Bambu Wukir

Bambu Wukir

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Bambu Wukir is the product of a unique fusion of ancient Javanese tradition with an onslaught of contemporary noise. The original self-made instrument shaped like a bamboo spear brings together elements of traditional Indonesian instruments with garage guitar distortion.

Biography

Bambu Wukir is the product of a unique fusion of ancient Javanese tradition with an onslaught of contemporary noise. The original self-made instrument shaped like a bamboo spear utilizes both percussive strings carved from the bamboo’s skin, and melodic steel strings, bringing together elements of traditional Indonesian instruments with garage guitar distortion.

Schooled in the theatre, Wukir Suryadi brings theatrical ruckus to the classical stage, plucking,
strumming and bowing his way from peaceful meditations to rhythmical frenzies. The evolution of his music is never complete as he utilizes the agility of his instrument to collaborate with musicians and performance artists from around the world, fluently bridging musical styles and inventing new instruments as he goes.

Discography

"Atas Nama Bunyi" (In the Name of Sound) EP released 2009 by Steak Au Zoo Records

"Senyawa” (Of One Soul) LP released 2010 by Yes No Wave Music

"Untitled Strings" in collaboration with Yusuke Akai released 2010

"Yehezkiel" released 2008.

Set List

Wukir's approach adapts according to the venue and audience, ranging from concert hall style recitals to stadium style glamour or street busking antics. He is infinately versatile in collaborating with other artists across all musical genres.