Ria Soemardjo is a Melbourne based musician with a passion for collaborating with artists across diverse range of genres and artforms. Her distinct, haunting vocal style reflects her Australian/Indonesian cultural heritage. She shares her longterm fascination for embodied approaches to learning voice and rhythm through her teaching and TaKeTiNa workshops. She draws on her fascination for Indonesian musical traditions in her song writing and collaborative projects. Ria has recorded with many ensembles including her contemporary world music trio 'Fine Blue Thread'which melds tabla, cello, viola and voice.
Watch an interview with Ria - exploring her personal connection to the vocal tradition and gamelan in central Java