to contribute to the project. Works by I Wayan Situbanda (Banda) will be added soon.

Selendro is available
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Selendro (Anomali) Explorasi Pencon (Balot)
X Reong Bentuk X (Balot)
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C Explorasi Pencon (Balot)
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Selendro (Anomali) Explorasi Pencon
Tak Sependek Pikiranmu
Tak Sependek Pikiranmu

New short works for gamelan by Yan Priya Kumara Janardhana (Janu)

The product of the local music scene, where loyalties led to a paradoxical situation...

"You assumed art was a competition and were only interested in how it contributed to your image. I was there when you needed me, even after sabotage ensued. If you continue down this path your breath will not be longer than the duration of this work, which is not as short as you think."
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Tak Sependek Pikiranmu Explorasi Musik Pendek
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Gamelan Pesel
Gamelan Pesel

New works for Gamelan Pesel by I Wayan Arik Wirawan (Arik)

Gamelan Pesel was created in April 2013 and inspired by Arik's encounter with the diatonic scale, present in electronic music production software that he uses, and experience with two Balinese gamelan ensembles, Semar Pegulingan and Selonding. The name Pesel is in fact derived from combining Peg-ulingan and Sel-onding. In Balinese Pesel means "put together" and Arik points out that an ensemble has the capacity to unite both the people who play and those that listen.
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Manggurin Explorasi Gamelan Besi
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Maju Mundur Explorasi Gamelan Besi
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Skala
Skala

New works for Bungbung Gebyog by I Made Arsa Wijaya (Wawan)

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Skala Explorasi Bungbung Gebyog
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Skala #2 Explorasi Bungbung Gebyog
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sessions
Compliations of material recorded at our regular Insitu Sessions. Each volume is available in multiple formats (audio and video) and via download or streaming. DVDs will be available soon. Contact us or any of the participants for details.
Insitu Sessions Volume 1
Insitu Sessions Volume 1

Compilation of works performed at the June 7th 2016 Insitu Session at Pande Sida Karya in Desa Blahbatuh, Kab. Gianyar.

duration: 61 min. 04 sec.
format: .WAV .MP3 (audio) .MP4 (hd video)

2016
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Manggurin I Wayan Arik Wirawan
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Kau I Wayan Ari Widyantara
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Benih I Wayan Situbanda
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X I Putu Gede Sukaryana
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Lapas Anarki I Putu Arya Deva Surya Negara
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Skala I Made Arsa Wijaya
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Bunyi Manusia I Komang Pasek Wijaya
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Dependensi I Putu Suta Muliartawan
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Tak Sependek Pikiranmu Yan Priya Kumara Janardhana
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Supaya Lebih Cepat Evan O'Donnell
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Aum (Improvisation) I Made Subandi
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Promo Insitu Recordings
Credits Insitu Recordings
bonus tracks
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Promo (remix / smash up) Insitu Recordings
 
Credits (remix / smash up) Insitu Recordings
 
Insitu Sessions Volume 2
Insitu Sessions Volume 2

Compilation of works performed at the August 28th 2016 Insitu Session at SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR), Kab. Gianyar.

duration: 52 min. 04 sec.
format: .WAV .MP3 (audio) .MP4 (hd video)

2017
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Dwi Samatra Lingga I Made Subandi
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Wawu Uning I Wayan Srutha Wiguna
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Muka Kacau Evan O'Donnell
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Kurakurakurakuraan Zachary Hejny
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Resonator Manusia Komang Pasek Wijaya
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Bangsing I Kadek Tunas Sanjaya
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4 M I Putu Purwwangsa Nagara
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Konstelasi I Putu Suwarsa
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Insitu Sessions Volume 3
Insitu Sessions Volume 3

Compilation of works performed at the December 12th 2016 Insitu Session at Batuan Resto, Desa Batuan, Kab. Gianyar.

duration: 74 min. 55 sec.
format: .WAV .MP3 (audio) .MP4 (hd video)

