9 October 2007
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK
Gamelan Naga Mas was invited by the South Bank Centre in London to perform for the official reopening of the Royal Festival Hall by the Queen. The Queen accompanied her father when he opened the building in 1951. The Queen walked through the newly refurbished Spirit Level and listened to us perform Caping Gunung. Gamelan Naga Mas was joined by Sophie Clark and John Pawson from the Southbank Gamelan Players, and Matthew Cohen, an ex-Naga Mas member. Watch video from BBC London.
23 June 2007
Botanical Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
This was part of the East West Project bringing the Indonesian Gamelan to the West End of the Glasgow city. This event featured a family concert, Balinese story told by Margaret Smith with live Gamelan accompaniment, and a hands-on children workshop. The second concert featured new compositions influenced by Balinese, Javanese and Western music traditions.
Gamelan Naga Mas were invited to perform at the South Bank Centre Overture celebration which welcomed back the Royal Festival Hall after two years of restoration and redevelopment. Our programme combined traditional and new music inspired by Javanese, Balinese and Jazz musical traditions.
Gamelan Naga Mas took up residence at the Scottish Storytelling Centre for a golden day of Indonesian music with a Glasgow twist. A free family performance in the Centre’s Storytelling Court at 2pm provided a tantalising taster, while a hands-on family workshop at 3pm was a great way for everyone to explore the sights and sounds of the gamelan and have a go. An enchanting evening of spine-tingling music, dance and tales from Bali, Java and Scotland followed at 7pm performed by the Gamelan Naga Mas, and National Museums of Scotland's storyteller in residence, Marion Kenny.
10 February 2007
Children's Classic Concert - Ceilidhs to Carnival
Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Gamelan Naga Mas performed with puppeteer Malcolm Knight to an audience of 2000 in an all-action gala display of musical traditions from all around the world. Other bands on the day were the Harmony Chinese Music Ensemble, Treacherous Orchestra, Dhol Infusion, Rapido Mariachi, Carnival Samba and Dance Factory.