Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, Dunedin

Dunedin celebrated 20 years of having its own Javanese gamelan with a weekend festival featuring talks, performances and workshops, masterminded by Pak Joko Susilo, director of Puspawarna Gamelan and dhalang extraordinaire.

Members of Gamelan Padhang Moncar contributed with talks by Gareth Farr, Megan Collins who delivered the Keynote Address and Briar Prastiti.  Other regions of New Zealand and Australia were also represented.

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Saturday 22 August

Seminars – Black/Sale House  (Music Department, University of Otago)

  • 10am - Official welcome
  • 10:30am - coffee break
  • 11am - Keynote speech: Dr Megan Collins (manager of Gamelan Padhang Moncar)
  • 12 noon - Lunch
  • 1pm - Gamelan in Australasia: Henry Johnson (University of Otago); Ilona Wright (University of Melbourne)
  • 2pm - Gamelan Composition: Gareth Farr (Wellington); Anthony Ritchie (Otago)
  • 3pm - Afternoon tea
  • 3:30pm - The World of Gamelan: Miranda Adams (Auckland); David Kotlowy (Adelaide)

Concert ($15 adult/kids free) - Allen Hall Theatre

7pm - featuring Javanese dance, compositions for gamelan and music from Gamelan Padhang Moncar

Sunday 23 August

Workshops - Allen Hall Theatre

Concert ($15 adult/kids free) - Allen Hall Theatre

5pm - featuring dance, music from Gamelan Puspawarna with guest artists, and a short wayang kulit show (shadow puppets): “Babat Alas”.