Artist-in-Residence Program has been a part of Purnati since 2000, the first year of its existence. We invite individual artists of all disciplines to stimulate exchange of ideas and to inspire collaborative projects between artists and arts of Indonesia and the world.

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PALLE WINDFELDT AND SILLE GRØNBERG, artists-in-residence from Denmark

Our project was to create, compose and record a CD with sounds, music and atmosphere of Bali in a mix with our own music.
Being artists-in-residence at Purnati was the most inspiring beginning for the project, as the spirit of the place and the environment invited us to go deeper into the early process of making music. Everywhere we experienced beautiful spaces and open-minded people, and all of the Purnati staff was very kind and happy to help connect us with the right local musicians. Being able to wake up early morning and be in a paradise, surrounded by butterflies and birds singing, were simply the best gift creative artists can receive. The Balinese ways of making art and performance is quite different from our ideas and that in itself was continually inspiring.
Other very fruitful meetings were with the other artists who stayed at Punati. We spent long hours in conversations about philosophy, art and networking. In a very concrete way we met Jan Tyniec, who will now make the photographs and cover art for our new CD. While back in our Copenhagen studio we will finalize our recordings and hope to release our CD next year.
We are certain to return, sooner or later, to Purnati and to Bali.

January-February 2008

Palle Windfeldt and Sille Grønberg
Jalan Gunung Abang. Br. Penataran. Negara Batuan. Sukawati. Gianyar. Bali. Indonesia. Phone +62.361.294590 Fax + 62.361.294591
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