Gamelan DanAnda studio will open its doors for a day of traditional music performances and hands-on workshops for all ages*
Come and listen to the mesmerising sounds of Balinese 'Gamelan' music in nearby sub-sub-tropical Thornbury. From bamboo to bronze, hear drums, chimes and gongs, all in the space of one afternoon. See the schedule for your chance to have a real hands-on Balinese music making experience. No passport required!
*children welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
OPEN DAY SCHEDULE - Sunday, June the 18th
2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm - short gamelan performances
2:15, 3:15 & 4:15 - hands-on workshops - all welcome.
No bookings required.
443-447 St Georges Rd, Thornbury, 3071
All welcome to drop in and check out the free activities anytime from 2pm to 5pm.
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Proudly supported by the Darebin City Council's Community Support Program
Generously supported by Victorian Multicultural Commission and Victorian Government (Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship)
Come and experience the shimmering sounds of Balinese music & dance by the Yarra River… Led by a visiting Balinese master musician, Melbourne ensemble Gamelan DanAnda brings to life the mesmerising sound of Bali's bronze percussion orchestra. Featuring stunning performances by dancers from Widyaluvtari. It's outdoors, family friendly, and FREE!
This project is supported by the City of Melbourne 2016 arts grants program.
Where : Red Stair Amphitheatre, Southbank
When : From 7.30pm to 10pm. 25th November 2016
Contact : email@example.com
Tickets : Free outdoor performance, no bookings required
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/1810425592503146/
Website - www.gamelan.com.au
GDA will be working intensively with a guest Balinese master teacher from 14th November to the 5th of December.
Pande “Yande” Mardiana is a leading light in the younger generation of Balinese musicians active on the island today. He teaches regularly at (music and dance) at UNHI Denpasar (Hindu Uni), and STIKOM Denpasar. His father a well known musician and his mother a respected dancer, Yande’s lineage is providence personified. Earning his stripes by playing in his father’s professional performance ensemble from an early age, Yande is an example of the practical school of performance. He is also formally qualified in the art of Balinese music, earning a Master of Music title from ISI conservatory.
Yande has travelled to many countries outside of Indonesia in his career as a master drummer and ensemble director, including parts of Europe and Asia. He is highly sought after as a guest ensemble director within Bali too, his experience as a teacher is second to none in his generation. He is often found performing in cutting edge ensembles such as Windha’s acclaimed “Jes Fusion”, but is equally at home in the ancient tradtional music of his beloved homeland, possessing a respectful appreciation for the dignified culture all too rarely found in younger musicians these days.
A creative composer, Yande’s ability to work with musicians of all backgrounds has won him aclaim in his past commissions, making him the perfect inclusion in an Australian community ensemble project.