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Wayward Music Series: Gamelan Pacifica w/ Darsono & Jessika Kenney

Past event
$5-$15

Saturday, March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gamelan Pacifica

Jarrad Powell, director
Jesse Snyder, Karawitan coach
Jessika Kenney, guest Pesindhen

Gamelan performers:
Noah Colbeck, Michael Dorrity, Stephen Fandrich, Ted Gill, Emily Hockel, Austin Larkin, Will Lone, Deena Manis, Richard Robinson, Sean Ryan, Troy Scheifelbein, Stephanie Shadbolt, Jesse Snyder, Jarrad Powell

Gamelan Pacifica presents an evening with Darsono, one of the most prominent musicians in Central Java today. Darsono will be making his first appearance in Seattle. Also joining Gamelan Pacifica will be guest pesindhen Jessika Kenney. The concert will feature Gendhing Candranata, Ketawang Gendhing Kabor, Jineman Kandheg, and other pieces from the Central Javanese repertoire.

Gamelan Pacifica is among the finest ensembles devoted to the performance of music for gamelan in the United States. Formed in 1980, it has performed extensively in the Pacific Northwest, as well as Canada and throughout the United States. Gamelan Pacifica is an active and adventurous ensemble with a reputation for creating diverse productions merging traditional and contemporary musical forms with dance, theater, puppetry, and visual media. They perform often in the Northwest and have been guest performers at The Smithsonian Institute’s Festival of Indonesia, New Music Across America Festival, Vancouver New Music Society, On the Boards, Walker Art Center, Performing Arts Chicago, and many others. Visiting artists have included some of the most notable artists of Indonesia, including Rahayu Supanggah, Al Suwardi, Peni Chandra Rini, Heri Purwanto, Sutrisno Hartana, Wayan Sinti, Didik Nini Thowok, Sri Djoko Rahardja, I Made Sidia, Endo Suanda, Dedek Wahyudi, Ki Purbo Asmoro, Goenawan Mohamad, and Tony Prabowo.

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