Born in Makassar in 1988, Patrick Gunawan Hartono is an Indonesian electroacoustic composer and audiovisual artist. He earned a BMus in Composition (Cum laude) from Rotterdam Conservatory with Minor Study at The Institute of Sonology, an MMus in Sonic Arts from the University of London, Goldsmiths, and a Live Electronic Course from IRCAM, Paris. In 2017 he won the ICMA audience award for his generative audiovisual piece Matrix Studies, the 1st Prize for WOCMAT 2019 International Electroacoustic Music Young Composer Award, and Prix CIME (residency) 2021 for his audiovisual composition ‘Parakletos.’ Patrick’s art and musical interest use technology and scientific approaches as creative tools.

He is also interested in 3-D sound spatialization, analog/digital synthesis, psychoacoustic also visual music. Most of his works use the sound of Indonesian traditional music instruments, computer-generated sound/images, and field recordings; transformed, rearranged, and modulated by mathematical rules, real-time interaction, and controlled random operations.

Patrick resides in Melbourne, Australia, to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Melbourne, where he is actively involved in national/international computer music communities.

In this episode on Extended Asia Vol. 3, “Discovery,” They have a work entitled Bacöt in collaboration with Random Brothers. Bacöt was born in resentment towards Man’s false promises and empty commitments and through anger and desperation. These collaborations created this piece to symbolize our collective anxiety about being trapped in such an unfair and unjust society.


Image by Patrick Hartono

This work is part of “Islandwide Coverage,” a multi-site, multi-author project by AWKNDAFFR is an artistic operation situated at the intersection of art, theory, and praxis by Wayne Lim and Soh Kay Min.

Part of “Natasha,” Singapore Biennale [SB2022]—across a network of sites, including the Singapore Art Museum [SAM] at Tanjong Pagar Distripark. It will take place from 16 October 2022 to 19 March 2023.