My music on Tarung Sarung was nominated for Best Original Score at Bandung Film Festival 2021.
The movie tells a story about a young boy who came from a wealthy family and was a spoiled kid for his entire life. Tarung sarung is the ancient way of the Bugis tribe to solve a problem between men and also means fighting inside a sarong. Not only did he learn how to fight the Tarung Sarung way, but also he was fighting his way to be a better person.
The director, Archie Hekagery had an idea about the score. He wanted an 80’s music vibe for the score. I agree. I also have to figure out how to blend it with Bugis culture. Bugis have a distinctive sound and musical instruments. In the end, I was happy with the result.
Bandung Film Festival itself is one of the highest-profile film festivals in Indonesia. This year marks the 34th year of the festival.