Jan 30, 2007
Forum-7 is a group of Yogyakarta volunteers that consist of 7 personil with variaous educational and experienced background. Before join in as Forum-7 member, part of them are volunteers with no personal or business interests in the disaster recovery. At first they have supported by six publishers which called Yogya Bangkit (Yogya Recovery).
September 2006 we have gathered 20 musicians and start to run a rehersal at Sanggar Bagong Kussudiarjo Bantul. Forum-7 got some facilities like, studio for rehersal, gamelan and recording studio. The musicians were practised three gendhings that consist of two as a standard song and the other one arranged by themselves which to expressed the impression of their experienced of the disaster. At the end of a week of the rehersal they were recorded in DVD.
November 2006 the similar musicians run a rehersal again in the same place for live recording and broadcasted by the RRI (Radio of the Republic of Indonesia) Yogyakarta. We have documented this program in CD audio.
Januari 2007 we donated some fund for two karawitan groups in Pundong and Bambanglipuro. The fund means as a stimulus for the weekly karawitan activities which halted after the disaster.
March 2007 we plan to perform the new music composition by 5 composers and will be held at the “Beringin Sukarno” venue in the area of Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta. Most of the musicians that will participate in these event are the survivors.
Mei 2007 to commemorate a year of the Yogyakarta disaster we plan to collaborating the musicians (Forum-7) with the kethoprak artist (Yogya Bangkit) and held the performance (date and place come afterward).