2017
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Maju Mundur I Wayan Arik Wirawan
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Bebas Berpendapat I Wayan Adi Darmawan
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Abu Masuk Tanah (Heart's Contents) Justin Ronald Devries
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Gerhana I Wayan Angga Mahardika
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Awal Mulai I Made Yogi Antara
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Karna Antaka I Nyoman Resa Angga Nurbawa
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Skala #2 I Made Arsa Wijaya
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Ke “Dik” I Putu Rudy Arthana
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Sukasih I Nyoman Triana Putra
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Wed I Gede Yudi Dananjaya
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Bercengkrama I Wayan Agus Budiarta Yasa
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Insitu Sessions Volume 4
Insitu Sessions Volume 4

Compilation of works performed at the February 12th 2017 Insitu Session at Tanah Lot, Kec. Tabanan, Bali.

We are currently processing the recordings.

duration: 59 min. 19 sec.
format: .WAV .MP3 (audio) .MP4 (hd video)

2017
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Traffic Light I Wayan Situbanda
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Nafas Ida Bagus Hery Yoga Permadi
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Halusinasiku I Putu Suta Muliartawan
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Ujan Memedi I Putu Arya Deva Suryanegara
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Klausal Organis I Putu Purwwangsa Nagara
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Menjadi Satu Sarah Lecompte-Bergeron
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Rakêt I Gede Putu Gita Kumara Putra
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Metamorfosis I Nyoman Resa Angga Nurbawa
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completed projects
Full-length albums and EPs that contain tracks associated with our Insitu Sessions.
Kijang Trans Am
Kijang Trans Am

Kijang Trans Am is an experiment in applying the principles of the 3 minute rock song to Balinese music. I chose Gong Kebyar because of it's ubiquity and explosive energy, the closest equivalent to the American garage band in the world of gamelan. But although these 5 pieces contain moments of sheer bombast and vulgarity, this project is less about bravado, more about the inner colors of rock and kebyar: commonalities in riff, energy, structure and feeling. The question is, as in rock&roll, is it possible to concentrate the experiments and idioms of contemporary gamelan into short, accessible “nuggets” that still pack artistic punch, yet retain their integrity?

duration: 17 min. 09 sec.
format: .WAV .MP3 (audio)

2017
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Sayap Explorasi Kebyar Rock
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Muka Kacau Explorasi Kebyar Rock
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Jangan Kencing Disini Explorasi Kebyar Rock
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Kijang Trans Am Explorasi Kebyar Rock
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Lalu Lintas Explorasi Kebyar Rock
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selections
Limited physical releases on cassette. Made in Indonesia.
Insitu Selections 1
Insitu Selections 1

Limited release on cassette of selections from Insitu Sessions Volumes 1 & 2. Includes both complete digital releases [19 tracks] in .MP3 .WAV (audio) and .MP4 (HD Video) formats.

Cassette track list:

SIDE A 1. Manggurin 2. Lapas Anarki 3. Tak Sependek Pikiranmu 4. X 5. Dependensi

SIDE B 1. Bangsing 2. Wawu Uning 3. Konstelasi 4. Resonator Manusia

Made in Indonesia at Bali Record.
2017

INSITU RECORDINGS IMPRINT

Full-length Albums, EPs, and Singles not associated with our Insitu Sessions.
albums and eps
Bibit Volume 1
Bibit Volume 1

Compilation of works by I Made Subandi (Subandi) and his students at Sanggar Ceraken and SMK 3 Sukawati (KOKAR). Also includes the traditional piece Unduk.

duration: 77 min. 56 sec.
format: .WAV .MP3 (audio) .MP4 (hd video)

2016
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Embang Selonding/Reong
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Anomali (Selendro) Explorasi Reong
Susu Kembang 7 gongs
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Angka Luhung Selonding/Angklung
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Prikitiuw Gangsa Besi
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Unduk Traditional
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Wisnu Werdhi Semar Pegulingan/Gender Tari Kreasi
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Bibit Volume 2
Bibit Volume 2

