The Goddard Gamelan Sulukala is pleased to announce a public performance of music and dance at the Goddard College Haybarn Theater in Plainfield on Saturday, June 3 at 7:00 pm.
Javanese Gamelan is a group – or orchestra – of about 30 instruments ranging from huge gongs to tiny flutes with lots of xylophone and kettle-type instruments in between.
Gamelan has a long history in central Vermont going back to the late 1960s when Dennis Murphy built the first gamelan anywhere in the world outside of Java at Goddard College. Gamelan Sulukala (named in honor of a Murphy composition) was purchased anonymously for Goddard in the ’90s. Made in Java, it is a full complement of instruments fashioned from bronze and iron. Currently, it is being played by a community group of 16 members who range in age from their 20s to 70s with every decade in between represented.
Javanese music is very pleasing to listen to and this concert will feature a wide variety of music ranging from traditional Javanese pieces – both slow and fast and with vocals, to more contemporary compositions. In addition, for this concert, we are very excited to include special guest dancers in several pieces. Please come to this rare and exciting event, help us spread the word, and bring your family and friends.
Additionally, this will be Kathy and Steven Light’s last performance with the ensemble so come and wish them well in their future endeavors.
Click here to see and hear the gamelan in action! (https://youtu.be/oM_m9bmNfVI)
For more information contact Steven or Kathy Light at email@example.com 802.498.3173 or visit Gamelan Sulukala’s website (https://sites.google.com/site/gamelansulukala/) where you can also find audio and video recordings of the gamelan.
Tickets are available at the door and online: sevendaystickets.com/events/124902.