An interview with JoAnn Falletta: the explorer

I guess the fear for me is that there’ll be some great composers who I will never have found! Hailed as a “leading force for the music of our time”, for her work as a conductor, communicator, recording artist, audience builder, champion of American composers and distinguished musical citizen, JoAnn Falletta serves as Music Director…

Rumah Tusuk Sate Beraura Perlawanan

Sebagai seorang pengamat sastra ala-ala, saya senang sekali ketika diminta Joss Wibisono untuk tandem dengan Lea Pamungkas jadi pewawancara pada acara peluncuran dua novelnya, ‘Rumah Tusuk Sate di Amsterdam Selatan’ & ‘Nai Kai’ di Amsterdam. Kumpulan cerita Rumah Tusuk Sate di Amsterdam berawal dari keinginan Joss untuk memberi ‘panggung’ pada sejarah perlawanan pemuda Indonesia melawan…

storytelling done right: Apple

Apple has been successful in building a powerful connection with its customers by communicating messages about their products through stories.

Instabilitas Toleransi: Indonesia

This article is part of Transposing Emblem: Instability Exhibition held in The Deep End, 1080 Wyckoff Avenue, Queens, NY  In mid-2016 a riot in the North Sumatra province of Indonesia saw several Buddhist temples set on fire. The riot was provoked by a hoax disseminated through social media. Someone began spreading lies that a Buddhist…

22 rules of storytelling from Pixar

Pixar story artist Emma Coats has tweeted a series of of rules of storytelling so you can learn how to tell a story the Pixar way: #1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. #2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to…

An Interview with Mari Kodama

Momo made her recordings, I made mine. Until something very special came up: a good friend of ours came with Arensky’s arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s ballets. He said it was special because this music by Arensky had never been published or made available, thus had never been recorded. primephonic had the pleasure of interviewing Mari Kodama,…