During the shooting of RESOUND in Jogja, Subtropical Asia was fortunate enough to interview SENYAWA. As a band they’ve become something of an national treasure in Indonesia. They combine the traditional music of Java with an experimental touch that sounds like the voices of angels and devils alike. They have a fierce underground rock attitude, but during the process of composing and creating, they continuously go against convention. They are widely respected in experimental music scenes around the world, and local musicians in Jogja regard them as music pioneers and heroes. I hope this interview can inspire you as meeting them inspired us.
Senyawa is simply put, a one of a kind band.
Filmed by:Zhao Renxiu
Producers: Zhao Renxiu/ Indra Menus
Fixer: Gilang Damar Setiadi