Photo by Kumiko Lawrence
Saturday, June 29, 2013
The saluang is a bamboo flute of the Minangkabau people of Western Sumatra, Indonesia. I studied it in preparation for a performance of Randai, a martial-arts based dance-drama. It has a airy sound, dry and meditative, and requires circular breathing (breathing in through the nose while blowing out through the mouth with no break in sound). Through it I lose time.