Gamelan Sekar Petak

Gamelan Sekar Petak

Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 7.30PM
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

Gamelan goes Global!

Gamelan Sekar Petak's programmes always include a fascinating mix of traditional music from Java and new composition but this year they go further by exploring the meeting points of several global traditions.  As well as the gongs and metallophones of the gamelan, the programme includes the Thai Piphat, an ensemble of wind and percussion used in the classical music of Thailand. Closer to home, folk tunes and instruments from England and the USA blend with the sounds and customs of the Javanese gamelan. Also taking part will be Djembebash (offering traditional West African drumming and gamelan-inspired percussion), young people from St Aelred's RC Primary School, and members of the University's thriving Community Gamelan group.

Here's a taste of the soundworld of Gamelan Sekar Petak:  a film made as part of the National Centre for Early Music's Music4U programme with  Tang Hall SMART, Castaway Goole, Hull Rhythm Pixies and the University of York’s Gamelan Sekar Petak ensemble.

Tickets: £10; concessions £8; students £3

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