Wayang Kulit

Wayang Kulit

Saturday 25 November 2023, 7pm Upper Hutt Library Gamelan Padhang Moncar accompanied Ki Joko Susilo who presented the story of Ciptaning through traditional Javanese wayang kulit. The space at the Upper Hutt Library in Fergusson Drive was packed out.   Performers: Budi S. Putra (musical director), Megan Collins, Marie Direen, Judith Exley, Desi Haliyati, Jo Hilder, Alisa Hogan, Josh Hyslop, Mike Jones, Faris Fairusham, Hasil Maksud, Paul Nuttall, Greg Street, Eddie Ramirez     Thanks to the following organisations for their support:      ...
Tombo Ati

Tombo Ati

Friday 13 October 2023, 7pm Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington Kelburn Campus Music can be a medicine to calm our heart - Tombo ati. Our annual end of year concert featured Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya. Programme: Macapat: Dhandanggula Tlutur – Budi Putra and Briar Prastiti (vocals), Tristan Carter (violin), Nick Hancox (viola) Rabab Pasisia Selatan – Megan Collins (rabab Pasisia Selatan) Ladrang Ubaya Pelog Lima  – Gamelan Padhang Moncar Baris – Gamelan Taniwha Jaya Seketi – Gamelan Taniwha Jaya Lelagon Ojo Dipleroki Pelog Nem – Gamelan Padhang Moncar Lelagon Prahu Layar Pelog Nem – Gamelan Padhang Moncar Cendrawasih - Gamelan Taniwha Jaya Sapta Pesona/Nusantara Indah (opera gamelan) – Gamelan Padhang Moncar Jabalan (Javanese and Balinese Gamelan) and tembang – Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Gamelan Taniwha...
2022 Student Gamelan Recital

2022 Student Gamelan Recital

Friday 14 October, 7pm @ the Adam Concert Room (NZ School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington) The 2022 students of Javanese gamelan (PERF255) at the NZ School of Music presented their final recital with support from Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya, performing Lancaran Samiran slendro manyura, Lancaran Lumaris slendro manyura, and Ladrang Tedak Saking - Sampak Asmaramurka pelog barang. This concert also included a Balinese dance (Tari Pendet) performed by Hawa Matthews and Ruliyati Dewi with live music from Gamelan Taniwha Jaya, led by I Wayan Gde...
Eternal Glory of Friendship

Eternal Glory of Friendship

Saturday, 24 September, 2pm St John’s in the City, Cnr Willis and Dixon Streets Gamelan Padhang Moncar presented a programme of traditional style Javanese gamelan music, including “Nusantara Indah”, a composition by Dedek Wahyudi, a prominent Javanese gamelan composer. Free...
Nelson Tuku22 Heritage Festival

Nelson Tuku22 Heritage Festival

11 June 2022 Gamelan Padhang Moncar provided live music at an Indonesian cultural day of events at the Saxton Oval Pavilion in Nelson as part of Nelson’s Tuku22 Heritage Festival. This included background music provided for a morning batik workshop and a more formal musical presentation at the evening dinner event. This event was organised by IndoNelson with support from the Indonesian Embassy (KBRI), Nelson City Council, Multicultural Nelson Tasman, the Department of Internal Affairs and Denaya...
Gamelan Aotearoa

Gamelan Aotearoa

Monday 31 May 2021, 6pm at the National Library, Molesworth St, Wellington (Ground floor foyer - Te Ahumairangi) - FREE Lilburn Research Fellow, Dr Anton Killin, introduced a concert of New Zealand compositions for Javanese gamelan, set in context with traditional and contemporary Javanese gamelan music. Music was performed by Wellington’s Gamelan Padhang Moncar (Budi Putra, Director). Rupert Snook & Josh Hyslop performing Balinese rindik Anton Killin presenting Gabrielle Young Gamelan Padhang Moncar in the National Library Dr Anton Killin is the Lilburn Research Fellow, 2021, based at the National Library of New Zealand. His research will focus on cross-cultural music composition in New Zealand relating to the use of Indonesian gamelan. Gamelan has been a significant cultural influence on New Zealand composers since it was introduced. Since gamelan first arrived in New Zealand in 1975, many New Zealand composers have been inspired to write works for the ensemble including David Farquhar (1928-2007), Judith Exley, Megan Collins, and Lilburn Fellow Anton Killin, whose pieces featured in this concert, along with that of Indonesian composer Dedek Wayhudi and US composer Lou Harrison (1917-2003)....