Come and Play: The Gamelan (ii)
Saturday 20 April 2:00pm
Promoted in association with Music4U
Come and Play: The Gamelan
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On Saturday 20th April 2013, a traditional Indonesian Gamelan (a set of tuned, bronze percussion instruments) will visit the National Centre for Early Music. Gamelan Sekar Petak (the White Flower Gamelan) was commissioned by the University of York in 1981 and was one of the first gamelan sets in the UK. The instruments were handmade, from bronze and teak wood, in Surakarta, Central Java. These instruments will be open to the public during the day on 20th April for two workshop sessions, run by local community musician Emily Crossland.
If you want to find out more about Javanese gamelan music and its surrounding culture, through an exciting, hands-on exploration of genuine instruments, these workshops are for you. In an hour-and-a-half session, you will have the chance to play traditional pieces, hear about the background of the instruments and music, and explore how the gamelan can be used in a more modern musical world.
The workshop session will run at 10.30am until 12 noon, and will be repeated at 2pm until 3.30pm. The session is aimed at adults and children (aged 11+) and is for beginners, so no prior experience is required. Each session is limited to 25 spaces, so book early to avoid disappointment! Please note that places will only be confirmed on receipt of payment and consent form, subject to availability.
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