Project No 15 Dormaint Music by Bani Haykal

Project no. 15 Bani Haykal

Dormant Music
Proyek Solo oleh Bani Haykal
Artist Talk / Diskusi: 5 Januari 2013, pukul 15.00
Pameran: 11 – 27 Januari 2013
Pembukaan pameran : 11 Januari 2013, pukul 16.00 WIB
Setelah pembukaan akan dilanjutkan oleh penampilan kolaborasi musik dari Bani Haykal dan seniman dan musisi lokal Bandung :Bottle Smoker, Duto Hardono, Homogenic, Muhammad Akbar
Dengan tajuk “Post-Homesickness//a brief expression” pada pukul 19. 00 WIB.
PLATFORM3 dengan bangga mempersembahkan Dormant Music, sebuah presentasi proyek solo oleh seniman asal Singapura, Bani Haykal. Bani adalah seorang musisi, penyair dan seniman yang  banyak bereksperimen dengan musik dan teks. Selama ini Bani dikenal melalui kiprahnya sebagai vokalis dan komposer untuk kelompok musik eksperimental b-quartet, dan OFFCUFF sebuah kelompok yang menggabungkan performans dan dan elemen audio-visual. Selain terlibat dalam sejumlah pertunjukan dan pameran, Bani juga banyak melakukan riset tentang narasi dan budaya musik di Singapura.
 Sejak pertengahan Desember 2012, Bani Haykal tinggal dan bekerja di Bandung sebagai seniman tamu / residen di PLATFORM3. Selama masa residensinya, Bani telah menyelenggarakan workshopjam session terbuka dan mengerjakan sejumlah objek trimatra / instrumen yang berbasis bunyi dan musik. Pada proyek Human Pitch, ia mengajak sejumlah orang untuk terlibat dalam sebuah percakapan yang direkam menjadi arsip, yang kemudian dianalisis menjadi basis untuk rumusan musik yang ia ciptakan. Ia juga melakukan kolaborasi bersama sejumlah seniman bunyi (sound artists) dan musisi Bandung untuk menafsirkan sejumlah komposisi musik dengan cara masing-masing.
Dormant Music (secara harfiah, dormant: ‘terbengkalai’) adalah suatu upaya untuk menafsirkan notasi dan komposisi musik secara bebas, dengan membuka seluas-luasnya kemungkinan untuk membaca dan memproduksi bunyi dan musik sebagai medium sekaligus bahasa yang mampu memancing persepsi verbal dan visual sekaligus.
 Pada kegiatan diskusi, 5 Januari 2013, Bani Haykal akan mempresentasikan proyek-proyek yang telah ia kerjakan sebelum dan selama residensi di Bandung. Sementara pada pembukaan pameran, 11 Januari 2012, sejumlah seniman dan musisi Bandung (Bottle Smoker, Duto Hardono, Homogenic, Muhammad Akbar) akan bergabung sebagai kolaborator untuk performans musikal yang menggunakan objek-objek / instrumen yang Bani ciptakan.
 Proyek residensi Bani Haykal di Bandung terselenggara atas kerjasama antara PLATFORM3 dan Art Incubator, Singapura.
Informasi lebih lanjut:
PLATFORM3 –  Wiyoga Muhardanto (Project Officer -08121442036) atau Herra Pahlasari (Manager Program – 081573737138), Telp. Kantor (022) 82522727

English

 

Dormant Music

Solo Project by Bani Haykal

 Artist Talk / Discussion: January 5, 2012, 3 pm

Exhibition: January 11-27, 2012

Exhibition opening : January 11, 2012 4 pm

The opening will be followed by a music collaboration performance from Bani Haykal and local Bandung musicians Bottle Smoker, Duto Hardono, Homogenic and Muhammad Akbar, titled “Post-Homesickness/a brief expression” at 7 pm.

 PLATFORM3 proudly presents Dormant Music, a solo project by Singaporean artist Bani Haykal. Bani is a musician, poet and artist who often experiments with music and text. Bani has been known through his work as vocalist and composer for the experimental music quartet b-quartet, and OFFCUFF, a group which combines performance art and audiovisual elements. Other than involvement in various shows and exhibitions, Bani also does research about the culture and narration of music in Singapore.

 Since mid-December 2012, Bani Haykal has lived and worked in Bandung as the guest artist/resident at PLATFORM3. During his residency, Bani has created workshops, open jam sessions and has worked on several three-dimensional objects/instruments based on sound and music. In the Human Pitch project, he invited several people into a discussion which was recorded and archived, to then be analyzed as a basis for music he will compose. He also did a collaboration with several sound artists and Bandung musicians to interpret several music compositions with their own styles.

 Dormant Music is an effort to interpret the notes and composition of music freely, by opening the widest realm of possibilities to read and produce sound and music, as a medium and language, which can evoke verbal and visual perception at the same time.

At the discussion activity done on January 5, 2012, Bani Haykal presented several projects he worked on before and during his residence in Bandung. While at the exhibition opening on January 11, 2012, a few artists and musicians from Bandung (Bottle Smoker, Duto Hardono, Homogenic and Muhammad Akbar) will join as collaborations to perform music using the objects/instruments created by Bani.

 Bani Haykal’s residence project in Bandung was made possible by the cooperation between PLATFORM3 and Singapore Art Incubator.

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