Rully Shabara & Wukir Suryadi

Jogjakarta’s Senyawa uniquely manage to embody the aural flavours of Javanese music whilst exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions. In doing so their music strikes a perfect balance between their avant-garde influences and cultural heritage to create truly contemporary Indonesian music.

Their sound is comprised of Rully Shabara’s deft extended vocal techniques punctuating the frenetic neo-tribalism 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 plant’s 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.

The duo has been performing together since 2010 when Wok The Rok dared them into doing an impromptu improvisation. The unlikely combination of Wukir’s bent traditionalism with Rully’s dada-esque vocalisations was immediately arresting. Wowing not only the audience, both musicians knew then and there that they had stumbled onto something incredibly special. They quickly began composing music together and shortly after released their debut self titled album on Wok The Rok‘s seminal label, Yes No Wave.

They also started to perform together extensively, touring Indonesia several times over to become a formidable live act. Their mesmerizing live show quickly attracted considerable attention for an Indonesian underground act. In no time at all they began to receive invitations to perform at festivals in Australia and Europe including Hobart’s MONA FOMA, the Adelaide Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival—Melbourne, the Glatt und Verkert Festival in Austria, Malmo Sommarscen Festival—Sweden, Sejero Festival—Sweden, Oct Loft Jazz Festival—China, Salihara Sastra Festival—Jakarta, Musik Malam Minggu—Jakarta Biennale and they even toured Australia nationally as special guests of Regurgitator.

Senyawa with Kazuhasi UchihashiCD (Bomba Records)
内橋和久がコンテンポラリーとトラディショナルの内なる融合をテーマに立ち上げた新レーベル「コントラディスク」。記念すべき第一弾はインドネシアはジャワ出身の2人組、<センヤワ>。
ケチャを思わせるヴォーカルと竹で作った筒状の自作弦楽器、内橋のギターとダクソフォン。内面から来る伝統性とオリジナリティーが見事に融合。
2011 年シンガポールで運命的な出会いを果たした三人が、ジョクジャカルタにてレコーディングを敢行。奇跡の邂逅が一枚のアルバムに結実した。 アジア発、世界へ。
SENYAWA: 
Rully Shabara - VocalsWukir Suryadi - Bambuwukir, Bamboo fluteKazuhisa Uchihashi - Guitar, DaxophoneProduced by Kazuhisa UchihashiRecorded at Pengerat Studio, YogYakarta by Oki Gembus , 18th. Feburary. 2012Mixed and Mastered by Kazuhisa UchihashiAll music spontaneously composed by Rully Shabara, Wukir Suryadi and Kazuhisa Uchihashi except track 8 & 9 (by Senyawa)
収録曲1. Improvisation #1 2. Improvisation #23. Improvisation #3 4. Improvisation #45. Improvisation #56. Improvisation #67. Improvisation #78. Warna-Tanah Medley (senyawa)9. Abu (senyawa) 

Senyawa with Kazuhasi Uchihashi
CD (Bomba Records)

内橋和久がコンテンポラリーとトラディショナルの内なる融合をテーマに立ち上げた新レーベル「コントラディスク」。記念すべき第一弾はインドネシアはジャワ出身の2人組、<センヤワ>。

ケチャを思わせるヴォーカルと竹で作った筒状の自作弦楽器、内橋のギターとダクソフォン。内面から来る伝統性とオリジナリティーが見事に融合。

2011 年シンガポールで運命的な出会いを果たした三人が、ジョクジャカルタにてレコーディングを敢行。奇跡の邂逅が一枚のアルバムに結実した。 アジア発、世界へ。

SENYAWA: 

Rully Shabara - Vocals
Wukir Suryadi - Bambuwukir, Bamboo flute
Kazuhisa Uchihashi - Guitar, Daxophone
Produced by Kazuhisa Uchihashi
Recorded at Pengerat Studio, YogYakarta by Oki Gembus , 18th. Feburary. 2012
Mixed and Mastered by Kazuhisa Uchihashi
All music spontaneously composed by Rully Shabara, Wukir Suryadi and Kazuhisa Uchihashi except track 8 & 9 (by Senyawa)

収録曲
1. Improvisation #1 
2. Improvisation #2
3. Improvisation #3 
4. Improvisation #4
5. Improvisation #5
6. Improvisation #6
7. Improvisation #7
8. Warna-Tanah Medley (senyawa)
9. Abu (senyawa) 

Merchandise

For order please contact:
Rully Shabara +6281931712261
Wukir Suryadi +62087834693723

Senyawa’s Second Album Fundraising

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DVD SENYAWA “Live at Mona Foma 2012”
$30 for a Senyawa Live DVD, limited unofficial release of 50, sold at Adelaide festival and anywhere else! 44min plus extras including unreleased footage of Senyawa’s collaboration with Australian artists, Rod Cooper and Lucas Abela. Limited to 50 copies, hand numbered by Senyawa.

DVD SENYAWA “Live at Mona Foma 2012”

$30 for a Senyawa Live DVD, limited unofficial release of 50, sold at Adelaide festival and anywhere else! 44min plus extras including unreleased footage of Senyawa’s collaboration with Australian artists, Rod Cooper and Lucas Abela. Limited to 50 copies, hand numbered by Senyawa.

Senyawa live at Subsonic/Subtropis Music Festival

Senyawa live at Subsonic/Subtropis Music Festival

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