Sunday 29 April 2007, 1:00-3:00 pm, Dee Why Beach, Sydney.
Langen Suka Sydney Gamelan Association
Thomas Stewart, Director
Tabitha Williams, Dancer
A Performance of Javanese Gamelan Music and Dance as part of the Soundwaves – Ripple Festival, Warringah Council featuring the solo dance ‘Gambir Anom’ in Central-Java style, and a selection of traditional instrumental gamelan pieces in the pelog scale, from ‘gendhing alus’ (refined) to ‘gendhing soran’ (loud style) to ‘gendhing gecul’ (humorous).
I played the saron barung for the whole repertoire, except for Manyarsewu (in which I majorly screwed up by haphazardly hitting the gong and the kempul).
Langen Suka is grateful to the Australian Museum, the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia and the University of Sydney for the use and loan of the gamelan instruments.