Wayang for Cirebon – 30 June 2018

Saturday 30 June 2018 in the Adam Concert Room (NZSM, Victoria University of Wellington). $30/adult - all proceeds go to Cirebon This show is a repeat of our recent successful show at CubaDupa. This fund-raising event was sparked by a tragedy in Cirebon, Indonesia, in April this year when a wall adjacent to the rehearsal space collapsed … Continue reading Wayang for Cirebon – 30 June 2018

Gamelan Padhang Moncar at the SE Asian Night Market 2017

Sunday 2 April 2017 Gamelan Padhang Moncar braved wind and rain to perform twice at the night market on the Wellington Waterfront, near Te Papa. This year we invited audience members to come up on stage and have a go on the instruments briefly as well. We finished with a brief collaboration with musicians from … Continue reading Gamelan Padhang Moncar at the SE Asian Night Market 2017

Gamelan Padhang Moncar, 18th June

All-Day Multicultural Event Saturday 18th June 2016, 10am-5pm St Patrick’s College Hall, Kilbirnie A small gadon group from Gamelan Padhang Moncar will perform at this festival, which will feature a wide range of performances from many cultural groups (European and Māori, Pacific and Asian) as well food stalls and face-painting.  More information here. This event is … Continue reading Gamelan Padhang Moncar, 18th June

Gamelan Padhang Moncar @ Pataka Gallery

p 5 Feb – 13 March 2016 ShadowPlay – an exhibition of wayang kulit shadow puppets from Cirebon (West Java) at Pataka Museum in Porirua.  The antique collection of puppets was purchased by the late Allan Thomas (who also commissioned me to contribute to the book Jazz Aotearoa) in 1974 together with a set of gamelan … Continue reading Gamelan Padhang Moncar @ Pataka Gallery

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtbrBpNjlOHMi_Mz-tTtkwn2ChtedbStJ Here's video from my two visits to Indonesia in 2014 - a fascinating new country that I'm only just beginning to explore, and can continue to do so through gamelan (like Indonesia itself it gets more complex & interesting the more you look). Partly because I've visited several countries in East Asia now, and lived … Continue reading Yogyakarta, Indonesia