Nursalim Yadi Anugerah


In his work, the composer Nursalim Yadi Anugerah (1991, Pontianak) takes inspiration from the cosmology, sonology and culture of indigenous people from West Kalimantan (Borneo). He is a composer and multi-instrumentalist from the city of Pontianak and is known for his original way of approaching instrumentation and composition. As an ethno-musicologist, he worked extensively with traditional musicians from Kalimantan with the goal of preserving their music and re-interpreting it through new compositions. For three years, he led the Balaan Tumaan Ensemble, an ensemble from Pontianak and research institute for traditional music from Kalimantan. In 2017, he received a grant from the Kelola Foundation Indonesia for his chamber opera work. In March 2018, he was awarded a commission for a new composition from orkest de ereprijs during the International Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn. He made the opera HNNUNG, based on the Takna’ Lawe’, and wrote the music for the project REWILD, about deforestation in Kalimantan. He also composed part of the music for The Planet - A Lament by Garin Nugroho, which can be seen at the Holland Festival as well this year.