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.




Episode 3 featured WS Rendra's speech read by the late Gunawan Maryanto accompanied by percussion by Ramberto Agozhali, the poem Tragedi Winka dan Sihka by Sutardji Calzoum Bachri in LGBTQI+ slangs, the sounds of the the extinct Huia bird from New Zealand and endangered Rangkong bird from Kalimantan, music from kinetic instruments by Julian Abraham, the song Panglima Prang by Nyawoung Aceh, artificial intelligence music from Raung Jagat Synthetic, podcast clip from Mumtaz Chopan's Chronic Waiting project about the experience of an Afghan refugee living in Indonesia, folklore songs from the Inuit tribe, Canada, Hmong tribe singing from Vietnamese and gong music from Chamasac, Laos, Magadhir song by Moses Bandwidth, third series of narrative music by Jack Body, song A Wonga Dance Song by Ryuichi Sakamoto, and some 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.