aga ujma is a Polish-born multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer living between London, Indonesia and Poland. she mixes her classical music upbringing and folk influences from Poland with traditional music studies at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Surakarta, Central Java and SOAS University of London.
her intimate solo performances focus on exploring and connecting Indonesian, Polish and English folk music with the accompaniment of unique Indonesian instruments. her favourite instruments are East Indonesian bamboo zither sasando, Central Javanese zither siter and metallophone gendér barung. she is an enthusiast of counterpoint techniques and harmonic experiments but she also likes to use interlocking patterns, non-Western tuning systems and vocal techniques to generate the unique sound of her songs. her first love though was piano; she signed herself up to the music school in Poland at the age of 8 and studied classical music for 12 years, after which she completed a degree in musicology and moved to Indonesia to study traditional gamelan music.
she was recently signed to Slow Dance and announced her debut EP 'songs of innocence and experience' via CLASH Magazine in 2021, which is "shaping up to be a wholly unique experience, placing her at the cutting edge of folk music in Britain" (The Line of Best Fit). she was recently commissioned to sing the theme song for the new Resident Evil Village game as well as to create a new composition and a special performance for the latest Serpentine Gallery Pavillion, which was showcased on Boiler Room.