Our regular poet and dalang master Bilawa returns with 'At home, waiting'.
Author: Bilawa Respati
Bilawa Ade Respati is a member of the Gamelan ensemble Arum Sih (Bremen) and Lindhu Raras (Berlin); performing both the classical Javanese music, as well as modern work composed for the gamelan. He focuses on the Gender instrument, and the reciting the classic Javanese song-poem (Tembang). Some past projects are the shadow puppet performance “Kidung Panji Biyung Bibi” with the group Seni Wayang Jantur and Lindhu Raras (2018), and a program of modern music for Javanese Gamelan “Main Bersama-sama” with the ensemble Arum Sih as part of the International Gamelan Festival München (2018). Since 2018 he started collaborating with a long-time friend Ariel William Orah in an electronic-acoustic duo, presenting their work "Lingkar: SumarahXSenggama" in Berlin. His current conceptual interests are the philosophy of suffering and the revaluation of traditional rites and myths in contemporary everyday life.
The GLASSHOUSE – Pt01
Regular contributor Bilawa Respati, submits the first of his two-part series.
The GLASSHOUSE – Pt02
Whenever my mother had a nightmare, I would come to her bedroom and kiss her on her forehead.
Living a Double Life
Bilawa makes a call for moral flexibility, to buttress against polarization.