BACKGROUND

Setan Jawa is a silent film, live score project directed by Garin Nugroho. The work evokes Javanese mythology and adapts it to a contemporary dance film inspired by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s classic work ‘Nosferatu’. The work explores the Indonesian pre-orthodox Islamic stories of the deal man makes with the devil to gain wealth. For this Jakarta Special Preview, the silent film will be accompanied by a gamelan score composed by Rahayu Supanggah. A symphonic score by Rahayu Supanggah and Australian composer Iain Grandage is currently in production. Details of the International Premiere to be announced soon.