The sound of Telkomsel: a unique blend of Indonesian heritage and contemporary instruments
As the largest cellular operator in Indonesia, Telkomsel has successfully connected more than 164 million subscribers, opening a ‘World of More’ for all. Telkomsel was re-branding its visual identity after 25 years and came to Amp.Amsterdam for an accompanying new sound.
To blend the traditional spirit of Indonesian heritage with a new sound that would rocket the brand into the future. Their unique sound needed to encompass having an identity and communication that balances a contemporary and digital identity with its relationship to a rapidly growing nation and Indonesian culture. As well as complementing the new visual style of Telkomsel, produced by the design team of Someone London.
The result of our work consisted of the 5 traditional notes of Telkomsel, but blended with modern instruments and aspects of traditional Indonesian heritage. We also created additional harmonies to evoke a deeper and warmer impact with the sound of Telkomsel. An important part of the bold and striking new visual design is the Portal, opening to ‘a World of More’. We accented this asset with a unique and proprietary sonic asset, which can be heard in the resulting communication touchpoint assets.
Telkomsel app: Hero Sound
Telkomsel app: Notification Sound
Telkomsel app: Refresh Sound
Agencies: VCCP Singapore / Someone London
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