A performance of premières, as part of Du Yun Curates: The New Java and Shanghai at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Sunday 20 January 2019.
Gusti Komin Darta: Anxiety (World première)
Robert Campion: Cathedral Grove (London première), for bass flute and gamelan
Iwan Gunawan: Lalamba (UK première)
The International Gamelan Festival takes place in Solo Indonesia from 9-16 August 2018.
SbGP will be joining groups from Indonesia and around the world for the Homecoming Festival in Java.
SbGP perform with dhalang Ki Sujarwo Joko Prehatin in the International Gamelan Music Festival Munich on 16 June 2018.
The main performance is a five-hour wayang kulit telling the story of Jarasandha. It is preceded by a short afternoon shadow puppet show for children with the story of Dewa Ruci.
The 2nd Kassel International Gamelan Festival takes place from 22 -25 November 2018.
Southbank Gamelan Players perform a programme of traditional and new music from Java on Saturday 24th in the Kulturbahnhof Südflügel.
The group has recently been working with Indonesian composer Iwan Gunawan and is delighted to be performing his piece Lalamba.
For more information and the full festival programme, see https://www.gamelan-kassel.com/2-internationales-gamelan-festival-2018/
Southbank Gamelan Players will be performing with Plaid once again as part of the CAFe Budapest (Contemporary Arts Festival).
Tickets are available here: CAFe Budapest site.
Photo by Julia Murphy
Building upon our recent performance at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij in Amsterdam, we will present an evening of “Gamelantronics”. The programme features Rubber Time, developed in collaboration with Plaid and Dr Rahayu Supanggah, alongside a range of compositions by members of the group: Eternity Bleeps, Charlotte Pugh and Charles Matthews, Augmented Gamelan, and Malcolm Milner.
A review and video relating to the Amsterdam performance can be found here: http://www.nieuwenoten.nl/?p=2183
Members of Southbank Gamelan Players will be playing as a gadhon (chamber) ensemble on Monday 9 May for a lunchtime recital at St Thomas’ Hospital. This is part of a free series of lunchtime performances organised by Breathe Arts Health Research – a brilliant charity and scheme to bring music to hospitals to benefit patients, staff and visitors. The performance will take place in the Central Hall at 1pm.
Southbank Gamelan players continue their collaboration with Plaid at Muziekgebouw Amsterdam on the 22nd May, featuring development of the piece Rubber Time written with Dr Rahayu Supanggah in 2011.
Plaid featuring the South Bank Gamelan from Ben Dowden on Vimeo.
The programme also features new works for gamelan and electronics by members of the Southbank Gamelan Players, including Eternity Bleeps, Augmented Gamelan, Malcolm Milner, and a new collaboration by Charlotte Pugh and Charles Matthews.
Tickets and more information available here.
Fri 21 Aug 10pm, Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Gamelan Players perform intricate Javanese classical repertoire, court dance, popular Indonesian songs and experimental music by UK composers.
See the full programme.
Highlights from this performance are now available on YouTube thanks to Junji Kawarazaki:
Members of Southbank Gamelan Players are excited to be involved in this project.
PULSE, commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society, brings together British/Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova and Scottish film-maker Ruth Paxton to create a new score and film for the PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial in 2014, one of 20 new commissions selected from over 130 proposals.
The King’s College Chapel Cambridge 17th June 10pm
Hear the wonderfully rich and resonant tones of the Javanese gamelan – an orchestra of almost a hundred bronze gongs and metallophones from Indonesia which, in the wonderful acoustic of King’s College Chapel, is sure to sound mesmerising.
This is a diverse programme that celebrates a rich, living tradition: classical music from the royal courts of Java is heard alongside 20th Century Javanese compositions and the world première of Cathedral Grove for bass flute and gamelan, composed by Cambridge-based composer and master gamelan musician, Robert Campion.
For this very special concert the Cambridge Gamelan Group will be joined by members of Southbank Gamelan Players, Ensemble-in-Residence at London’s Southbank Centre.