GOOD VIBRATIONS 2006
WORLD MUSIC: INTRODUCTION TO GAMELAN and INTRODUCTION TO THE JAVANESE GAMELAN have been delivered by various individuals in a variety of formats to local schools primarily in Glasgow, and to children who were asylum seekers. When pupils encounter this impressive set of instruments the response has always been positive. As individuals begin to play and absorb information from the Indonesian cultural stream, it is both a musically and culturally enhancing experience.
2006 – THE JAVANESE GAMELAN sessions for new beginners concerned with learning the basics of playing gamelan. Open to the general public, classes are delivered in a series of evening sessions, or as one-off sessions for secondary and primary school pupils during the day. This course involves learning about the instruments and playing simple Javanese pieces. When presented in a creative format, a group will make their own music based on the musical structure of the piece they have learned.
2006 – GAMELAN AS THERAPEUTIC RESOURCE for MUSIC TRAINS 2006, Inverness, Dingwall, March. Educational workshops led by two teams; Jon Keliehor and Signy Jakobsdottir for mainstream and community education, and Katherine Waumsley and Margaret Smith for inclusive and additional support needs.
2006 – MARGARET SMITH PROJECT. Margaret has run weekly sessions for the Glasgow City Council since 2001 with individuals and small groups. The sessions encourage communication, coordination and creativity. The gamelan is used as a medium through which small groups can record and perform their own music.
2006 – GAMELAN RESOURCE PROJECT. Katherine Waumsley runs an ongoing project in South Lanarkshire at the Murray Owen Centre. One-to-one and small group gamelan sessions for people with varying additional support needs. Classes are tailored to individuals but generally include music playing skills, communication skills and personal/group creative development.
2006 – NAGA MAS: GAMELAN MUSIC ongoing weekly sessions for the community, many of whom work in various sectors of education. These sessions are for current members, new members and guests of Naga Mas.
2006 – GAMELAN AT TRAMWAY. An introductory experience to the Indonesian Gamelan Orchestra for primary and secondary schools in Glasgow. In April 2006, fifteen school groups attend one-hour workshops, co-led by Jon Keliehor and Signy Jakobsdottir of Luminous Music.