30/4 Arrington de Dionyso (US)  – SENYAWA (ID)

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20.00 Arrington de Dionyso (US) 

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 throatsinging- 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.

 As a kind of “punk ethnomusicologist” Arrington circumvents academic approaches in favor of building direct relationships with the musical cultures he wishes to engage with, not as an “anthropologist” studying an “exotic other” but as an invited participant and active collaborator. His investigations of Jathilan trance music in Java, and collaborations with groups such as Senyawa, Karinding Attack, and HMM have brought him to the forefront of the Indonesian experimental music scene, and he has recently traveled to Morocco (Master Musicians of Jajouka) and Peru (instrument builder Dmitri Manga) to build similar connections between the indigenous and the avant garde.

 Whether as a band leader, solo performer, or in collaborative settings, Arrington’s music evokes an “Ancient Future”, sometimes shocking and hallucinatory, always aiming to channel Spirit. 

Interview from the Quietus https://thequietus.com/articles/22995-this-saxophone-kills-fascists-arrington-de-dionyso-interview
Bandcamp: www.arrington.bandcamp.com
Youtube channel www.youtube.com/arringtondedionyso
Arrington’s invented instrument THE BROMIOPHONE
 Bromiophone (PVC Contrabass Clarinet) Alat Guntur

21.00 Senyawa (IN)

Den experimentella duon Senyawa består av sångaren Rully Shabara och instrumentalisten Wukir Suryadi. Shabaras sång sträcker sig från black metalinfluerad growlteknik till delikat falsett. Suryadi är instrumentbyggare och spelar egna stränginstrument av bambu, utrustade med elgitarrmikrofoner. Han spelar ibland akustiskt, och ibland skickas ljudsignalen genom en rad effektpedaler. Han knäpper, gnider och trummar på sitt egendomliga instrument och skapar på så vis alltifrån sköra melodier till beats och rent noise.

Senyawa kommer från den uråldriga staden Yogyakarta i centrala Java, Indonesien. Deras musik reflekterar det traditionella musikarvet från Java, filtrerat genom ett nutida experimentellt förhållningssätt.


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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 5 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.

Since then they have gone on to perform at MONA FOMA Festival in Tasmania, the Adelaide Festival with Korean singer Bae Il Dong, toured as special guests of Australian supergroup Regurgitator, performed at the Glatt und Verkert Festival in Austria along side Japanese guitar master Kazuhisa Uchihashi, as well as the Malmo Sommarscen Festival in Sweden, Salihara Literature Festival in Jakarta, CTM Festival in Berlin, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Clandestino Festival in Norway and Oct Loft Jazz Festival in China. Senyawa was awarded a one month residency at AIR Krems as part of the Krems city wide festival in Austria where they were the star guests.

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. 

Klubb 19 serveras från 19.30-23.00.
Lokal: Slottsgatan 19, Västerås.
Tid: Klubb ifrån 19.30   artister på scen: 20.00.
Entré: 100 kr, studerande 80 kr.
Entré för medlemmar: 80 kr / studerande 60 kr.
Medlemsavgift: 20kr/år.
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