New and traditional works for gender by I Made Subandi (Subandi)

duration: 46 min. 28 sec.
format: .WAV .MP3 (audio) .MP4 (hd video)

2016
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Aum Gender
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Bibit Gender
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Babuang Gender
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Macan Ngerem Gender
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Babuang Batel Gender Batel
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Macan Ngerem Batel Gender Batel
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Babuang Saih Buleleng Gender Saih Buleleng
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Macan Ngerem Saih Buleleng Gender Saih Buleleng
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Suara Semara
Suara Semara (EP)

Saron Luang Alit Semara Dahana of Jero Gede Petangan, Desa Ubung Kaja, Denpasar

duration: 46 min. 46 sec.
format: .WAV .MP3 (audio)

2016
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Rejang Siwa Tari
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Nila Pati Tabuh
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Puja Santi Tabuh
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Pendet Pamendakan Tari
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Gambang Sraya
Gambang Sraya

Gambang Sanggar Pulo Candani Wiswakarma of Desa Batubulan, Kab. Gianyar.

duration: 48 min. 49 sec.
format: .WAV .MP3 (audio) .MP4 (hd video)

2016
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Malat 1 Vocalist
Panji Marga 1 Vocalist
Manukaba Instrumental
Bangkung Arig Instrumental
Malat 3 Vocalists
Panji Marga 3 Vocalists
   
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Malat 1 Vocalist
Panji Marga 1 Vocalist
Manukaba Instrumental
Bangkung Arig Instrumental
Malat 3 Vocalists
Panji Marga 3 Vocalists
Nong Cret
Nong Cret

Gamelan Gumbyung of Sanggar Tripittaka in Desa Munduk, Kab. Buleleng.

duration: 54 min. 11 sec.
format: .WAV .MP3 (audio)

2016
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Nong Cret Gumbyung
Tangisan Jamianom Gumbyung
Gangsing Lenged Gumbyung
Delima Manis Gender
Sronca Gender
Rebong Gender
 
Cret Nong Cret Nong (Cicada)
Gambangs
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Nada Hidup
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Salu Ening includes five works from this collection performed by Desa Bebandem’s Sarati Svara (est. 2002) on instruments built by one of Karangasem’s most respected ironsmiths, I Wayan Widia. Also includes Tandavasandhi, a new work composed by I Wayan Pande Widiana that combines selonding with other instruments.

duration: 47 min. 09 sec.
format: .WAV .MP3 cassette (audio)

2017
Nada Hidup
Nada Hidup

Nada Hidup (Notes of Life) is the first full-length album featuring I Wayan Arik Wirawan (Arik) and his innovative Gamelan Pesel (est. 2016).

duration: 94 min. 23 sec.
format: .WAV .MP3 (audio)

2017
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Ayuning Gamelan Pesel
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Kerulut Gamelan Pesel
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Muda Langen Gamelan Pesel
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Lantur Gamelan Pesel
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Jangkep Gamelan Pesel
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Cakup Lima Gamelan Pesel
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Tabuh Petegak Bebarongan Uyang Uyang Bebarongan
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singles
Sekar Krobok
Sekar Krobok (single)

Composition by Zachary Hejny (Zach)

Performed by Naradha Gita Entertainment (#NAGi) of Desa Kerobokan, Kab. Badung.

format: .WAV .MP3 (audio)
2016
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Sekar Krobok Selonding/Reong/Gender/Jublag
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Sinrong
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Composition by I Putu Gede Sukaryana (Balot)

Performed by members of Sanggar Ceraken, Desa Batuyang, Kab. Gianyar.

Hati Samudra
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Composition by I Wayan Denny Saputra (Koko)

format: .WAV .MP3 (audio)

selections
Limited physical releases on cassette. Made in Indonesia.
Insitu Selections 1
Insitu Selections 2

Limited release on cassette of selections from Bibit Volumes 1 & 2. Includes both complete digital releases [15 tracks] in .MP3 .WAV (audio) and .MP4 (HD Video) formats.

