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.
Janette Hoe, Ria Soemardjo, Mindy Meng Wang, Takashi Takiguchi
Agak-Agak is a playful reminisce on Ria, Mindy and my relationship with our grandmothers and the collective, fragmented details of our memories.
I was drawn to record a song that leaves the listener into a space of calm and reflection, and a spark of hopefulness.
Ria Soemardjo, (Jon)Pongjit Saphakhun, Ron Reeves , Max Milne
In ‘Sanctuary’ we are creating a contemporary performance ritual centered around an old tree next to the Merri Creek, sharing our unique creative process in a short video.
Wed 2 Dec 2020 - Thu 28 Jan 2021
As with most arts offerings in 2020, Mapping Melbourne has had to reimagine itself in the context of COVID-19, adapting to new and ever changing conditions for public events.
Sun 12 Jul 2020 - Mon 16 Nov 2020
Presenting 44 artworks by Victorian culturally diverse artists and artists of colour who have taken part in Shelter 2020.