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May292013

Friday 31 May: Balinese Gamelan - traditional and new works

The Balinese gamelan ensemble I play in is presenting a concert this Friday in Northcote. In addition to several traditional works, the program includes my piece Cold Surfaces.

"Gamelan DanAnda presents an evening of traditional works and new creations for (and incorporating) Balinese percussion ensembles. Ranging from 2 to 20 musicians, Gamelan is the essential cooperative music. A must-see (& hear) phenomenon for all musicians, composers and lovers of wonderful sounds."

Cold Surfaces is written for a replica (unordained) set of Slonding, a sacred ensemble of the indigenous Bali Aga villages. It references my knowledge of the characteristics of traditional Slonding repertoire, while using notation to describe non-standard pitch material and rhythmic patterns.

There will also be new works by Graeme Croft and Toby Brodel.

Northcote Uniting Church, 8pm Friday 31 May, $10/7.
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