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 second episode of RADIO ISOLASIDO featured a cooking tutorial from Tidore, Maluku, music from the imaginary group Obeng Ungu & Jalan Buntu with Group Uang Wayang of Palembang, the second series of narrative music by Jack Body, a poem ‘Peringatan’ by Javanese political poet Widji Thukul in LGBTQI+ slangs, the sound of the endangered birds Rangkong from Kalimantan, Sundanese song Tjangkurileung rearranged by White Shoes & The Couples Company, an artificial intelligence music by Raung Jagat Synthetic, poetry by Handoyo Purwowijoyo, song Perpetual Dream by Gatot Danar Sulistiyanto, an excerpts from a book about Lekra by Hersri Setiawan sung by Agen OH, song Wanang Ba by the Papuan band Mambesak, performed by Black Paradise, folklore songs from the Inuit, Canada, Khawagaka song by ZOO, and several sound designs by Bona Zustama. Radio Isolasido's theme music was composed by Asep Nayak, a musician 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.