Ngerumpy

2019

Candra Bangun Setyawan

This musical idea originated from my extra-musical experience, which is about the culture of ngerumpi, ngerumpi culture is an integral part of society “especially the Javanese people where i live”. Even that culture sometimes justifies a view in general and shapes public opinion. As a culture, ngerumpi will remain and go along with the times. I raised this idea because I often encounter this phenomenon in the village where I live. Besides that I see many interesting things from the activity, like a conversation that involves a lot of sound colours, dynamics, and different speaking styles. And then time relationship, opposition, and reciprocity in a dialect. Triggered my awareness to draw extra-musical territory into the concept of musical composition. It means I only interpret a dialect phenomenon that occurs in ngerumpi activity. Interpretation as a tool in realizing ideas. So the process of creating music works is very subjective. Because I only interpret phenomena based on my subjectivity, with the aim of raising an analogy for building material objects. In the area of analogy I only analogize the results of the interpretation of phenomenon ngerumpi in the musical dimension region.

 

Musicians:

Chatkul Wisutthisara, Flute

Carl Rosman, Clarinet

Dini Pratiwi, Saron Barung

Sara Cubarsi, Violin

Pulish Likitvattanaset, Cello

Candra Bangun Setyawan, Live Electronics

 

Peter Veale, Conductor