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Last no least in Jazz Buzz Salihara

web-banner-jan-2017-think-archipelago-jazz-buzz-2017-revJazz Buzz Salihara 2017 is the sixth jazz festival held by Komunitas Salihara in Teater Salihara, Jakarta. think archipelago is a proud media partner of the music festival which runs from 11 February until 26 February 2017. To see more of their schedule, please click the Jazz Buzz Salihara 2017 banner found in think archipelago website.


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Imanissimo ended jazz event with noise in the final show 15 in Teater Salihara.

Imanissimo made a closing show of Jazz Buzz Salihara on 26 February, the same day they announced the launch of their latest album Enigma. Citing the term chaotic jazz, after a brief theatrical overture, the progressive rock band introduced one of the songs from Enigma with high pitches and deafening noise, of which they were relieved to see that right after kicking it off nobody left Teater Salihara.

But the following song Kampretos was similarly thrown to the audience with impunity, making them nervously expect the smallest hints of jazz presence in this final show.

Staying true to musical identity is important. But one wonders would it hurt to rearrange pieces to the audience who had expected improvisation and surprises more than the use of flute, kendang, or angklung just to be considered jazz enough?

Fifteen years of experience in the niche market contributed to the generally positive reception of the show. The nearly two-hour raucous concert extended with an extra song at audience wish.

There, the sound of jazz

Trace of jazz was clearer as the concert went further in Tembang Ambarawa, one of their latest songs. There was traditional vocal and composition, and lead guitarist Jordan exhibits his ability to play flute.

Later he would play saxophone to prove he has a knack for wind instruments. This is one of the things that convinced him to introduce jazz element besides the typical metal nature of the 15 year old band.It was a night of collaboration, as promised by Jordan that the progressive path of Imanissimo offers a variety of elements to make the best album ever. For instance, Indonesian senior soprano Siti Chairani Proehoeman offered vocal in Death of Love.

The contemplative song Echo in the Distances had two vocalists sang in two different languages simultaneously. It was as if the bilingual vocals translated one another. There were saxophone and kendang to provide light rhythm instead of drum, making us contemplate on the current national situation of deception and pretense. They could elaborate more with the use gamelan as is what originally present in the recorded version. Perhaps technical difficulty in the venue was unresolved.

Bassist Iman took the turn as the vocalist in another new song Impromptu Visit, talking about a traveler who is eager to get to know people of all social class.

Simponi Indonesia

The last two songs of the same title Simponi Indonesia has rock, jazz, and a feel of orchestra. It described classic feud between Indonesian and neighboring country Malaysia in claims of cultural identity. Agung said that the song aims at raising awareness of the things the Indonesians take for granted. It was a magnanimous musical approach of introspection. One wonders if this had suggested organizer’s particular agenda.

Imanissimo now comprise keyboardist Raden Agung, guitarist Johanes Jordan, drummer Marcellus Putra and the indispensable figure Iman Ismar. It is the same formation since 2013, the year that marked the end of long hiatus.

Xylophonist takes center stage in Salihara jazz event

web-banner-jan-2017-think-archipelago-jazz-buzz-2017-revJazz Buzz Salihara 2017 is the sixth jazz festival held by Komunitas Salihara in Teater Salihara, Jakarta. think archipelago is a proud media partner of the music festival which runs from 11 February until 26 February 2017. To see more of their schedule, please click the Jazz Buzz Salihara 2017 banner found in think archipelago website.


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Arief Winanda (left) and members of Pamuncak Mudo perform at Jazz Buzz Salihara 2017, Jakarta

Arief Winanda, who is currently preoccupied with the development of urban art discipline in Institut Kesenian Jakarta (IKJ), has wit and, at times, cracking humor, in his show on Saturday night as part of Jazz Buzz Salihara 2017, an annual two-week event aiming at promoting alternative forms contrary of mainstream music.

The percussionist and xylophonist not only perform for his self-satisfaction, he diligently shared the work and knowledge of each piece to the attentive audience who otherwise would not have known the history of boogey, a popular genre in the 1940s marking the wake of American depression era, or another piece that was inspired by the dynamics found in the sound of wind.

