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 5 features a short story 'Pohon Beringin Deng Pohon Cendana' by a student from Mollo, East Nusa Tenggara Aldino Sesfaot taken from the book Nunuh Haumeni published by Lakoat Kujawas, Wukir Suryadi's new work ‘Menolak Tunduk’, song Panyuwunan from the Shradda art project rearranged in Samawa language with West Nusa Tenggara gong music, song Hindi Namin Kayo Titigilan from Barangsay Pesante Combo, music from the Far East Studio from Ternate, musical compositions by Gatot Danar Sulistyanto, Jack Body, poetry by Handoyo Purwowijoyo, artificial intelligence music from Raung Jagat Synthetic, Ribu-Ribu by Yulidar, Sum Bot, and Mahidin from Jambi, some sound designs and field recordings by Bona Zustama and Vandy Rizaldi. Radio Isolasido's theme music was composed by Asep Nayak, a Wisisi music producer from Wamena, Papua.

Artwork by Galih Johar.


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.