PRIMAL REALM: Kuntari (Indonesia) + Osilasi (Belgium)

Thu Mar 28 2024 at 07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

WineBunker | Brussels

Les Ateliers Claus
Publisher/HostLes Ateliers Claus
PRIMAL REALM: Kuntari (Indonesia) + Osilasi (Belgium)
Music On A Whim and WineBunker present an evening of Indonesian neo-tribal rhythms, ritual drone and shamanic trance.
About this Event

Music On A Whim and WineBunker present an evening of Indonesian neo-tribal rhythms, ritual drone and shamanic trance that forges a link between the people and cultures of the past and the music of the future. We invite you to enter the ‘Primal Realm’.

Address - Rue Picard 3, 1000, Bruxelles

Doors – 7 30 pm

Tickets – 10 euros advance; 12 euros on the door (cash only)

Kuntari (Indonesia) – Neo Tribal / Metal core / Rock

A pivotal figure in the Indonesian experimental scene, KUNTARI has constantly experimented with primitive voices producing animal mating calls with his trumpet mixed with tons variation of Indonesia's tribal rhythms. The music produced percussive primal sound along with dark ambient, a firm unit and solid of two individuals with an intense dynamic of heavy ancient beats. Their live performances create an organic raw sonical untamed with feral approach.

A duo of drum-percussion and cornet-guitar inspired by Hadrah Kuntulan and Sar Ping from Lion Dance/Barongsai reflect on religion and power abuse during colonialism that destroyed cultures. KUNTARI has collaborated with many mix-genre musicians such as Rully Shabara (Senyawa), Arthur Hnatek, Morgue Vanguard, Jonas Engel, Dirk Wachtelaer, Luigi Monteanni, Yuji Ishihara and Yasushi Yoshida.

“Using a variety of instruments such as cornets, gongs, drums and percussion, Larynx offers a variety of interesting rhythm patterns. Like the album cover which shows a four-eyed wolf screaming, Larynx is an experimental album that is biting, unique, and shows that Tesla has found his own unique sound”, VICE, 2022.

Osilasi (Belgium) – Ritual / Drone/ Folk

Osilasi, meaning ‘oscillation’ in Indonesian, by two multi-instrumentalist musicians: Léa Roger and Célia Jankowski who work with harp, drum elements, drone box, percussion, vocals, microphones and electronic effects. They work in the manner of musicians from modal music, starting from a rhythmic or sung cell, stretching it and gradually adding others which evolve organically, exploring all possible variations in terms of textures, colors, rhythmic shifts or sound dynamics.

Phuein, their debut release on OKVLT in 2023, share tastes for the protean audacity of experimental and industrial music and underground dance music, relationships between electro-acoustic music, dub and ritual music. It testifies to a relationship with vocal material by using only a form of spontaneous, invented or atavistic language, like a buried but living language, common to all peoples, which would be transformed by cultural syncretisms, moving from body to body.

“The Belgian female duo Osilasi whose strange vocal shamanic trance exercises, punctuated with percussion, analog manipulations and instrumental highlights – including this magnificent handmade electric hurdy-gurdy. – hypnotize the mind.”, NoiseMag, 2018.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

WineBunker, Rue Picard 3, Brussels, Belgium


EUR 10.00

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