Monday, January 15, 2018
Event Title: Intro to Javanese Gamelan with Sutrisno Hartana
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Western Front
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Price: $150 General / 100 WF members
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: Website
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Join music, dance and shadow puppet master Sutrisno Hartana in hands-on workshops exploring the instruments of Alligator Joy, a bronze gamelan from Central Java. Discover the intricate layering of rhythmic patterns, improvisation and performance rules for each instrument to create ensemble-based music of infinite depth and shimmering beauty.

Mondays 6PM-7:30PM, January 15th to March 26th 2018. Limited enrollment; to register, email

Jon Siddall
Jon Siddall
Composition Date: 2013
Duration: 00:07:00
Genre: Percussion, + Keyboard, No Keyboard


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 8 x Ethnic percussion
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Programme Note:
The Denman Tidepools is inspired by the beautiful tide pools at Denman Island, British Columbia. These miniature worlds of sea life suggested to me music with a well defined theme melodically and rhythmically that circumscribes the improvisation of details it inspires. The work is part of a series of pieces each inspired by a different geographical location.The Denman Tidepools was conceived for gamelan degung and first performed on Gamelan Si Pawit. The work is also suitable for non-gamelan instruments.

Premiere Information:
2013, Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, British Columbia
Gamelan Si Pawit


  • Call Number:
  • MI 7210 S568den
  • Genre:
  • Percussion, + Keyboard, No Keyboard
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 10, 2015
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (3 p.); 23 x 30
    3 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
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The Denman Tidepools for gamelan degung and/or other instruments: Score
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Friday, June 12, 2015
Event Title: The New Bronze Age Series: Gamelan Si Pawit & we just stole a car
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Western Front
  • Time: 10:47pm
  • Price: $$15/10 Advance; $20/15 Door
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  • External Link: Website
  • Composer: Jon Siddall
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What happens when you mash up renegade experimental rock with Sundanese Gamelan music? John Mutter, leader of we just stole a car, and Jon Siddall, leader of Gamelan Si Pawit, flip conventions upside down in a evening of contemporary music for gamelan inspired rock and rock inspired gamelan. This convention-defying evening is a literal cross over as the members of we just stole a car, Daryn Cassie (piano) Dominic Conway (sax) Elliot Langford (bass) John Mutter (guitar) Kevin Romain (drums) and Daniel Ruiz (percussion), flit between a gamelan set and rock outfit.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Event Title: The Stirring of a Thousand Bells
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Two films explore the experience of hearing gamelan music in Solo, one of the traditional cultural capitals of Central Java.

The first film immerses the viewer into the sights and sounds of the Sekaten festival, hearing this ancient music in the broader cultural context where old and new worlds collide, while the second presents impressions of the srimpi muncar, an exquisite ritual dance of the royal court.

Andrew Timar picture
on June 10, 2014

Come join us to explore the earliest hybrid Canadian compositions for gamelan, plus other instruments and electroacoustics, performed by Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan (est. 1983) the Toronto group playing gamelan degung which commissioned them.