Category Archives: Electric bonang

Interactive Augmented Gamelan

by Charles Matthews on July 28, 2016, no comments

This interactive version of the Augmented Gamelan setup was presented at Hackoustic Festival in July 2016. Using a special version of Pipilan (software developed in Max/MSP for composing with gamelan and electronics), visitors were invited to write in sequences to be elaborated upon by a virtual ensemble. The sequences were translated into sound and light […]

Sonic Arts Forum at the Sonophilia Festival, Lincoln

by Charles Matthews on November 19, 2014, no comments

In October I took the electric bonang setup to a Sonic Arts Forum meeting as part of the Sonophilia Festival in Lincoln. I gave a brief presentation followed by an improvisation using four suspended pencon and transducers. The patch used was created specially for this performance as a continuation of the ideas developed in Solo. […]

Electric bonang noise performance in Surakarta

by Charles Matthews on July 19, 2014, no comments

In July 2014 I performed a solo improvisation as part of a noise event in Surakarta. There were twelve acts playing in total. I saw this as a challenge to move away from the more delicate arrangements of traditional material I’ve been working on in recent years. Click here to watch an improvisation recorded the […]