On the opening weekend of NGV Triennial, Indonesian experimental duo Bottlesmoker perform on the deck of the 2017 NGV Architecture Commission Garden Wall.
Bottlesmoker is a music project by Anggung Suherman (Angkuy) and Ryan Nobie Adzani, from Bandung, Indonesia. Since 2005, this duo has been working on experimental music in the area of electronic pop – indietronic instrumental.
Bottlesmoker’s experimental approach has led them to adapt the way in which Indonesian traditional instruments are played, such as the musical beat of ‘kendang’ to the rhythm repetition of ‘tarawangsa’. Bottlesmoker are inspired by their environment and surroundings and their music is a personal, intimate sanctuary, closely connected with harmony in nature.