VENUE: Yuotube Lve
on Wednesday 14 April 2021
Martinus Indra Hermawan a.k.a Indra Menus also known by his stage name, To Die. He sparked the project To Die in 1998 as an off-shoot band plays hardcore punk music in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. To Die later developed into a solo project.
Indra is also active in the independent music gig organizers, Kongsi Jahat Syndicate; band tour booking agency, YK Booking; General Manager of independent records label, Doggy House Records; and engaged in zine archives and exhibition, Jogjakarta Zine Attak!. Indra also working as a director in Jogja Records Store Club, a collective of records store and records label based in Yogyakarta. In 2009 he became one of the initiators of Jogja Noise Bombing, a collective focus on music and experimental noise in Yogyakarta which is known to organize an annual Noise festival called Jogja Noise Bombing Festival.
In 2015, after doing research for more than 5 years, he released a compilation of 123 Experimental Noise musicians from Indonesia that record their music between 1995 - 2015. Titled Pekak! Indonesian Noise 1995-2015: 20 Years of Experimental Music from Indonesia, the sampler cassette released on New Zealand based label, End Of The Alphabet Records. The DVD audio version released 2 years later through Berlin based Syrphe, also available online: https://syrphe.bandcamp.com/album/pekak-indonesian-noise-1995-2015-20-years-of-experimental-music-from-indonesia
In 2016 Indra was being asked to be the curator of Podomoro, an annual exhibition of records stores in Kedai Kebun Forum art gallery, Yogyakarta. Besides being musician and curator, Indra also writing in a Malaysian based music magazine called Shock and Awe as well as a music reviewer in Warning Magazine. Under Japan Foundation's Asia Center 2016 fellowship program, Indra Menus started his music research titled “Building a Network between Experimental Noise Scenes in South East Asia and Japan". In 2017, he released a book based on his research titled, Pekak! On Warning Books. In 2019 along with Sean Stellfox, he released his second book about his Noise collective titled Jogja Noise Bombing: From the Street to The Stage which was also released by Warning Books.