Kombo Konzert in Nusasonic Yogyakarta. Photo: Swandi Ranadila
Sa, 02/02/2019, 19:00 Uhr
Konzert / Improvisation

CTM 2019: Kombo mit Bhakti Prasetyo, Cheryl Ong, Kok Siew-Wai, Rully Shabara, Yuen Chee Wai und weitere

Konzert im Rahmen des CTM 2019 Festivals – Persistence

Kombo is a DIY platform that aims to facilitate and develop Indonesia’s improv music scene while researching and testing alternative sonic and compositional methods. It also aims to expose artists and audiences to new perspectives on how to appreciate these methods. The initiative was started in 2014 by vocalist Rully Shabara, and Satya Prapanca, with local musicians being invited to play spontaneous music together with at least one invited guest musician who happened to be visiting the city of Yogyakarta at the time. Artists were invited regardless of their musical scenes or genres, or what instruments or tools they used in their practice.

Kombo has since continued gathering in different situations and constellations, and has further participated in several local performance events, and offered workshops. For its iteration at CTM Festival, Rully Shabara is joined by experimental electronics artist Bhakti Prasetyo, percussionist Cheryl Ong, experimental vocalist Kok Siew-Wai, experimentalist Yuen Chee Wai, and other musicians.

The concert takes place as part of CTM Festival, which celebrates 20 years in 2019! Through a series of concerts, club nights, an exhibition, talks, and other formats presented from 25.1.–3.2.2019 at various Berlin venues, CTM 2019 invites both longtime and new artistic collaborators and partners to collectively consider the struggles that come with balancing continuity and changeability. In this spirit, this edition's theme of Persistence examines the aesthetic and societal potentials and pains of perseverance, and of its opposite – the transient and the provisional. It’s not only a fitting allegory for our 20th birthday, but also describes an attempt to consider what is worth being persistent about, and how.


Bhakti Prasetyo, Elektronik
Cheryl Ong, Schlagzeug
Kok Siew-Wai, Stimme
Rully Shabara, Stimme
Yuen Chee Wai, Elektronik


  • Dauer: 02:00h
  • HAU2
  • Hallesches Ufer 32, Berlin