Ikbal Lubys

The Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival

KLEX is an independent, artist-run grassroots international festival of experimental film, video art and music founded in Malaysia in 2010. KLEX aims to serve as a platform to introduce contemporary experimental cinema and music from the region and worldwide to the Malaysian audience, as well as to introduce works from South East Asia to other parts of the world and vice versa, to cultivate understanding, learning, friendship and exchange among local, regional and international experimental art communities. With the dedication of a volunteer committee with great enthusiasm, the festival has been running for the 8th consecutive year.

Tenggara Trio (Indonesia/Malaysia/Singapore): Comprising of improvisors from South East Asia, Tengarra Trio is Yong Yandsen (Kuala Lumpur) on saxophone, Ikbal S. Lubys (Jogjakarta) on self-made electric guitar and Dharma (S’pore) on electric guitar. Being active in the experimental and improv scene in their respective cities, Tengarra Trio first came together at KLEX (Kuala Lumpur Experimental Music and Film Festival) in 2016, when the 3 members were paired randomly and realised the cosmic energy from their emanating sounds. In Sept 2017, they embarked on their first tour, The Geography of Nowhere, from Singapore right up to Penang, Malaysia. The music has it’s roots in free jazz, rock and noise and is totally freeform improvisation.

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