Courtesy of Gabber Modus Operandi. Photo Oktavian Adhiek Putra.
Close Courtesy of Gabber Modus Operandi. Photo Oktavian Adhiek Putra.
Concert
17 juin

Gabber Modus Operandi ft. Wahono x Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe + Model Home, Uwalmassa

Program
— 9:00 p.m.
Door opening
— 9:30 p.m 
Uwalmassa 
— 10:15 p.m
Model Home 
— 11:00 p.m
Gabber Modus Operandi ft. Wahono x Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe 

Concert in the Foyer, standing.
Local, artisanal and organic bar run by the Motel during the evening.

From 13 June to 17 June, a series of concerts will be held outside the exhibition, in the Foyer and Auditorium of the Bourse de Commerce, across three evenings pulsing with a spiritual, eternal, and frenetic sense of trance and questioning our notions of time and space. 

For the third evening, the Bourse de Commerce and the Ugandan festival Nyege Nyege propose a live show of the ultra-rapid, intense sounds of the Indonesian duo Gabber Modus Operandi ft. Wahono and Ugandan ensemble Nakibembe Xylophone, performed only once before, in January 2020 at the legendary club Berghain. Together, they plunge listeners into a hypnotic, polyphonic whirlwind that transcends time and space.
 
The evening starts with Indonesian band Uwalmassa, followed by a live performance by American duo DIY Model Home with textured noises and broken-down voices.

Gabber Modus Operandi
Genre-blending Indonesian duo Gabber Modus Operandi, founded by Kasimyn and  Ican Harem, was born of a passion for rapid, intense sounds. They represent the convergence of the Indonesian rave scene and age-old, local musical traditions. They fuse noise and gabber, the Dutch hardcore musical style from the 1990s, with Indonesian sounds such as the  gamelan, a  traditional instrumental ensemble, and jathilan, a hypnotic trance in which spirits lead the body as it dances. Gabber Modus Operandi has released two  albums, PUXXXIMAXXX in 2018 on the label Yes No Wave, and HOXXXYA in 2019 on the Shanghai label SVBKVLT.

 

Photo by Stephane Charpentier Courtesy of Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe
Close Photo by Stephane Charpentier Courtesy of Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe

Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe 
Ugandan ensemble Nakibembe Xylophone is one of the last groups to play the embaire, a large wooden xylophone played simultaneously by eight musicians who together weave short, polyrhythmic phrases, constructing cascading rhythms that flow like waves of grooves, and singing – in chorus or as a call-and-response – to create their ecstatic music. Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe performed in the Auditorium at the Bourse de Commerce in November 2021. 

Wahono
Wahono is an artist from Jakarta, Indonesia, whose practice involves physical and nonphysical audiovisual forms. He is the founder and creative director of DIVISI62, a sound and visual arts label that explores identity issues, Indonesian history and the cross-pollination of world heritage. He actively performs and produces music with the group Uwalmassa.

Model Home
Model Home is an American experimental hip-hop duo founded by rapper NappyNappa and producer Pat Cain. They are often joined on their albums by other musicians. The duo’s raw improvisations and NapyNappa’s over-processed vocals merge with fissured elements of electronica and crackling beatboxes that echo the legends of the pre-rap underground. 

Uwalmassa
Uwalmassa is the name with which DIVISI62, an arts and music collective from Jakarta, performs and produces music. The trio consists of Harsya Wahono, Randy Pradipta, and Pujangga Rahseta. Together they combine electronica with traditional sounds to play more and lesser-known compositions for the Javanese ensemble known as  gamelan. In 2022, they released the album Malar, on which gamelan motifs and tonalities were blended with techno and industrial. Throughout its tracks, Uwalmassa guides listeners through a sacred ritual of raw and nervous sound.

In collaboration with Nyege Nyege.  
Founded in 2013 by Arlen Dilsizian and Derek Debru, Nyege Nyege is primarily a night club in Kampala that was created to provide DJs, musicians, and artists from across East Africa with a space to take risks and experiment with a wide range of sounds. It is a place to meet and hear music, to share ideas and form friendships.