Jogja Noise Bombing (JNB) is an open community for Noise artists around Yogyakarta, Indonesia JNB organizes performances, exhibitions and workshops for noise and experimental music JNB has an annual Noise festival titled “JNB Fest” that gathers Experimental Noise musicians around the world every January This book will provide an overview of the community and interview some JNB members regarding the collective. It will also have a DVD documentary, audio compilation & digital interview compilation.
“We are Sean Stellfox and Martinus Indra Hermawan (Indra Menus). We both are part of Jogja Noise Bombing (JNB) community, an open community for Noise artist around Yogyakarta. JNB created the term Noise Bombing which means to set up an impromptu Noise show in public area, while using public electricity. The Noise bombing concept can be described as part Occupy, part Punk and part of D.I.Y synth culture. We play anywhere such as parks, inside a tong stand (motorcycle walk of death, while the motorcycles are running above us) etc.
JNB organizes performances, exhibitions and workshops for noise and experimental music. JNB has an annual Noise festival titled JNB Fest that gather Experimental Noise musicians around the world every January.
JNB is international and was invited to play in some festivals including Holland Fest in Amsterdam (2017), Nusasonic: Crossing Aural Geographies 2018 in Indonesia, and many international tours. Some of the members have been invited to Asian Meeting Festival 2015 & 2016 in Japan, A Melting Pot Project 2017 in Seoul, WSK Festival 2017 in Manila.
JNB also gets attention from media including The Wire (December 2015 edition) and Noisey (Vice). The Rolling Stone Indonesia wrote a special report about JNB fest 2016 while Vice Indonesia also made several interviews with JNB crew for a special report of JNB Fest 2017. A book about JNB titled Indo Visions has been written by Robert Jelinek of Der Konterfei & Subetage Records from Vienna. A television program from Finland, Sound Tracker, with host Sami Yaffa (bassist of New York’s Dolls, Hanoi Rock, Murphy’s Law) has record an interview and jamming session with JNB.
With these activities and achievement, Sean Stellfox came with an idea of writing a book about Jogja Noise Bombing. He ask Indra Menus as one of the first wave member of JNB to contribute in the making of the book. The book will have all of the JNB’s members, past and present also some of the festival’s performers that will be interviewed regarding the collective. The book also has a DVD documentary directed by Hilman Fathoni, audio compilation & digital interview compilation.”