Monday, October 6, 2008
They come, they see, and they scare! Khuruksetra shows one of its best ever performance in front of 500 unprepared Melbourne crowd with its "Syair Jayabaya" sound and visual art performance.
"I thought they were here to scare people away," Abelian Yodha, Junior Consulate of Indonesian Consulate General Melbourne, said.
After its 20 minutes performance that comes with pitch black environment, dark ambient, and a scream of a Javanese soul, Khuruksetra gets mixed response from the audience. One believes that Khuruksetra is performing a Satanic ritual and outraged by its performance.
"This is the kind of response that we're expected from the audience, we are not here to make friends, we are here to make a statement about our music and our performance," Mikael Mirdad said.
Khuruksetra is an experimental art project from Sydney, and asked about its history, Danif Pradana said, "It's all started when I explored the idea of 'Surrealist Automatic Feedback'."
With Melbourne as a stepping stone, Khuruksetra has a long road ahead them. "This is just the beginning, we are playing with different concept on different performances, and our next goal would be playing in Bali as part of our cultural expedition," Mr. Pradana said.
With Melbourne in its past, Khuruksetra is preparing for a bigger stage in its journey, and so should the audience. Warning! The Omen of Khuruksetra is haunting the world.
More to come on Khuruksetra..
Grand Hyatt Ballroom
Sunday, 5 October 2008.