Yoga Nugraha Usmad

Yoga Nugraha Usmad is a Yogyakarta-based sound artist and electronic musician originally from Wonosobo, Central Java. Interested in the concepts of interaction, improvisation and communication, he creates works that aim to establish a dialogue between software synthesizers and field recordings, commenting on contemporary social and environmental issues in Indonesia. Yoga is half of the ambient duo Dissonant and frequently works with Flying Balloons Puppet, a puppeteering and music ensemble based in Bantul which has produced over ten original and collaborative productions. His work has been presented at numerous festivals, art spaces and music venues in Indonesia, Malaysia and Germany.