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Gamelan Genta Kasturi In-Studio Performance/Demo/Hands-On-Workshop Dec 15

Town Pavilion Studio Residents Gamelan Genta Kasturi will host an In-Studio Performance/Demo/Hands-On-Workshop on Saturday December 15 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.  This event is FREE and open to the public.  All Studio Residents are cordially invited to attend also.

The group has been working on a composition entitled Kebyar Ding  composed by I  Wayan Regog in 1928 in northern Bali.  This period of music making heralded the movement of gamelan orchestras out of the princely courts and into the wider community.  When Bali was finally colonized by the Dutch in 1906 this action destroyed control of the island by various Majapahit Courts and set the stage for a new and creative musical period.  A modern gamelan set, Gong Kebyar, was created with an attendant compositional style that featured erratic and flashy episodes of ensemble virtuosity.  This stylistic trend has continued to be influential to this day in contemporary Balinese music.  Kebyar Ding is purported to be the first piece of music written in this style.

Along with a few other Balinese compositions we will also play a couple of pieces written by ensemble director Patrick Alonzo Conway that were a part of the collaborative work  Angels & Demons at Play.  The ensemble members will also present a thorough demonstration of principles of organization of the Gamelan Orchestra in instrumentation and composition.

A Hands-On-Workshop for interested attendees will close the proceedings.

Prepping for a Workshop

Im sitting at the Filling Station on Gilham, not far from where I live. My goal today was to bust out some of the materials for my upcoming workshop. So far so good, so to speak, with a very un-finished linoleum print in front of me. This is what’s on my plate right now:

Saturday and Sunday, the 9th and 10th of October, my print shop Inkubator Press is hosting 2 artists from Homeboy Industries. They’re out of LA and coming to KC for a big show opening soon at Rockhurst University. We were asked to possibly print some editions so we’re going to spend 2 or three days making some posters which will be sold to benefit Homeboy Industries. If you haven’t heard of them, it’s an organization that helps gang members transitional to life as upstanding citizens. We’re happy at Ink Press to have them both coming in and you(the public) are invited to stop in to see our studio, meet the artists and see us at work. It should be a jam packed exciting weekend of making art!
Check out their site at Homeboy Industries.
The press, in case you’re curious, is HERE.

After all this I’m running a workshop on Tuesday night in cooperation with Hello Art called Constructing Images. It’s a bit much to go into, but you could expect discussion, history, an actually making art. It’s going to be fun. Sign up HERE.
I’ll save the rest for another post but things with me are full speed ahead.

And it’s gorgeous outside!