I La Galigo

The story of Sureq Galigo is sometimes still shown to the people in many areas of Sulawesi in the form of a masureq- a presentation/reading of the Sureq Galigo texts with a special manner of vocal presentation. During the presentation the text is cut up or fragmented and these pieces are arranged into poetic lines, each consisting of five syllables, which are read aloud in a musical manner. 
In the original Sureq Galigo manuscript, there is sometimes mention of other rituals or events involving sound/noise, music or told which have the potential to become musical tools or to hold musical properties. On the one hand these references are restrictive ,yet on the other hand they guide, giving direction as well as inspiration to the musicians of this contemporary production.