Festival Musik dalam Layar (On-Screen Music Festival), from Jay Afrisando, was a virtual music festival featuring Indonesian musicians, in partnership with several Indonesia-based initiatives aiding musicians and artists financially affected by the pandemic. Festival Musik dalam Layar showcased twelve performers, composed of Indonesian musicians and sound artists who were selected from an open call held in late July 2020. The festival presented musicians who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, giving them a chance to present artistic work and get fairly compensated for their participation. All information about the virtual festival, including a link to the live streamed videos, can be found here. FSN’s Nyokabi Kariuki also interviewed Jay discussing the Festival Musik dalam Layar for our Medium page, which can be found here.
Jay Afrisando is an Indonesian composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist. Trained in jazz and improvised music since 2008, he has performed with Jen Shyu (United States), Cedric Hanriot (France), Gamin (South Korea), 숨[su:m] (South Korea), Djaduk Ferianto (Indonesia), the late Slamet Gundono (Indonesia), and Otomo Yoshihide (Japan), to name a few. Some of his compositions have been performed in Amsterdam, Seoul, New York, and New South Wales. Jay has produced two albums with his project Jay & Gatra Wardaya, in which he composed and performed his style of “poetry music.”