“IMAG[IN]ING MUSICAL INDONESIA” at the Weltkulturen Museum till November 15
The Weltkulturen Museum is delighted to invite you and your friends to the opening of the exhibition “IMAG[IN]ING MUSICAL INDONESIA”.
The opening will be on Tuesday, 29th September at 7pm in the Green Room of the Weltkulturen Labor. Four members of the Indonesian Gamelan orchestra “Wacana Budaya” from Höchst provide musical accompaniment for the evening.
Paying homage to Indonesia as the guest of honour at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, the Weltkulturen Museum’s exhibition in the Green Room, “IMAG[IN]ING MUSICAL INDONESIA”, traces the history of the diverse and contrasting musical landscape in Indonesia with examples of instruments, dance and performance.
With 17,058 Indonesian islands it's truly difficult to gain an overall impression of its music. In the past, European and Islamic influences, as well as regional re-interpretations and re-contextualizations of classical Indonesian instruments, have all contributed to the emergence of many new and diverse genres of Indonesian music. The exhibition addresses this complex topic by sampling various sources, such as photographies, films, literature and selected objects. The Weltkulturen Museum’s extensive collection of historical images provides visual inspiration for this journey.
A studio equipped with Indonesian literature, films, an audio point and instruments invites visitors for hands-on experiences.
Green Room, Weltkulturen Labor
Schaumainkai 37, 60594 Frankfurt
Tues – Sun, 11am – 6pm, Wed, 11am – 8pm