Our student Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Andy Channing, performs a lunchtime concert of the beautiful music of the Indonesian percussion orchestra.
Please note, this event is free to attend, but seats are limited, so please do sign up to attend, via the 'register now' button above.
A Central Javanese gamelan consists primarily of tuned gongs, various metallophones and drums. Traditionally, its music often accompanies dance or shadow puppet theatre (wayang kulit). The music ranges from soft and delicate to powerful and stark.
The particular iron and brass gamelan featured in this afternoon's performance is named Sekar Enggal. It was made by the late Suhirjan of Yogyakarta, Central Java, in the late 1980s. It has been housed at City, University of London since 1991.
City is the home of several regional varieties of gamelan, including Javanese, Sundanese and Balinese sets. Our Balinese ensemble will also be performing on the evening of 4th April 2022.
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