Message from a Medicine Man

Message from a Medicine Man

5 August 2016
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Japanese sound designer, explorer, and music director Yasuhiro Morinaga conjures up a sacred space with music, spoken word, and mesmerizing ambient lights, inspired by the traditional and contemporary music including the soundscape of Indonesia.

At times otherworldly, at times explosive, Message from a Medicine Man weaves field recordings with atmospheric effects, electronic music, vocals, string and piano instrumentation, and experimental techniques of musical composition using recorded sounds as raw material.

Founder and artistic director of music label and sound production company CONCRETE, Morinaga records ritual spaces and practices, religious chants, as well as natural environments around the world. This collaborative multimedia project between him and artists from Indonesia and Singapore features Indonesian hip hop and rap pioneer Marzuki Mohamad (aka Kill the DJ) from Jogja HipHop Foundation, keroncong singer Endah Laras, voices from the late Indonesian puppet master Slamet Gundono, and Singapore multidisciplinary artist Rizman Putra.