Cassette track list:

SIDE A 1. Susu Kembang 2. Selendro (Anomali) 3. Wisnu Werdhi

SIDE B 1. Aum 2. Bibit 3. Babuang 4. Macan Ngerem 5. Babuang Batel 6. Babuan Saih Buleleng

Made in Indonesia at Bali Record.
2017

RESONANCE IMPRINT

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explorasi
Insitu Recordings

Insitu Sessions Volume 1
Insitu Recordings

Insitu Sessions Volume 2
Insitu Recordings

Insitu Sessions Volume 3
Insitu Recordings

Insitu Sessions Volume 4
Insitu Recordings

Kijang Trans Am
insitu recordings
Nada Hidup

Nada Hidup
Salu Ening

Salu Ening
Bibit Volume 1

Bibit Volume 1
Bibit Volume 2

Bibit Volume 2
Suara Semara

Suara Semara
Gambang Sraya

Gambang Sraya
Sekar Krobok

Sekar Krobok
Sekar Krobok

Nong Cret
cassettes
Insitu Selections 1

Insitu Selections 1
Insitu Selections 2

Insitu Selections 2
Salu Ening

Salu Ening

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Insitu Recordings

Record Label / Arts Collective


about us
Insitu Recordings is a record label/arts collective with releases distributed across two imprints. Our Insitu Recordings Imprint operates much like a conventional label while Explorasi is reserved for material associated with our regular Insitu Sessions.
label organization
Founders
Jonathan Adams (Jonathan)
I Putu Gede Sukaryana (Balot)

Volunteer / Director
Jonathan Adams (Jonathan)

Artistic Director
I Putu Gede Sukaryana (Balot)

Team Insitu Bali
Yan Priya Kumara Janardhana (Janu)
I Putu Arya Deva Suryanegara (Arya)

Crew
I Wayan Situbanda (Banda)
I Wayan Ari Widyantara (Arik Pejeng)
I Komang Winantara (Mang Win)
I Komang Pasek Wijaya (Pasex)

Insitu Sessions Coordinators to Date
I Putu Arya Deva Suryanegara (Arya)
I Komang Pasek Wijaya (Pasex)
I Wayan Arik Wirawan (Arik)

Distribution
Justin Devries (Justin) - North America (CA)
Laurent Bellemare (Laurent) - North America (CA)
Daniel Martin (Danny) - North America (US)
Tuck & Trap - Bali, Indonesia (Kerobokan)
Ganesha Books - Bali, Indonesia (Ubud / Sanur)

Honorary Adviser
I Made Subandi (Subandi)

towards transparency

Funds Distribution

Profits from the sale of recordings, both physical and digital, are shared with artists. Each artist also receives vouchers that can be used to promote their work and/or sold. Artists keep 100% of the profits earned from selling vouchers. In addition to this, everyone involved in the production of a work (composers, musicians and other ensemble benefactors) receives a digital copy of the recording and a voucher that can be redeemed for any other item in our digital catalog. Label profits are used to pay for digital distribution (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google, etc.), equipment, and other label expenses.

Insiturec Network

The Insitu Recordings project is a growing network of artists that aim to challenge aesthetic limits and boundaries. We do this by cultivating a space where artists can encounter new ideas, share both new and old works, and learn from one another.

By participating in label activities artists have the opportunity to develop the technical skillset required to create digital content. This includes recording, mixing, and mastering, as well as graphic design, photography, and video production. We are not yet experts, but we aim to be. You can expect the quality of our creative output and the technical skillset we rely on to get it to you to increase significantly with time.

support the project
The Insitu Recordings project is just getting started and by making a donataion you can be a part of it. Contibutions will be used to commission new works, provide free content, and explore new ways to share our music with you.
special thanks
Insitu Recordings owes special thanks to a few people whose support has made the project more rewarding and successful.
Giovanni Sciarrino (A.K.A. John Noise Manis) at Yantra Productions
I Made Subandi (Subandi)

Opening Music : Kau - I Wayan Ari Widyantara - Insitu Sessions Vol. 1


2017