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.
Recently tutors from the Southbank Gamelan Players spent time with members of the Arsenal football squad as part of the team’s preparations for the upcoming Asia tour. Tutors John Pawson and Manuel Jimenez shared information on collection of instruments and gave a background to their historical and cultural significance in Javanese culture.
The results have been made into a small promotional clip for the team. If you listen carefully there is in fact a relationship between the notes used in the gamelan and the football chant which fades in at the end. Enjoy.
Sunday 9th December 2012
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.
Further details: http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/series/gamelan-christmas-chimes
Learn more about shadow puppet repertoire here.
26th – 29th April 2012
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/
Saturday 15 October 2011, 11.15
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.
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