The Senses

Music

There’s no better place to indulge your senses than at “The Senses”. Set to take place at The Habitat Penang Hill’s Curtis Crest alongside George Town Festival 2021, “The Senses” offers an all-round sensorial experience in the one-of-a-kind concert amidst Penang’s 130-million-year-old rainforest, 800 metres above sea level. Get ready to be blown away by Sarawak-based multidisciplinary artist Alena Murang, who will be joined by Joshua Maran on guitar, Herman Ramanado on bass guitar, and Jimmy Chong on drums. In another segment of the programme, “Nusantrik”, soundscape duo Kicau-Bilau, performing artists Wak Kang and Mislina Mustaffa and visual artist Mulo will translate the diverse culture and tradition of the Nusantara (Malay Archipelago) into an unforgettable performance of sounds, sights and light. Best of all, audiences can take a walk at the renowned tree top walk (which is the highest viewing point in Penang) to take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of Penang island and beyond.

Alena Murang

Alena Murang is an artist from Sarawak who delves into Sarawakian culture throughout her work; playing the “sape”, singing in the endangered “Kenyah” & “Kelabit” languages and dances the hornbill dance. She writes songs, performs, teaches and paints, making her a multidisciplinary artist. She aims to improve and deepen Malaysians’ understanding of Dayak culture as well as to encourage others to learn about their own heritage and to showcase traditional music as contemporary and relevant. Alena Murang and the band have recently released a new album, “Sky Songs”. She will be joined by Joshua Maran on guitar, Herman Ramanado on bass guitar, and Jimmy Chong on drums at George Town Festival 2021.

Nusantrik by Kicau-Bilau

“Nusantrik” is an improvisational performance of live soundscape, contemporary dance and visual projections performed by soundscape duo Kicau-Bilau, performing artists Wak Kang and Mislina Mustaffa and visual artist Mulo. Anchored by the soothing sounds of angklung and guitar by Kicau-Bilau, accompanied by a form of contemporary dance by Wak Kang and Mislina Mustaffa and Mulo’s visual projection on layers of fabric, these collaborating artists bring elements of Malay culture to their repertoires in a contemporary context. Just like the music, the body movements and visuals respond in spontaneity to the sounds and surroundings. The sessions are site-specific, impromptu and arbitrary. “Nusantrik” (which is a combination of two Malay words: Nusantara and eksentrik) intends to translate the diverse culture and tradition of the Nusantara (Malay Archipelago) into an unforgettable performance of sounds, sights and light. In a nutshell, it is a showcase of Nusantara’s eccentricity you would not want to miss.

Postponed until further notice

Date:

11 July 2021

Time:

7.30pm - 10.00pm

Venue:

The Habitat Penang Hill

Ticket Prices:

RM56, RM70, RM224

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