Weekly Podcast Porous Borders Features The Observatory [Singapore]

Dharma (The Observatory) and Wukir Suryadi (Senyawa) interviewed on the latest episode of Porous Borders podcast.

This week’s episode of the Porous Borders podcast features a conversation with Dharma (guitarist of legendary Singapore art-rock band The Observatory) and Wukir Suryadi (instrument builder and one half of Senyawa), recorded last December during a studio session for an upcoming collaborative release and before their December 2019 Malaysian tour.

Dharma discusses his long career in Singapore’s music independent music scene, playing with Keiji Haino at the last Playfreely festival, and his unique approach to playing the guitar. Meanwhile, Suryadi talks about his recent move to the mountains in Central Java, his newest instrument build, and how his new music deals with his fears about the future.

Porous Borders is a weekly podcast that provides long-form interviews with people active in experimental music in the Asia-Pacific region. Since its launch in November 2019, the podcast has already released eleven episodes with artists such as My Disco, Senyawa, Tralala Blip, The Observatory, Will Guthrie, and Jogja Noise Bombing. New episodes are added every Tuesday. Hosted by Australian musician Andrew Hartwig (Anquan, Leavings), Porous Borders features conversations with artists about their practice, their musical and cultural backgrounds, and the underground music scenes of the cities they inhabit. Porous Borders can be found on the podcast’s website, YouTube, the Apple Podcasts directory (Overcast, Pocket Casts, etc), Spotify, and Google Podcasts.


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