It is also interesting to know that Marimba, originating from Central America, and now is the national instrument of Guatemala, initially applied only in light dance background diatonic music. But now original pieces came out of it, and frequently played at the center stage with more chromatic alternatives.

The concert began with the minimalist, rigid 4/4 Rhtyhm Song, a classic repertoire of 1984 by composer Paul Smedback, who took his postgraduate music degree Itacha College master’s degree in music, specializing in Marimba.

The following repertoire has more freedom in the rhythm. Upon brief introduction that sound are everywhere, and even in silence comes an inspiration to create a xylophone melody, Arief played Wind Sketch, by Japanese composer Keiko Abe. She is an important figure behind the early development of Yamaha Marimba product design in 1963.

Arief also presented Gitano by the Mexican immigrant Alice Gomez, an intense piece of work that describes the gypsies and the hostility against them in the US.

And then came the moment where Arief started to introduce pianist Angelica Liviana and other fellow musicians in Pamuncak Mudo in the last three dance-inspired pieces: Scottish composer Richard Michael’s Boogey, the dance composition in Spyrogyra’s Morning Dance and the eerily uplifting Dancing Tears by Dewa Budjana. This partly explains why the one hour concert was titled welt tanzen or the world of dance.

Bebas bereksplorasi lagi di Jazz Buzz Salihara 2017

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Jazz Buzz Salihara 2017 is the sixth jazz festival held by Komunitas Salihara in Teater Salihara, Jakarta. think archipelago is a proud media partner of the music festival which runs from 11 February until 26 February 2017. To see more of their schedule, please click the Jazz Buzz Salihara 2017 banner found in think archipelago website.


Jazz Sans Frontieres kembali menjadi tema festival musik jazz mini Jazz Buzz Salihara 2017. Di pagelaran keenam ini, Komunitas Salihara konsisten memamerkan keunikan konsep jazz tanpa batas.

Komunitas Salihara tetap mempertahankan semangat menjadikan acara ini ajang bagi musisi jazz kontemporer untuk bereksplorasi, dan untuk pasar pendengar musik tanah air di luar konvensi umum jazz Indonesia.

Jazz Buzz Salihara 2017 akan dibuka pada hari Sabtu, 11 Februari, oleh salah satu anggota Six Strings, gitaris Andre Dinuth, yang akan menyertakan bandnya the Andre Dinuth Group.

Narasumber dari pihak penyelenggara mengatakan, Andre dan kelompoknya akan menghadirkan jazz bernuansa rock-progresif, dan memberikan sentuhan tradisional seperti penggunaan alat musik Papua tifa, seperti halnya saat mereka tampil di Java Jazz 2015.

Keesokan harinya giliran Indra Perkasa & Gadgadsvra Ensemble tampil dengan daya tarik seni visual. Penata musik film Tabula Rasa di tahun 2014 ini sebelumnya menimba ilmu di Institut Musik Daya Indonesia dan kemudian di Universitas California, Los Angeles, di bidang film scoring.

Eksplorasi hingga inovasi bermusik yang berlangsung selama 2 pekan di Teater Salihara, Pasar Minggu, menempatkan rangkaian konser jazz ini sebagai sebuah festival.

Menurut penyelenggara, ada prioritas bagi para penampil muda dengan gaya yang lebih beragam dan unsur baru melalui teknik-teknik canggih, juga bagi para grup yang mencoba keluar dari batasan-batasan jazz umum untuk mencari sesuatu yang lain dengan bentuk-bentuk yang baru dan bebas.

Jadwal pertunjukan Jazz Buzz Salihara 2017 adalah sebagai berikut:

  1. Andre Dinuth, Sabtu, 11 Februari 2017, 20:00 WIB
  2. Indra Perkasa & Gadgadsvara Ensemble, Minggu, 12 Februari 2017, 20:00 WIB
  3. Attilion, Sabtu, 18 Februari 2017, 20:00 WIB
  4. Cinconotas, Minggu 19 Februari 2017, 20:00 WIB
  5. Arief Winanda & Pamuncak Mudo, Sabtu, 25 Februari 2017, 20:00 WIB
  6. Imanissimo, Minggu, 26 Februari 2017, 20:00 WIB
HTM:
  • Rp75.000 (Umum)
  • Rp50.000 (Pelajar/Mahasiswa)