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'Alur Bunyi': Weaving visual and musical art with GURU

Teddy Hans

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, August 25, 2019  /  12:09 pm
'Alur Bunyi': Weaving visual and musical art with GURU

Happy together: GURU, a Bandung-based band, takes its name from its members' shared occupation: teaching. (Courtesy of Goethe-Institut Indonesien/-)

An experimental music performance is often as much visual as it is musical. If the crowd at the latest edition of the Alur Bunyi (Flow of Sound) concert series was expecting only music, it might have been confused at the satirical social commentary present throughout the concert. The Bandung-based musical group GURU headlined the latest Alur Bunyi, a contemporary experimental concert coordinated by Elizabeth Soegiharto, the program coordinator of Goethe-Institut in Menteng, Central Jakarta. The show is staged four times every year. The quartet comprises Mira Rizki, Bayu Pratama, Fahma Rosmansyah and Gazza Ryandika, all teachers in different disciplines. In action: Mira Rizki plays several instruments, including the piano, electric guitar and some tin cans, during her band's Alur Bunyi performance at the Goethe-Institut in Jakarta. (Courtesy of Goethe-Institut Indonesien/-) ...