Raung Jagat is an alternative method of improvised vocal music developed by Rully Shabara. The system can be applied to anyone who can make a sound out of their mouths. There are no music sheets, no compositions or structure to memorize and people don’t have to sing properly. Any kind of voice is usable. The focus is to explore sounds of human voice, but at the same time `force` people to create experimental music, boost confidence, appreciate sound, and learn the process of spontaneous music creation.
The three-day Raung Jagat workshop will have a performance outcome as part of EXQUSITIE’s Big Reveal, and is ideal for non-professional singers of any age, gender or personality.
Raung Jagat will be a collaboration between sound, visual and performing artists as part of the larger EXQUISITE cumulative assembly work.
Rully Shabara is the vocal front for Senyawa an Experimental Javanese Gospel group from Jogjakarta. Senyawa embodies the aural elements of Javanese music whilst exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions. Their music strikes a perfect balance between their avant-garde influences and cultural heritage to create truly contemporary Indonesian new music.
EXQUISITE is presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre and Volcanic Winds Project as part of Festival of Live Art 2016. EXQUISITE has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; and by the Sidney Myer Foundation.
EXQUISITE is presented as part of FCAC’s Collaborate Asia Program.