We have a full court style Javanese Gamelan and play traditional Indonesian, contemporary American music and more!
Here are the recordings of our most recent concert (1st and 2nd sets). Thanks to Keith Swann for recording.
Our October 2, 2022 concert was fantastic! Great audience and so nice to play in the Goddard Library Well.
Thanks to Jody Diamond for recording.
Here's the Concert Program and YouTube Playlist.
The Playlist will play all nine pieces in order.
To select a specific one click the icon in the upper right corner of the window.
Our performance on June 26, 2022 outside at the Plainfield Rec Field was hot, hot, hot! And well attended (thank you!) and a lot of fun. We did a "repeat" performance inside on October 2, 2022. (See above)
Gamelan Sūlukāla, a community gamelan group, has been playing together for the past 6 years using Goddard College’s beautiful Javanese Court Gamelan instruments. Their latest project will be a performance of their own soundtrack to “The Adventures of Prince Achmed”. The film, made in Germany by Lotte Reiniger in 1926, was the first ever feature-length animated film and is based on two tales from the Arabian Nights. The cutout silhouette animation technique used by Reiniger is similar to that of Indonesian shadow plays, which are typically accompanied by gamelan, so the idea of rescoring ‘Prince Achmed’ was a natural one. The gamelan score uses traditional Indonesian and 20th century American pieces for gamelan and creates a magical feeling that greatly enhances the exquisite animation.
Here's a link to a great Seven Days article about this...
Click HERE for the Prince Achmed film with our new soundtrack
What a success! Thanks to all who attended!Stay tuned for new projects...