This Saturday 6th July the Augmented Gamelan group will be performing in the front room/bar of the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of a post-concert gamelan and electronics session. This will follow a performance of a new dance drama (sendratari) choreographed by Matheus Wasi Bantolo and featuring artists from ISI Surakarta and the Southbank Gamelan Players: more information and tickets here.
The bar event is due to start around 10:30pm but this may be modified to fit the end of the event in the main hall. It’s worth getting a ticket for the main event but this will not be required for entry to the bar.
We will be playing a developed version of the set performed at Daylight Music in the Union Chapel last year and more recently at the No Dark Places Festival, featuring a blend of arrangements of traditional material and free improvisation.
Listen to the Union Chapel set here:
Also performing will be Bitwise + Madek, a gamelan and electronics duo from Galway featuring live instruments. Hear their EP Gamelan Re-imaginings here.
A PDF of the full schedule for the weekend can be found here.