Archive 2010

Kyai Fatahillah meets Ensemble Gending

Our fourth Indonesian Tour!
This time to collaborate with the Indonesian Ensemble Kyai Fatahillah and to prepare joint performances on Java. Later on Kyai Fatahillah came to Holland as a guest of the International Gamelan Festival Amsterdam, where we performed together in the program Gamelan Now.
 
Already in 2006 we did performances on several stages in Indonesia, Kyai Fatahillah playing the Dutch composition Gending by Ton de Leeuw and Ensemble Gending playing several pieces by Indonesian composers: Dedy Hernawan, Slamet Sjukur and Dody Ekagustdiman. At that occasion we performed separately.
 
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Four years later we performed together and rehearsed together during one whole week in Bandung.
 
Now both ensembles were on stage simultaneously and playing together!
 
This was a unique opportunity for both ensembles to learn from each other and demonstrate this to their home audience, in Indonesia in Holland.
 
Ensemble Gending (black) and ensemble Kyai Fatahillah (red) playing Kulu-Kulu in Utrecht, 12-9-10
Ensemble Gending (black) and ensemble Kyai Fatahillah (red) playing Kulu-Kulu in Utrecht, 12-9-10
 
See here registrations of pieces we performed together.
 

 

Program Gamelan Bigband

 
The different programs of all performances were based on the following repertoire:

Together:

Iwan Gunawan

Kulu-Kulu, bigband edition (2004-2010)

Klaus Kuiper

Sonata da Camera, bigband edition (1997-2010)

Klaus Kuiper, Iwan Gunawan and Jonás Bisquert

Kyai Fatahillah meets Ensemble Gending (2010)
collective composition

Repertoire of Ensemble Gending:

Jonás Bisquert

Su Llanto, voor 4 gamelanspelers / slagwerkers (2010)

Matius Shan Boone

Balungan (2010)
Selected for the International Gaudeamus Composers Competition 2010

Dyane Donck

7 a.m. for gamelan and soundtrack (2009)

Gordon Dic Lun Fung

Petruk (2010)
Selected for the International Gaudeamus Composers Competition 2010

Iwan Gunawan

Pangaget (2010)
Written for Ensemble Gending

Claudia Rumondor

Silat, de Kikker, de Adelaar en de Roos (2009)

Repertoire van Kyai Fatahillah:

Iwan Gunawan

Lalamba (2010)
Commissioned by the International Gamelan Festival Amsterdam

Iwan Gunawan

Fonem (2005)
Commissioned by Dieter Mack for festival Space and Shadow (Haus der Kulturen der Welt)

Mang koko

Reubeudieu (1976)
On a poem by Wahyu Wibisana, arr. for gamelan by Dody Satya E.G.

Steve Reich

Six Marimbas (1974)
arr. for gamelan by Iwan Gunawan (2010)