LEXICON and the Reinvention of Isyana Sarasvati

Isyana Sarasvati is back with her third album, LEXICON. After her first two releases flirting with Indonesian pop music charts and radio hit-style pop, she unleashes her new sound in this album—or, rather than her new sound, she’s coming back to her roots. Her classical music prowess finally holds center stage in LEXICON, while at the same time, exploring and deconstructing genres and other elements we might not see Sarasvati play with through the public eye.

Seeing “Stars” on a Christmas Eve

As an outsider to classical music, contributor Patricia Kusumaningtyas tells about her experiences attending her first professional classical choral concert, listening to Ēriks Ešenvalds’s “Stars” for the first time, and how the composition resonated with her this Christmas Day.