Wukir Suryadi & Rully Shabara
Born in 1977 in East Java, the self-taught artist Wukir Suryadi has been involved in the arts from the age of 12, producing theater work, poetry, and short story illustrations. Together with Rully Shabara, he formed the experimental music duo Senyawa. Suryadi has been involved in the Instrument Builders Project since its first iteration in 2013.
Rully Shabara was born in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia in May, 1982. He is interested in exploring the human voice as a medium of creation and oral traditions. In the duo Senyawa he explores vocal range and textures, while he develops conceptual music in the band Zoo. He has delivered workshops around the globe that focus on using the human voice as a rich resource to explore primal expression and improvisation, and has collaborated with many notable international musicians and artists such as Keiji Haino, Stephen O`Malley, Otomo Yoshihide, Rabih Beaini, Damo Suzuki, Bob Ostertag, Yoshida Tatsuya, Trevor Dunn, Arrington DeDionyso, Justin Vernon, Jon Sass, DJ Sniff, Daisuke Fuwa and Greg Fox.