A weekend of Indonesian music, dance and puppetry 6-7 July 2013 Celebrate 25 years of gamelan (Indonesian percussion orchestra) at Southbank Centre. A packed weekend of free and ticketed events showcases traditional and new music for gamelan with dance, puppetry and electronics. Join us as we shine a spotlight on the international gamelan community.
6-7 June 2013
Museo d’Arte Orientale – MAO
Southbank Gamelan Players present three programmes drawing on the many gamelan traditions of Java, from the refined and richly contemplative sacred court music, to intimate chamber music, from popular street song to exuberant folk traditions.
Music of the Royal Courts of Central Java – Friday 7 June, 6pm
Folk traditions from the regions of Java – Friday 7 June, 9pm
Family workshop and concert – Saturday 8 June 3pm
From court to village: Gamelan music of Java – Saturday 8 June, 9pm
A selection of pieces from the concert of 8 June will be broadcast on RAI 3 in the autumn.
Southbank Gamelan Players will be performing repertoire from Javanese wayang kulit (shadow puppet theatre) and more alongside other groups involved in the gamelan programme at the Southbank Centre.
Southbank Gamelan Players perform alongside groups from around the UK and beyond including an all night wayang performance and masterclass with Bp Aloysius Suwardi.
Further details: http://www.york.ac.uk/music/conferences/gathering-of-the-gamelans/
Southbank Gamelan Players perform a programme of Javanese gamelan music to open the Indonesia Kontemporer 2011 day of events at SOAS, University of London (Room G2).
Further details: http://www.artiuk.com/programme.html
DATES FOR 2010
Southbank Gamelan Players and Plaid tour.
Electro-alchemists Plaid blend their trademark sound with the mesmerising textures and rhythms of a Javanese gamelan orchestra. Gamelan has influenced so much western electronic, from Aphex Twin to Kode9, but both genres have never before shared the same stage, until now.
Commissioned by Southbank Centre as part of Ether 2009, Electronic Music Duo Plaid
worked with Artist in Residence Rahayu Supanggah and Ensemble in Residence Southbank Gamelan Players to create an exciting collaboration of gamelan and electronic music which was premiered in April 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
SbGP and Plaid have since been developing this piece and embark on a tour starting in June 2010.
- June 4: Bexhill
De la Warr Pavilion
tel: 01424 229111 or www.dlwp.com
- June 10: Bristol
tel: 0117 917 2300 or www.qujunktions.com
- June 11: Birmingham
tel: 0121 446 3232 or www.capsule.org.uk
- September 29: Gateshead
tel: 0191 443 4661 or www.thesagegateshead.org
- September 30: Leeds
Howard Assembly Room
tel: 0844 848 2727 or www.operanorth.co.uk
- October 1: Oxford
tel: 01865 305305 or www.ocmevents.org
- October 8: London
tel: 0870 264 3333 or www.seetickets.com
Click here to read a review of the original Plaid & Southbank Gamelan Players performance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2009.
Saturday 28 November 2009 7.30pm
Birth, Death and Marriage: A Journey through life in Javanese Music and Dance
South Bank Gamelan Players make a welcome return to Manchester with a concert centered around the Javanese form of sung poetry called måcåpåt.
10pm: Wayang Kulit
In the informal surroundings of the RNCM Café Bar, this exciting English language performance of traditional Javanese shadow puppetry, accompanied by full gamelan, will fill the night with ancient wisdom and topical humour.
Box Office: 0161 907 5555
To hear music visit the Southbank Gamelan Players Alterhit page
Saturday 13 June 2009, 6.30pm
BP Lecture Theatre
Dancer Ni Made Pujawati and the Southbank Gamelan Players present music and dance from the royal courts of Central Java.
Saturday 6 June 2009, 7.30pm
Following a stunning show in the Gala Theatre last year, Musicon welcomes back Europe’s formost Gamelan group. From exuberant folk traditions to the refinement of the Javanese royal courts: Southbank Gamelan Players, Ensemble in Residence at London Southbank Centre, presents a rich and varied programme of music from Central Java.
Saturday 18 April 2009, 7.30pm
Plaid, Supanggah and Southbank Gamelan Players – Queen Elizabeth Hall
Featuring Southbank Gamelan Players playing Supanggah’s music in a pre-concert set in the hall, followed by sets from electronica duo Plaid, and a collaboration between Plaid, Supanggah and Southbank Gamelan Players.