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Cinderamata are Ilham Basir, Bimo Vinandityo, and Dias Kusuma Putra from Jakarta and is an ambient/instrumental/minimalist musical project. The group's work is strongly inspired particularly by film score compositions and minimalist music of the late 20th century.
Cinderamata (Bahasa Indonesia for 'souvenir') is a thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event, and often involves and/or evokes past memories and intimate emotions to its keeper; sometimes ones that are inexpressible in words.
The music we write aim to portray the fleeting moments in life that we regard as valuable. Driven by impulses of musical creation, though limited as we are in our musical skills, we observed and listened attentively to the images and sounds of everyday life and tried to make songs out of them. Through the music we write, we hope we can share our perspective on life and death as we see, feel, and live it.