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Java Dance

Swargaloka dance troupe from Jakarta, accompanied by Gamelan Wellington’s ensembles.

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The Fall of Alengka

Joko Susilo presented the Fall of Alengka accompanied by Gamelan Padhang Moncar as part of the Out of the Suitcase Puppet Festival in Wellington.

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Capital 150 – NZSM Open House

Gamelan Padhang Moncar kicked off the Open Day of the NZ School of Music at the Beehive, part of a city-wide celebration of the 150th Birthday of Wellington as the capital of New Zealand.

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Festival of the Stars

Gamelan Padhang Moncar were pleased to perform at this all-day festival at St Patrick’s College (Kilbirnie) to assist fund-raising for their building.

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Bronze Beats

PERF 250 students’ final assessment for their NZSM course in Javanese gamelan, with Gamelan Padhang Moncar, Gamelan Taniwha Jaya and special guest, master puppeteer Dr Joko Susilo.

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Eyegum Secret House Party

A small group of musicians from Gamelan Padhang Moncar performed their inspired take on the traditional Javanese musical style at Eyegum Secret House Party Round 23 featuring Graeme Jefferies.

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Jack Body Memorial Concert

A celebration of the life of Jack Body, long-time gamelan manager and worker of wonders, was held at St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington, including performance by Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Budi S. Putra.

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Jack! Book Launch

Jack Body (1944-2015) was fundamental in the development of gamelan in New Zealand, acting as manager for the Gamelan Padhang Moncar for many years, introducing many composition students to gamelan music and fostering the composition of new works for gamelan. We were delighted to play welcoming music for the Wellington launch of this book celebrating him.

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Bali at the SE Asian Night Market 2015

GAMELAN TANIWHA JAYA with SEKAA SELONDING SEMETON (rare ancient Balinese ensemble) and dancers from Bali at the SE Asian Night Market on the Wellington Waterfront (near Te Papa).

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