Jay Afrisando Presents ‘Gendhing Cosmic’ at The 2019 Linux Audio Conference

2015 Fellow Jay Afrisando presented his new sound installation, ‘Gendhing Cosmic’, at the 2019 Linux Audio Conference at Stanford University. The work, which was played through 56 speakers and 8 subwoofers, was electronically generated using SuperCollider, the open platform for audio synthesis and algorithmic composition.

‘Gendhing Cosmic’ reimagines how pakem- the principal guidelines derived and practiced in Javanese gamelan musical tradition- are ripped from traditional instruments, thereby scattering their original identity and creating a new one.

The piece was originally exhibited at the 2018 Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival and the 2018 West Bank Arts Quarter Festival in Minneapolis.


Watch a video of the installation below.