Nursalim Yadi Anugerah

OneBeat 2018 Fellow

Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist

Pontianak, Indonesia

Inspired by the cosmology, sonology, and culture of indigenous people from West Kalimantan (Borneo), Nursalim Yadi Anugerah is a Pontianak-based composer and multi-instrumentalist, well known for his peculiar approach to instrumentation and composition. As a composer and DIY ethnomusicologist, Nursalim has collaborated extensively with indigenous musicians to preserve and reinterpret their music through new compositions. He has also served for three years as the music director for the Balaan Tumaan Ensemble, a Pontianak-based creative lab and performing group inspired by traditional Kalimantan music. His chamber opera works received a Kelola Foundation Indonesia “Innovative Work” grant in 2017. On March 2018, he was honored with a first prize commission from Orkest de Ereprijs at International Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.