Senyawa

Jogjakarta’s Senyawa embodies the aural elements of traditional Indonesian music whilst exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions. Their music strikes a perfect balance between their avant-garde influences and cultural heritage to create truly contemporary Indonesian new music. Their sound is comprised of Rully Shabara’s deft extended vocal techniques punctuating the frenetic sounds of instrument builder, Wukir Suryadi’s modern-primitive instrumentation.

Inventions like his handcrafted ‘Bamboo Spear’; a thick stem of bamboo strung up with percussive strips of the animal skin along side steel strings. Amplified it fuses elements of traditional Indonesian instrumentation with garage guitar distortion. Sonically dynamic, the instrument can be rhythmically percussive on one side whilst being melodically bowed and plucked on the other.

‘’Within a couple of tracks it was apparent they’d be leaving an indelible mark on their audience… generally speaking, Senyawa operate on a force-of-nature level.’’ Mark Smith

Events

21.11.20

Rovereto (IT) — Musica Macchina

01.03.21

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Menjadi Huruf Hidup Woven Sounds Senyawa, Charles Cohen, Di Kala Sudah, Conundrums

  1. Anthony Shake Shakir
  2. Charles Cohen
  3. Contagious
  4. Container
  5. Hieroglyphic Being
  6. DJ Die Soon
  7. Metasplice
  8. Pauline Oliveros and Ione
  9. Pierre Bastien
  10. Rabih Beaini
  11. Rully Shabara
  12. Senyawa
  13. Sote
  14. PRAED
  15. Marylou
  16. Marta De Pascalis
  17. Stefan Fraunberger
  18. MA
  19. Tarawangsawelas
  20. Upperground Orchestra
  21. Wukir Suryadi
  22. Irena and Vojtech Havlovi
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