New music for gamelan featuring Gamelan Padhang Moncar & Gamelan Taniwha Jaya.
For three-weeks of July 2013, the New Zealand School of Music’s two gamelan ensembles toured six Indonesian cities. The compositions on Naga were specially written for this tour.
Gamelan Padhang Moncar is a Central Javanese-style gamelan. In 1980, the Indonesian Embassy presented a pelog-mode set of instruments on permanent loan to the Victoria University of Wellington School of Music. A complementary slendro set was later purchased by the university, thus creating a complete pelog-slendro gamelan. Director: Budi Putra
Gamelan Taniwha Jaya is a Balinese gong keybar gamelan. Commissioned by Gareth Farr in 2003, the set was made by Pak Rantes in Denpasar. Again, the name Taniwha Jaya is used to denote the group of musicians who perform within this particular gamelan ensemble. Director: Gareth Farr
Featuring compositions by: Tristan Carter (b.1985); Megan Collins (b.1971); Jason Erskine (b.1975); Gareth Farr (b.1968); Jack Hooker (b.1990); Anton Killin (b.1986); Annika Naschitzki (b.1984); Briar Prastiti (b.1992)
Produced by Jack Body, recorded by Jason Erskine, mixed by Steve Garden and Jack Body, “SZUNN” and “Green River” mixed by Jack Hooker, and “Padhasapa” mixed by Jason Erskine, designed by UnkleFranc, printed by Studio Q
Released: 10 April 2014