Following on with our series of notable performances from the Rewire 2021 - online edition is Indonesian duo Raja Kirik. Watch their full performance below.
Raja Kirik is the project of composer, DJ/producer and digital artist Yennu Ariendra and Johanes “Mo’ong” Santoso Pribadi, an experimental music composer and instrument builder, both hailing from Indonesia. Transposing Jaranan Buto folklore and the myth of the King Menak Jinggo (the Dog King) into present day, Raja Kirik explore music and dance as a vehicle for protest. Their performance for the online edition, recorded in Indonesia, sees the duo embrace the experimental spirit of the festival, with sinister, psychedelic electronics complemented by the other-worldly sounds of custom instruments.