An extravaganza not to be missed!
This is a concert of new music for gamelan in combination with an assortment of wonderful and rarely heard instruments including the sheng (Chinese mouth organ), gambus (Indonesian lute), guzheng (Chinese zither) along with traditional Western classical instruments.
The concerts will feature newly composed works by:
"Jack Body":http://www.jackbody.com and "Wayan Yudane":http://www.gamelan.org.nz/Yudane.html (collaborative work), "Helen Bowater":http://sounz.org.nz/contributor/composer/1014, "Irwansjah Harahap":http://suarasama.wordpress.com/, "John Psathas":http://sounz.org.nz/contributor/composer/1017, "Ross Harris":http://sounz.org.nz/contributor/composer/1049, "Gareth Farr":http://sounz.org.nz/contributor/composer/1040, Leon DeLorenzo, "David Sanders":http://sounz.org.nz/contributor/composer/1249, "Megan Collins":http://www.gamelan.org.nz/Megan%20Collins.html, Andrzej Nowicki, Thomas Lambert, "John Rae":http://www.johnrae.biz/, "Shen Nalin":http://sounz.org.nz/contributor/composer/1684, "Anton Killin":http://sounz.org.nz/contributor/composer/1749.
More information can be found at www.gamelan.org.nz.
Performers will include: Wang Zheng-Ting (China/Australia) on Chinese sheng (mouth organ); Irwansyah Harahap ( Indonesia ) on Indonesian gambus (lute); Rithaony Hutajulu ( Indonesia ) vocal; NZ String Quartet; John Rae, as well as Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya.
This programme is being curated by Jack Body to celebrate his 30 years of teaching at Victoria University/NZSM. Jack has had a long fascination with Indonesian gamelan, and some of his compositions show its influence. He has lectured at Victoria University/NZSM since 1980. Prior to that (1976-77) he was a guest lecturer at the Akademic Musik Indonesia in Yogyakarta.
Gong Crazy is a project kindly supported by: Indonesian Embassy; New Zealand School of Music; Victoria University of Wellington; Creative New Zealand; Australian High Commission; Wellington City Council; Asia:NZ Foundation.
October 3, 2009 8:00PM
Adam Concert Room
Tickets: $25/$15 concession
Bookings: email@example.com or phone 04 463-5233, ext 8960.