Inspired by the cosmology, ‘sonology’, and culture of indigenous people from West Kalimantan (Borneo), Nursalim Yadi Anugerah is a Pontianak-based composer and multi-instrumentalist, well known for his peculiar approach to instrumentation and composition.

As a composer and DIY ethnomusicologist, Nursalim has collaborated extensively with indigenous musicians to preserve and reinterpret their music through new compositions. He has also served for six years (since 2014) as the artistic director and co-founder for the Balaan Tumaan (@balaantumaan ) , a Pontianak-based creative lab and performing group inspired by traditional Kalimantan music/arts.

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