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GF, 7 Ltl. Miller St
Brunswick East,
VIC 3057 AUS

Opening Hours

Wed–Fri 12–5pm
Sat 12–4pm



ANTARMUKA, San Sonic Travellers Performance

Dates: Tuesday 4 June, 7:30-9pm

Opening Performance:
Tuesday 4 June, 7.30pm sharp
Brunswick Mechanics Institute
270 Sydney Rd
Brunswick VIC 3056

Featuring ANTARMUKA and special guests San.

7:15PM: Doors open
7:30PM: Performance by San
8:15PM: Performance by ANTARMUKA
9:00PM: Event concludes

Entrance is free but please RSVP here.
Presented by Bus Projects and supported by Next Wave.

With thanks to Tim Denshire-Key
Design by Kristine Tan
Sonic Travellers seeks to discover shared connections between sonic pasts and presents, exploring regional affinities between Australia and Southeast Asia.

In their Australian debut, Rosemainy Buang and Syafiq Halid of ANTARMUKA (Singapura) feature Nusantara instruments in a new sound installation composed of deconstructed gamelan and Malay percussive elements, electronic sounds and vocal experimentation. Naarm-based composer James Howard (Jaadwa) builds a space of sanctuary, inviting listeners to drift through spiralling time-streams by way of language, electronic tones, and echoed histories. A new video work by Victoria Pham and James Nguyen (Việt Nam / Warrane / Naarm) meditates on the sacred Moon of Pejeng in Bali, the largest single-cast drum from the Bronze age that still remains in-situ, and is part of a longstanding regional sound practice and research on the Đông Sơn drum.

Curated by Gillian Daniel and Kristine Tan (proto projects), Sonic Travellers considers more expansive possibilities for the reclamation of cultural heritage through time, space and form.

ANTARMUKA’s image courtesy of ANTARMUKA
San’s image courtesy of Tristan Davies
Design by Kristine Tan

ANTARMUKA is helmed by Syafiq Halid and Rosemainy Buang. Formed in Singapura on the foundation of a decade-long friendship, ANTARMUKA experiments with finding the balance between analogue sensibilities and the digital world, with influences from the Nusantara region. Audiences can expect darker shades of Malay rhythms and Indonesian gamelan elements with electronic sounds, beats, and voice experimentations. In 2022, the duo released their first single KRANK, with a debut performance at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. ANTARMUKA was also featured in Nusasonic Ho Chi Minh City, an initiative of the Goethe-Institute. In 2023, ANTARMUKA performed at Singapore Night Festival 2023 and Theatre Works, Singapore. In 2024, they collaborated with Azrin Abdullah, Singapore’s finest Oud player, in the Light to Night Festival at National Gallery Singapore.

San is a Naarm-based quartet originally from the shores of Singapore. Inspired by shoegaze, postrock and doom and influenced by the underground scenes of Southeast Asia from the 1990s and beyond, San explores the transportive possibilities of sound through swirling atmospheres, dreamy melodies and jarring walls of noise.

proto projects is a curatorial collective consisting of Kristine Tan and Gillian Danielwho work across Singapore, London and Australia. They are interested in questions of decolonisation, diaspora and cultural affinity and are looking for ways to mine the past to think about the future.