GAMELAN PACIFICA PRESENTS JAVANESE ENSEMBLE MUSIC
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 7 – 8 p.m. Level 1 – Microsoft Auditorium.
Immerse yourself in the contemplative sound of the gamelan at a performance of contemporary and classical Indonesian music by Seattle ensemble Gamelan Pacifica.
Gamelan Pacifica will perform traditional and contemporary music for the Javanese gamelan. The performance will feature examples of classical “gending” (compositions) from the central Javanese repertoire associated with the cities of Surakarta and Yogyakarta in Indonesia.
The gamelan is a gong-chime percussion orchestra that originated in Indonesia. The instruments — which include a variety of drums, winds and strings — create both rich and dramatic resonance and contemplative beauty.
Composer and Cornish College professor Jarrad Powell directs Gamelan Pacifica. Joining the ensemble for this show will be Seattle vocalist Jessika Kenney and a special guest from Indonesia, Harry Purwanto, a respected musician of the Javanese gamelan.
Music of the Gamelan you can borrow from the Library.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome!