Friday, 14 August 2009

lungsuran daur!

oh, hello all! :)
have skipped PROKM (general orientation for the new student of ITB) for 2 days, i didn't feel too healthy and i didn't wanna risk my unhealthy leg and my own health. i really want to attend my first lecture at tuesday with super healthy body and mind :)

anyway, i'm gonna tell you about a fantastic contemporary music group that i saw on tuesday, at SSDK ITB 2009 (strategi sukses di kampus)
the name of the group is LUNGSURAN DAUR.

in the hands of a 58 years old named pak dodong and other musician, they create a music that made the whole auditorium gasped and cheered for encore. the group consists of Dodong Kodir, Yudi Setiadi (his younger brother), Rusli Gustaman, Rudi Rodek, Asep Tato, Ricky Biola, and Dedeng Buleng.

and their most attractive point were their instruments. pak dodong made the instruments from garbage and unused materials. that explained the name of the group, lungsuran daur can means "recycle" in english.
i read that he was a former stsi lecturer. he learns music by himself and for about 30 years he had done many experiments of making contemporary music instruments. using garbage, unused materials, and anything available around him. his instruments are mostly pentatonic (inspired by sundanese traditional music)
he also made instruments to create sound effect. inspired by the sound of the nature, he created so many unique instruments with unusual and magnificent sound. inspired by tornado winds at the states, he created instrument named tornadong (tornado wind+dong (his name))
also inspired by the tsunami that hit aceh back then in 2004, he created instrument named sagara, sagara means ocean.
he also created instrument from unbelievable and unthinkable garbage, he even made instrument from unused shaver and i once read that he made instrument from his wife's plastic bag that sounds like a fly!
he also creates instruments look like a modern instrument. one of the example is apedong. apedong stands for alat petik dodong (dodong's plucked instrument) apedong is similar with modern guitar. apedong was made from unused material of a crumpled bed and it brings sundanese laras slendro note. there is another example named bassdong (dodong's bass)

very creative, right?

i read at articles in the internet that mr.dodong and his group brings the theme of world music. and they have traveled abroad to have their music heard by all the people in the world. usually his music is collaborated with puppet show, monologue, poetry locally. but internationally, his masterpiece have been played at international folk music festival, even collaborated with orchestra playing classical pieces of mozart with his instrument named sulangsong (some kind of bamboo flute)and played piece named "La Flute Enchantee" which was organized with UNESCO in France in 2006

pak dodong's music is unlimited, he's not only playing traditional music, his instrument can also jazz, classical, pop, latin, melayu, country, and blues. he even make a masterpiece composition dedicated for Vidal Paz-his artist friend from spain- named "Kuntul Flamenco"

all the things about pak dodong inspires me so much. he said that youth must have awareness of the nature and environment protection.
the key is to be


like he said.
his word really motivated me to practice and learn music better. and to be creative in making songs and creation with anything available :)


hope someday i will have the honor to play in one stage with you, sir :D

*actually pak dodong played also at dies natalis itb at june 2009, unfortunately he played at r-ict conference while we (me, mas syarif and mba z) played at biotechnology, fine arts and other conference.
we'll meet soon pak dodong :D

Monday, 10 August 2009


hyaa! it has been a YEARS (no, actually just a month) since the last time that i've updated this blog :)

ok. i'm quite busy with my FIRST YEAR OF UNIVERSITY THINGY.
ok, as i've mentioned before i'm now officially a university student of school of life sciences and technology ITB, alhamdulillah.
unlike other university such as universitas padjajaran and some others, ITB's freshmen the holiday is completely over now :(

and we have to do loads of thing. well, re-registration, getting my KTM (student's card) getting my itb's jacket, and of course a week of orientation -well uh, tortuartion?not sure yet-
i'm enthusiastic, well.

but i'd really prefer to just start studying as soon as possible. and i think that the orientation is rather too long, although the seniors won't scold you and torture you and ask you to walk and run with a giant backpack and then camp in the mountain; but i'm surely will feel all worn off after that. and i won't be able to keep up with my current schedule, night performances, practices, etc.

but well, as a good freshman, i will just follow the orientation, i will not push myself too hard though. i don't want to miss the first lessons due to my sickness if i push myself too hard.

and, university life will start soon.
and i'm curious about how it feels to be a university student. how it feels to hop from one class to class listening to the lecturer. i wonder how calculus subject would be :p
i'm really eager to spend my lunch together with friends at canteen. gather around together with friends to do assignment or just playing all day long.
i also want to try to be a real part of the extracurricular at itb.
ISO, the student orchestra, my dream orchestra :) since the first time i played with them i already had some kind of connection, and i really want to join ISO :)
SEF, i really want to represent itb for national/international debating competition. meaning i have to work extra hard, but that's ok. maybe me, marsha, gladys, or some other friends will be on ALSA UI again (for varsity!!) and WUDC (who knows?)

i really want to work really hard!

and i also want to teach violin for children :) i want to study violin, vocal, and songwriting better. i want to have more job and earn more money (if possible, a permanent job) i want to make many songs and record that and have my own album. i want to contribute more at angsa dan serigala, and hopefully we'll soon have our own.
i also want to get a good GPA, entering microbiology major, and attending one summer school. i want to finish my study on time.
and the most important thing is to have a better love life -not to say that mine is not fabulous right now, but i really want to make my dreams in this love come true, amen!- :)

yeah, so many hopes. but i will strive and pray to fulfill those :)

i will be a bright young lady, someday :)

pray for me :)

*P.S : i will drive a car to campus, hopefully, maybe one or two months from now. but i still have no idea how to drive a car, and of course, i still hasn't got my driving license. do anyone have any idea for a good driving lesson place in bandung? with good car and friendly teacher :)


my holiday, at jogja, candi mendut, with my little brother, ilham. (geez he's almost taller than me right now!)

i really want to pose like that with the man that i really really LOVE :)

detik dan waktu!

omg, singing detik dan waktu at angsa dan serigala's performance at one esteem.
gosh. sooo.. WILD :p