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Samstag, 9. Juni 2018, 10:00 Uhr

Faszination Gamelan

Symposium (Tag 1)

anlässlich des Internationalen Gamelan Musikfestivals München
Indonesia # Bronze.Bamboo.Beats
bis 15:30 Uhr


Das zweitägige öffentliche Symposium bringt nicht nur einige der bekanntesten Gamelanexperten und Ethnomusikologen zusammen, sondern bietet auch dem speziell interessierten Laien tiefere Einblicke in das musikalische Denken und die Ästhetik anderer Kulturen.

Die Hinwendung zu einer Musik aus einer anderen Kultur im Allgemeinen und die Fokussierung auf eine bestimmte Gamelantradition im Besonderen sind Thema des Symposiums. Die 18 Referenten sind meist auch die Leiter der auftretenden Ensembles beim Internationalen Gamelan Musikfestival München 2018. Jeder Referent wird in einem 20-minütigen Beitrag seine persönliche Annäherung an die Gamelanmusik erläutern, gegebenenfalls seine eigene, unter anderem davon beeinflusste künstlerische Arbeit skizzieren und durch Bild- und Tonmaterial veranschaulichen.

Sprache: englisch

10:00 Uhr
Dr. András Varsányi (München)
Cara Bali – like Balinese?

Before finishing his studies in orchestral percussion in 1977, András Varsányi took the suggestion of Karl Peinkofer, his teacher at the Musikhochschule München, and went to Bali. His very first experience witnessing a live Balinese gamelan – one that accompanied a real trance-dance – left a stunning impression. He began studies of Balinese music, which led to broader ethnomusicological research and then to the field of musical instrument construction and development. These studies affected not only his perception of music in general but also fundamental ideas of ensemble playing and music instruction. Throughout, the most basic question – "Why are we studying [the music of] other cultures?" – remained in the background. In this symposium, he presents a very personal answer to his intention to establish the balinese group Cara Bali in Munich.

10:30 Uhr
Dr. Henrice Vonck (Amsterdam)
Balinese gamelan in the Netherlands: A tale of two countries

I have been involved in the performance, teaching and furthering of Balinese gamelan in the Netherlands for over 30 years now. In the last 10 years, I also became involved in the preservation of traditional gamelan in north Bali, Buleleng. In all these years it has not become easier to succesfully maintain a thriving gamelan group, which depends completely on the personal efforts of a few dedicated people. Venues have disappeared and the financial support for non-western music from the government with it. Based on experiences of the past, I will sketch a future for a thriving (Balinese) gamelan scene in the Netherlands, which can only be build in close cooperation between two countries: the kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic Indonesia.

11:00 Uhr
Dr. Gilbert Stöck (Leipzig)
Gamelan in Leipzig – establishing a Transcription Library for Gamelan Music

Musical editions for rare or endangered sources were in common in musicological studies since the late 19th century (so called „Denkmälerausgaben“). The idea was born to consider possibilities of collecting also music outside our western music culture, especially Balinese Gamelan Music, music which could also disappear, for instance, when elder gurus will pass away. Almost all gamelan leaders have some transcription of composition laying down in dark drawers or other “mystical” places. I would like to initiate a research project, perhaps in Lübeck, perhaps in Munich, or elsewhere, to realize the task of such musical edition. Initially this project needs money, certainly, perhaps with some help of organisations as the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft”. Secondly we should choose members for an editorial board (to consider basic questions), and then to produce transcriptions in order to published them in the World Wide Web. Our aim could be a broad collection of Gamelan compositions. Therefore gurus all over the world can choose these compositions in order to teach their groups and to amplify their musical horizon."

11:30 Uhr
Andy Channing (London)
Balinese Gamelan in London: a personal history

Andy Channing has been teaching and performing Balinese and Javanese gamelan throughout Europe since 1991 and has been instrumental in establishing and developing Balinese gamelan in London. This is a personal history of that development.

12:00 Uhr
Andreas Herdy (Hildesheim)
Gendèr Wayang – Hope, Disenchantment, Discovery

Spotlighting some key events of 35 years as a German Gendèr Wayang player and teacher. The study of one of the most complex and virtuoso Gendèr Wayang style finally leads to a new understanding of teaching and learning even in different musical contexts.

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13:30 Uhr
Prof. Dr.h.c. Peter-Michael Hamel (Aschau)
Music from the Morning of the World

Memories of David Lewiston (+ 2017)
Gamelan in West-Berlin 1969/70,
Balijava for prepared piano, 1971,
Meeting with Ton de Leeuw, Holland, 1975
Meeting with Lou Harrison, Berkeley, 1981

14:00 Uhr
Wayne Vitale (San Francisco)
Collaborative Composition in Gamelan

The presenter, as a performer, composer, and arts administrator in the field of Balinese music, but also as someone immersed in Western music performance practice, reflects on the nature of intradisciplinary collaboration. Collaborating as composers in a single work presents particular challenges – some common to any intradisciplinary collaboration, some unique to musical ones, others culturally based. In this presentation he explores conceptual issues, interactive challenges, and unexpected inspirations of composing collaboratively, with an emphasis on those particular to current gamelan performance practice.

14:30 Uhr
Made Arnawa (Tunjuk)
Overview of Sekaa Gong Taruna Mekar Tunjuk

Sekaa Gong Taruna Mekar Tunjuk was formed in 1968 by I Made Tika and I Wayan Radin. As one of the next generation, I feel immensely fortunate for the group's creation since it has made me what I am today. Of course, there already existed a gamelan group in our village which fulfilled the ritual needs of religious ceremony and local law (adat). It was simply called Sekaa Gong Tunjuk. Now, with Taruna Mekar, we have a group which maintains this ceremonial and religious repertoire, but also plays pieces in the modern kebyar style.

15:00 Uhr
Prof. Dieter Mack (Lübeck)
A Composer with Bi-Cultural Life Experience

After being exposed to Balinese Gamelan, it might be noted that I fully stopped to compose electronic music. My social behavior changed and so did many other things. However, it never appealed to me to apply Balinese music language in my composition. Besides, Machault, Mozart, Ravel and Frank Zappa have continued to be my guidelines. It was necessary to discover my own personal culture, while Balinese music probably had its strongest influence in the playing situation that I favored in my music, including a certain fondness for sharp contrasts and metallic sounds.

15:30 Uhr Ende 1. Tag Symposium – Faszination Gamelan

Ort: Sammlung Musik
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