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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

KEBUN BUNYI - ANTOLOGI-LA (GARDEN OF SOUND - CRAZ-ANTHOLOGY)



Title                
Antologi-la (craz-”anthology”)
Year                
1999
Material           
Multimedia Musical Concert
Duration          
1 hour
Performance
  • Experimental Theater, UNIMAS, Sarawak
Team
  • Hasnul J Saidon (Director, composer, singer)
  • Hafeez Askiak (Musical Director and composer, musician)
  • Hasnizam Wahid (Musical Director and lead guitarist)
  • EAG (electro-acoustic group)

1999, ET FACA UNIMAS, EAG day concert with video projection. Reinterpreting traditional folk genres (pantun, gurindam, syair, boria, dikir barat) and transforming them into a form of social commentaries.

ET FACA UNIMAS, EAG day concert, with gendangs. In front is Azhan, now a familiar face in local TV dramas
ET FACA UNIMAS, EAG night concert, with the traditional drums section and video projection. That red headgear was meant to 'naik syih'.

Gamelan on the left with contemporary band on the right, both performing a complimentary musical dialogue. The large video screen in the middle feature song lyrics, animation and music video clips.
Innuendos, parodies and deconstructions were employed and embedded in the lyrics to add spices.
A village folks gathering that meandered into a series of folk music (dikir barat & boria) with sharp social commentaries
Boria 'Korporat Keparat Teknokrat Berkarat"
A silat performance to open the stage (buka gelanggang)
An interlude, with a 'lost child' giving his rendition of 'Kia Kitul'.
Azhan giving his 'YB campaign speech' to rakyat.
Lepak at Makcik's in Kota Samarahan, after day concert.
ET FACA UNIMAS, EAG gang with Prof. Wan Zawawi, the Dean, then. Hamzah Tahir (now at UiTM) is on the far left.

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