As part of the Indonesian tour that took place in November 2018, OZMA carried out a two-day residency with a traditional Calung ensemble in a village near the city of Banyumas.
OZMA’s musicians were invited into their homes and were able to share their way of life for a while and discover the musical specificities of this ancestral art which combines multiple bamboo instruments (xylophones, membranophones, wind instruments..) with singing and sometimes dancing.
The music of the Calung ensemble is mainly defined by its rhythmic and melodic intertwining and its abrupt changes in tempo.
The encounter between this typical percussion ensemble, a cousin of the gamelan, and the modern jazz of OZMA resulted in a new music that was performed on 21 November in Caping park – Banyumas.
Stéphane Scharlé : drums
Édouard Séro-Guillaume : bass
Julien Soro : saxophone
Guillaume Nuss : trombone
Tam De Villiers : guitar
Ensemble Calung : drums et bamboo woodwind instruments, singing
Arthur Ower : sound recording