Sunday October 14, 2012

Old Town Hall, Wellington

Indonesian Fair Java Cropped

Gamelan Padhang Moncar presented a new work, NUSATANARA INDAH (The Beauty of Islands,) composed by Dedek Wahyudi, a well known Javanese musician who created many new gamelan works in the late 1990s. The work combined new gamelan pieces and songs into an opera ensemble, all in the pelog scale.

Gamelan Taniwha Jaya, our sister Balinese ensemble, also performed two works in the Gong Kebyar style and composed in the early 20th century by one of the most famous Balinese composers, I Wayan Lotring: Kompyang and Sekar Gendot.