Chasing Noise

Jakarta, West Java, Indonesia

Beneath The Surface


Behind the Music

What made this project unique for me was the amount of research and brainstorming involved before the writing process even began. Even though it took hours and hours to ignite the creative spark to begin writing, I gained new knowledge. I tried to incorporate the book, the footage, and the sound samples into my music to tell a story in a different way. Music is an art that connects people. Even purely instrumental music can take you to different places. It’s like reading a novel instead of a comic book. You’re transported to a whole new level of imagination. For this project, I feel that my music can connect reality with the dream of making the ocean beautiful again.

The ocean has its own ecosystem and we should take care of it and respect it. In addition to caring for the ocean’s creatures, we should also be aware of people who take advantage of the ocean. This project helped me realize that the ocean is an area that needs protection.

Chasing Noise
About Chasing Noise

Chasing Noise is a musical project by Donnie Angkuw. A simple dream — to turn art into an energy for people who need consolation and comfort — brought Chasing Noise to life. He writes ambient cinematic music for albums, TV and films.

The Journalism behind the Music

All music in this project is based on The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times Best-Selling book by Ian Urbina that chronicles lawlessness at sea around the world. This reporting touches on a diversity of abuses ranging from illegal and overfishing, arms trafficking at sea, human slavery, gun running, intentional dumping, murder of stowaways, thievery of ships and other topics.

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