1-21 July 2013

Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya toured Indonesia presenting new works by Gareth Farr, Briar Prastiti, Jason Erskine, Anton Killin, Jack Hooker, Tristan Carter, Megan Collins and Annika Naschitski.

Listen to Jack Body and Gareth Farr talking about the tour on Radio New Zealand Concert.

We performed a programme of new compositions at the Yogyakarta International Gamelan Festival (Sunday 7 July). We also participated in a number of joint concerts at schools and universities in Yogya, Solo and Malang, and performed at the Car-Free Day in Solo on Sunday 14 July.

3a GTJ In Bali

Gamelan Taniwha Jaya in Bali

Gamelan Taniwha Jaya debuted in Bali at Bentara Budaya Bali on Thursday 18 July performing new compositions for Balinese Gong Kebyar in a joint concert with Gamelan Gita Asmara (from Canada) and Wrdhi Swaram and Salukat (from Bali).

The tour was led by Budi Putra (our director) and Jack Body (our manager).


  • Tues 2 July - Gamelan Padhang Moncar Concert - Anjungan Jawa Tengah, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah 1pm-2:30pm
  • Sat 6 July - Gamelan Padhang Moncar Joint concert - Universitas Gajah Mada, Yogyakarta, 1-3pm
  • Sun 7 July - Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya concert at Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival (evening)
  • Wed 10 July - Gamelan Padhang Moncar Joint concert - SMPN 10 Solo (intermediate school) - 8-10pm
  • Thur 11 July - Gamelan Padhang Moncar Joint concert - SMKN (Arts high school), Solo - 8-10pm
  • Sun 14 July - Gamelan Padhang Moncar Concert at Car Free Day, Slamet Riyadi, Solo (early morning)
  • Mon 15 July - Gamelan Padhang Moncar Joint concert with University of Malang at UNIBRAW (evening), Malang
  • Thur 18 July - Gamelan Taniwha Jaya Joint concert at Bentara Budaya Bali (Gianyar, Bali) (evening)

Gamelan Padhang Moncar members: Budi Putra (director), Stephanie Cairns, Tristan Carter, Marie Direen, Jason Erskine, Carina Esguerra, Judith Exley, Jo Hilder, Alisa Hogan, Jack Hooker, Hayden Isaac, Michael Jones, Anton Killin, Annika Naschitzki, Helen O’Rourke, Briar Prastiti, Greg Street, Pippa Strom, Clare Tattersall.

Gamelan Taniwha Jaya members: Gareth Farr (director), Stephanie Cairns, Tristan Carter, Jason Erskine, Carina Esguerra, Jo Hilder, Jack Hooker, Michael Jones, Anton Killin, Briar Prastiti, Budi Putra, Greg Street, Svenda Strom, Clare Tattersall.

Acknowledgements: Gamelan Padhang Moncar would like to acknowledge the following institutions and individuals for their support of our tour to Indonesia:

Institutions: Personal:
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand School of Music
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Embassy of New Zealand in Jakarta
Department of Tourism and Cultures of Yogyakarta
The Local Government of Solo City
Mrs Lyna Samosir
Ash and Margaret Henderson
Prof Samino and Family
Mr. Ferry Sutedja
Mr. I Gusti Nengah Nurata
Mr. I Wayan Yudane
Bali Masari Villa and Spa
Bentara Budaya Bali (BBB)
Gadjah Mada University of Yogyakarta
University of Brawijaya of Malang
Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival (YGF)
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah - Anjungan Jawa Tengah
Padi Resort Malang
SMP N 10 Surakarta
SMK N 8 Surakarta
Wayang Wong Sri Wedari
PT Sri Rejeki Isman
Omah Sinten Restaurant
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