Radio Isolasido is a temporary radio program initiated by Wok The Rock and developed with Gatot Danar Sulistiyanto as a part of the main exhibition of the Jogja Biennale 2021.




The first episode of RADIO ISOLASIDO featured a cooking tutorial from Lembata, East Nusa Tenggara, percussion music by Tony Maryana, song Mandolin by OM Tawangalun in Using language, electronic music by Gatot Danar Sulistiyono, Kabau by Nursalim Yadi Anugerah, Gaut by Fauxe, Panyuwunan prayer song from an art project Shradda, ambience music by Yudane, sound of the extinct bird Cratoavis Cearensis, first series of narrative music by Jack Body, poetry Aku by Chairil Anwar in LGBTQI+ language, poetry by Handoyo Purwowijoyo, audio clip from Natasha Gabriella Tontey’s video works about communication between stones in Minahasa tradition, a South African folk tale about the creation of the Earth, an artificial intelligence vocal work entitled Kiko, and some sound designs by Bona Zustama. Radio Isolasido theme song composed by Asep Nayak from Wamena, Papua.


By using the art of sound as a social tool, Radio Isolasido invites listeners to unravel isolated things so as to foster acoustic phenomena and a comprehensive understanding through the ensembles of narrative and non-narrative sound artefacts in popular, experimental and multilingual artistic articulation.

Radio Isolasido reflects on the self-isolation situation as a moment to reflect on complex issues. Wok The Rock believes that listening activities may be a solution to problems in a society that is clamoring with arguments. Radio Isolasido is offering deep listening to invite listeners to listen more.

Wok The Rock is an artist, whose practice spans from fine art, design, and music, always keen in experimenting with cross-disciplinary collective work as well as contemporary cultural interventions using a curatorial aesthetic and a speculative approach.

Gatot Danar Sulistiyanto, born May 10, 1980 in Magelang, is a music composer, sound engineer, and the artistic director of the October Meeting Music Festival. He studied Musicology at ISI Yogyakarta and has worked on several music studies related to culture-technology.