UWaterloo Balinese Gamelan and Grebel Community Gamelan
with Balinese Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta
On the island of Bali, Indonesia there is a plethora of musical ensembles called gamelan, the local term for a set of instruments made primarily of bronze or bamboo. The UWaterloo Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College is home to a gamelan semara dana consisting of bronze gongs and metallophones, drums, and bamboo flutes.
Balinese gamelan reflects a spirit of interaction. The music is characterized by a structural framework marked by gongs, rapid-fire interlocking parts that elaborate upon a core melody, and tightly coordinated sudden shifts in tempo and dynamics. This evening's concert features thirty players from the UWaterloo Balinese Gamelan and Grebel Community Gamelan.
This end of term concert showcases what they have learned. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and try the instruments yourself at the end of the concert. Come experience a unique world of shimmering melodies and energetic rhythms!
Interview with I Dewa Made Suparta
Pendet with Giovani Gracianti, Keiko Ninomiya Traditional
Sari Anom with Keiko Ninomiya Gde Manik
Brayut & Rebong featuring Gamelan Gender Wayang (Chamber Gamelan) Traditional
Jagul Traditional, arranged by I Wayan Beratha
Kosalia Arini I Wayan Beratha
***** INTERMISSION *****
Cecanangan I Dewa Ketut Alit & I Dewa Made Suparta
New Creations featuring student compositions
Gending Bawak - Kasia Czarski
Neng, Nung, and Nang - Tina Park
Disorder - Mitchell Rushton
48 - Dave Ellis
Ecliptic - Andrew Beltaos
Riding A Bike, Being Chased by a Goose - Stephen Robins
Panca - Devin Hilliker
Sekar Jepun Wayan Gandera
Best spot to park: Grebel, and walk over the bridge to Theatre of the Arts.