Church Street


Senyawa + Frankie + Lee Ashcroft

This gig is for a seated audience.

SENYAWA is an Indonesian experimental music duo made up of Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi. The music that they create is a combination of extended vocal technique and a homemade instrument. The instrument was handcrafted by master instrument builder Wukir out of one long piece of bamboo, it is a string instrument with guitar pick-ups— amplified and processed through several effects pedals but at times played as an acoustic instrument, percussion and string instrument. They are located in the ancient city of Jogjakarta, Central Java, Indonesia and their music is a reflection of their traditional Javanese heritage filtered through a framework of contemporary experimental music practices. Senyawa try to push the boundaries of both traditions in an attempt to mix the musics’ of the east and the west to create a new sound. As a duo they have been performing and playing together extensively for the last 3 years and have toured Indonesia several times over. Last year 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, Yoshida Tatsuya, Tony Conrad and Charlemagne Palestine.

FRANKIE is the solo project of Franziska Aigner, consisting of a solo cello and vocal set combined with a hyper-emotional lyricism. Often working in choreography and performance, the past few years have continuously brought more and more music to her life. She performed in and co-wrote the music to FAUST by Anne Imhof, which was awarded the Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. The music to FAUST was released as a LP on PAN in 2019. In 2019 she also joined Holly Herndon’s vocal ensemble, performing the album 'PROTO' around the world. Franziska continues to work and perform with artists such as William Forsythe and Austin Jack Lynch, while completing a PhD in philosophy of technology.

Moody beats for a post-lockdown hellscape, featuring a cast of thousands. As seen on Castles In Space, BBC One’s Pointless, and with The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu.

Tickets £10 / £8 concessions. 
Doors open 7.30pm.

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