Ria Soemardjo sings.

   Her whole body becomes voice.

Philipa Rothfield : Real Time magazine  2012

LISTEN >  Pulang – Ria Soemardjo/Helen Mountfort

Ria Soemardjo is a vocalist, musician, composer and  teacher. Her  distinct , haunting vocal style  reflects an eclectic range of influences, and she has recorded with a diverse range of ensembles – across genres including contemporary and trad world,  to jazz and improvisation.  Born in Melbourne of Australian/Indonesian descent, Ria draws on her deep respect for the Javanese musical tradition in her song writing and cross disciplinary projects.  more >

New Album release!

New Album 'Blueprint' - now available >[more]

Chinese Whispers

-the process of creating a soundscape for an immersive installation/performance entitled Chinese Whispers. [more]

Cowra project – with visual artist, Jumaadi

Tracking the story of Indonesian political prisoners who ended up in Cowra during WW2[more]