Concert: Senyawa + Arrington de Dionyso
28. April @ 20.00 (doors open @ 19.00)
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Zang and Den Pene Inngang in collaboration with Rimi/Imir are presenting:
Jogjakarta’s Senyawa embodies the aural elements of Javanese 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.
As a duo they have been performing and playing together extensively over the last 12 years and have toured Indonesia several times over. In 2011 they were invited to perform internationally for the first time at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival sharing the stage with many great musicians such as Faust, Tony Conrad and Charlemagne Palestine.
They have collaborated and performed with many notable musicians such Yoshida Tatsuya, Lucas Abela, KK Null, Keiji Haino, Melt Banana, Jon Sass, Damo Suzuki, Jerome Cooper, David Shea and Kazu Ushihashi. In 2012 they completed a film in collaboration with French filmmaker Vincent Moon.
Arrington de Dionyso:
An uncompromising voice in contemporary music, Arrington de Dionyso (b. 1975 Chicago USA) integrates ancient soundmaking techniques with trans-modernist inquiries into the nature of consciousness. His propulsive improvisations utilize kargyraa voice combined with reed instruments (primarily bass clarinet, saxophone, and his invention the Bromiophone) as multiphonic tools in the navigation of liminal spaces between shamanic seance and rock and roll ecstasy.
While deeply rooted in the punk inclination to tear down musical standards in an effort for liberation, Arrington’s music weds the iconoclasm of No-Wave Punk to the spiritual searching of Albert Ayler era Free Jazz along with more indigenous approaches to improvisation, reaching for an unveiling of primordially potent universalities. His compositions embrace sounds as colors, placing emphasis on the complimentary spectrums- from circular overtones whispered through bamboo flutes to the penetrating deep and guttural howls of amplified throat singing- all with the lungs of an athlete.
Over the last 25 years he has founded iconic experimental rock groups such as Old Time Relijun, Malaikat dan Singa, and This Saxophone Kills Fascists. He has also performed alongside many great icons of contemporary music including collaborations with members of Deerhoof, the Master Musicians of Jajouka, Senyawa, Fugazi, and The Violent Femmes.