Jogjakarta's Senyawa embodies the aural elements of traditional Indonesian music whilst exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions. Their sound is comprised of Rully Shabara's deft extended vocal techniques and Wukir Suryadi's modern-primitive instrumentation. Their music strikes a perfect balance between their avant-garde influences and cultural heritage to create truly contemporary Indonesian new music.
Senyawa have performed at many notable festivals and underground clubs such as MONA FOMA Festival in Tasmania, Malmo Sommarscen Festival in Sweden, Salihara Literature Festival in Jakarta, Art Basel Switzerland, Café Oto in London, Copenhagen Jazz House Denmark, CTM Festival in Berlin, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, UNSOUND Festival Poland, The Lab San Francisco, Eaux Claires Festival WA, and OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival in China.
They have collaborated and performed with many notable musicians such as Yoshida Tatsuya, Otomo Yoshihide, Keiji Haino, Jon Sass, Justin Vernon and Trevor Dunn. In 2012 they completed a film in collaboration with French filmmaker Vincent Moon.