During 2016 I was living in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, which became the beginning of new collaborations, experiences and projects.

Some of it can be seen here:

Avantguitar is a collaboration between experimental guitarists across the world. Through preparations, extended techniques, electronics and a free-spirited approach to guitar playing; the vision is to push existing boundaries of how one traditionally experiences the guitar.

Presenting artists from around the world, who in their own unique and personal way, “hack” the guitar with the aim of creating genre-defying music and sonics as yet unheard of, while traversing effortlessly between composed and improvised pieces, clean and distorted tones, and minimalistic and majestic concepts.

Avantguitar was founded by
Ikbal S Lubys
Emil Palme
Dharma Shan
Wukir Suryadi
Rully Shabara Herman
Taus Bregnhøj-Olesen
Asger Thomsen
Andi Meinl VII

– 2016

Go to www.facebook.com/Avantguitar/ for more info

Collaboration with the amazing experimental Indonesian guitarist and instrument inventor Ikbal Lubys.

IKBAL * EMIL – Kretek (Tilis record) on cassette tape.

Collaboration with the young talented traditional flute player Kiat Istiqamah.

EMIL * KIAT – Gelombang (Tilis record) on cassette tape.

Gaung Jagat Ensembles (By Rully Shabara)
Conducted noise ensemble leaded by Rully Shabara from Senyawa

Full album for free at http://www.rullyshabara.id/gaung-jagat
Gaung Jagat Ensembles – Studio Sessions 2016, digital

Village Performance
Chentini Gunung Festival 2016
Mantran Wetan – Magelang – Indonesia

Putut Prabu – flute
Ikbal Lubys – Guitar /driver
Emil Palme – Guitar

Yogya Noise Bombing Festival 2017