Brisik (Bristol Indonesian Acoustic).
“BRISIK“, which literally means “noisy”, is a Bristol-based minimalist band founded by Ekky Imanjaya (guitar/backing vocal), Putu Suwarta (bass), and Mey Manalu (vocal) early this year.
Their main occupation in Bristol are student studying different field of education. When we asked them to peel away from books and libraries to give us a helping hand, they give us an exceptionally cool and groovy band.
We are especially honour to have them in our Festival playing music. Their music mainly plays folk songs and old school pop Indonesian songs. Some of the songs they will sing at the event are Marilah Kemari (Titiek Puspa), Surat Cintaku (Vina Panduwinata), and Yamko Rambe Yamko (Papuas)
About the members:
Ekky Imanjaya (42) is currently a PhD student in Film Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich. He moved to Bristol in September 2015. He is also a lecturer at Film Department, Bina Nusantara University , Jakarta. He was born in Jakarta from mixed-race parents (Javanese, Bugis, Lampung).
Favorite musician: Iwan Fals, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, Coldplay, Efek Rumah Kaca, Payung Teduh.
Putu Suwarta (34) is a Yogyakarta-born Balinese. He is a researcher at University of Bristol, focusing on Mechanics of Composite. He got his bachelor degree from University of Gadjah Mada and his master degree from Chalmers University of Technology.
Favorite musician: Gigi, PAS, Dewa, Tohpati, Barry Likumahuwa, Budhy Haryono, Seringai
Mey Manalu (32) is originally from Tarutung, North Tapanuli. She is currently a master student at International Development, University of Bristol (2015). Her dissertation is about corruption in Indonesia. She graduated from English Department at Universiy of Sumatera Utara (Medan).
Favorite musician : Vina Panduwinata, Ruth Sahanaya, Amy Grant, Chrisye, Harvey Malaiholo