Image credit: Ria Soemardjo. Photograph by Max Milne.

Ria Soemardjo


Ria Soemardjo is a Melbourne based musician with a passion for collaborating with artists across diverse range of genres and artforms. Born in Melbourne, her distinct, haunting vocals and instrumental compositions reflect her Australian/Indonesian cultural heritage.  Over the last 10 years, Ria has created and performed music for a wide range of independent contemporary dance, theatre and mixed media projects in Australia and Asia.  Her recent projects reflect her interest in engaging audiences in powerful contemporary performance/rituals, often in response to a specific site.