Menggelanggang is an artist residency, contemporary composition, music technology, performance and education project taking place during July/August 2010 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The project is a collaboration between Melbourne-based composer and sound artist Tristan Coleman and Art Music Today, Yogyakarta’s leading new music and composition collective.
In Bahasa Indonesia, menggelanggang is a term referring to the creation or arrangement of a circular performance space, be it an arena, a public forum, a pit or a ring. This concept is not only the inspiration for a surround-sound music project with contemporary composers from Indonesia, but also refers to the process itself; a process of collaboration, education and exchange in which an ongoing dialogue can be established between Australian and Indonesian musicians.
Menggelanggang is supported by the Commonwealth of Australia through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.