Gamelan Genta Kasturi 10th Anniversary Performance
Saturday May 18, 2013 - 4pm
Truman Forum -- Plaza Library KCMO
with special guest visual artists Jennifer Williams and Nihan Yesil
Gamelan Genta Kasturi, a community Balinese Semaradana Gamelan ensemble, has existed since its creation in the spring of 2003 by Balinese master musician I Ketút Gedé Asnawa and family in partnership with the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Since Mr. Asnawa's departure for a position at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Center for World Music in the spring of 2006, the group has continued to retain repertoire taught by him, perform regularly and create/perform new work within the medium in collaboration with other musicians, choreographers and visual artists.
Beleganjur Gilak Gong Telu (2013) - Patrick Alonzo Conway
This piece explores the Balinese style of mobile percussion music called Beleganjur. It is purported to have roots in war drums, is used to accompany bodies to cremation rituals, to scare off evil spirits during Nyepi and contemporarily has become a form used in competitions. This original variation expands the traditional Gilak Gong cycle into a form based around 3 (Telu) cycles of Gilak. It also incorporates clapping, Balinese Kecak and yelling.
Patrick Alonzo Conway -- director, kendang, composer
Berend Niehorster-Cook -- jublag, pemade, klenang
Sascha Niehorster-Cook -- jegogan, ceng ceng kopiak
Malcolm Cook -- penyacah, pemade, ceng ceng kopiak
Shawn Hansen --pemade, reyong
Sam Hughes -- ugal, pemade, suling, ceng ceng kopiak
Sara Koron -- jegogan, kajar
Josh Mobley -- penyacah, kajar
Drew Rusten -- jublag, ceng ceng kopiak
Julian Schempf -- jublag, pemade, suling, ceng ceng kopiak
Pam Sherrod -- pemade, ceng ceng kopiak
Thaylia Smith -- gongs
Wayne Yockey -- ugal, pemade, suling
Allan Winkler -- kajar, ceng ceng, reyong
Gamelan Genta Kasturi expresses sincere Thanks and gratitude to UMKC for the use of the Gamelan instruments and to Charlotte Street Foundation/Urban Culture Project for the opportunity to apply for studio/rehearsal space through their Studio Residency Program.