Gamelan Taniwha Jaya covered the winning song at the 2014 Silver Scroll awards, arranged by Gareth Farr, with Johnny Marks on vocals.
Our fourth tour to Indonesia and 3rd appearance at the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival. Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya presented new works by Gareth Farr, Briar Prastiti and others in a busy programme of concerts in Java and Bali.
In 2012, Gamelan Taniwha Jaya collaborated with local electronic band, Minuit, to perform arrangements of some of their best-known songs, arranged by Jason Erskine.
Gamelan Padhang Moncar (Java) and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya ( Bali ) presented a programme selected by Jack Body to celebrate his 30 years of teaching at Victoria University/NZSchool of Music.
Celebrated transgender dancer, Didik Nini Thowok, performed with us twice in New Zealand: in 2008 as part of the 10th anniversary of Te Papa and in 2004 in ‘A Night to Remember’, as well as in the 2007 Yoygakarta Gamelan Festival.
Acclaimed master of Balinese masked dance, I NYOMAN SUKERTA combined with local artists to reinterpret Shakespeare’s famous text in this cross-cultural multi-media music-theatre.
Our third tour to Indonesia and second appearance at the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival (this time including our Balinese gamelan for the first time), presenting a full programme of brand new works by New Zealand composers for gamelan.