UDUNAN BUNYI #1 #2
BANDUNG, INDONESIA, 2020
In January 2020 two months before the major lockdown in Indonesia and rest of the world me and Baya who is a musician initiate a public program in collaboration with Sanggar Seni Rupa Kontemporer about music and sound in my studio. This idea came from the time when spend so many hours jamming in my studio. I feel that playing music or experimenting on many different sounds without being afraid to make mistakes is a really good feeling, it express many feeling and relieving. I remember one of my friend in Singapore Syed on his workshop that everyone can play percussion because we already have beats on our heartbeat. I see that what stopping peoples to make sounds is social standard of playing sound, it needs to be on tune, on beat and need certain skills. Playing music start from the freedom of exploring and experimenting sounds. How to make common peoples who didn't have any skill in music to play sound?. We came out with the idea of safe space, we create and provide instruments and invite our friends to come over and contribute any many ways. They can clapping, talking, play instruments, making beats, or even sit in silent just contributing through their heartbeat and presence. Undunan means chip in usually relates if we want to buy something collectively and we chip in money differently for example when we are kids we want to play football so we "udunan" to buy the plastic ball not everyone chip in, the one who is not contributing they are the one who is going to the shop to buy the ball. Bunyi means sounds, so throuhg "Udunan Bunyi" we want participants to chip in sounds, during the process we are going to listen to each other and somehow follow or response the sounds it is just a conversation, everyone can start and stop anytime they want. In two sessions of "Udunan Bunyii" we created four long version of music arrangement from about 20 participants, during the event one of the participant join through video call. This project need to be shut down because of pandemic COVID 19 and the third Udunan Bunyi will be held in 2022.