Free Intro Workshop – Balinese Gamelan

Free Intro Workshop – Balinese Gamelan

Wednesday 13 March, 6-7pm in the Asia-Pacific Music Studio (MS303) at the New Zealand School of Music (Gate 7, Kelburn campus) This one-off workshop was led by experienced members of Gamelan Taniwha Jaya – the Balinese gamelan housed at NZSM, brought to NZ by Gareth Farr. The perfect number of participants (about 18) learned about the instruments, how the music is put together and played a short section of a traditional piece, Baris....
50th Anniversary Concert & Workshop

50th Anniversary Concert & Workshop

Te Papa, Wellington Foyer, Level 2 Sun 10 Mar 2024, 10.30–1.30 We kicked off celebrations of our 50th anniversary of the arrival of gamelan in Aotearoa with performances and public workshops at Te Papa. Gamelan arrived in New Zealand in 1974, when ethnomusicologist Allan Thomas brought a centuries-old gamelan set of instruments from Cirebon on the north coast of West Java. Check out our history page for more information.  Fifty years later (2024) the gamelan has become an integral part of what is now New Zealand School of Music Te Kōki at Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka. From those beginnings in the mid-70s, there are currently at least six active gamelan ensembles throughout New Zealand. Programme of the day: 10.30am–11.00am: Short intro concert 11.15am–12.00pm: Workshop (booking required) 12.30pm–1.30pm: Concert and hands-on opportunities Performers: Budi S. Putra (director), Megan Collins, Marie Direen, Judith Exley, Faris Fairusham, Desi Haliyati, Jo Hilder, Alisa Hogan, Josh Hyslop, Mike Jones, Hasil Maksud, Paul Nuttall, Eddie Ramirez, Greg Street Supported by the Indonesian Embassy in...