Rinuwat + Robert Takahashi Crouch (US)

  • March 30, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
  • Underground Theatre - Brisbane Powerhouse

    119 Lamington Street
    New Farm, Queensland 4005
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Extreme metal meets traditional Indonesian music. In the hands of Rinuwat – Karina Utomo, Rama Parwata and Mike Deslandes – the result is reptilian, haunting and epic.

Utomo and Deslandes are best known to metal fans as members of Melbourne band High Tension, electrifying stages at Download and Dark Mofo. Working with Gamelan instruments, Rinuwat combines an orchestra of sounds likely to be unfamiliar to most metal fans.

Each member peers at a set of graduations on their instruments - Utomo’s voice is as piercingly frightening as it is poetic, Parwata blends the chimes and rhythms of gamelan with extreme drumming, and Deslandes rampaging guitar shifts between walls of noise and droning assaults.

Rinuwat are joined by Los Angeles based artist Robert Takahashi Crouch. His work, which dwells in intense and sustained explorations of queer sound fields, is re-cast for this performance. Crouch presents a new work which expands his electronic walls of sound, weaving in acoustic instruments and creating a dense merging of sonics.

This is a 'Pay What You Wish' performance. 

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Supported by Live Music Australia - an Australian Government initiative.  

Date & Time

Thu, Mar 30, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Venue Details

Underground Theatre - Brisbane Powerhouse

119 Lamington Street
New Farm, Queensland 4005 Underground Theatre - Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse is Queensland’s home for contemporary culture, a magnificent power station of the 1920s reborn as an arts centre on the Brisbane River.


As Brisbane City Council’s premier arts venue, the much-loved building stages more than 1250 performances a year including a program of festivals, as well as hundreds of events and functions from weddings to conferences, all the while housing heritage-listed graffiti, riverside bars and restaurants, visual arts exhibitions and of course the stories of all who have ventured, laughed and shared memories within its living walls.