Gamelan Galak Tika & Ensemble Robot in Concert
Traditional Balinese Gamelan & MIT Lab Artists
Friday, March 5, 2010Bowker Auditorium 8:00 pm
$20, $15; Five College/GCC/STCC students/17 & under $15
Experience Galak Tika, America's most innovative Balinese gamelan, performing traditional and contemporary music and dance for Balinese gamelan, electric guitars, electronics, and Ensemble Robot's Heliphon. Performing Evan Ziporyn's rock gamelan classics Tire Fire and Amok!, traditional works featuring stunning Balinese topeng (masked dance), performed by master Balinese dancers I Madé Bandem and Ni Lu Suasti, plus Christine Southworth's exhilarating Heavy Metal for gamelan and robotic glockenspiel, this concert promises to present a musical hybrid that “expands the horizons of both music and humanity's relation to machines."