Gamelan Sari Pandhawa

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Gamelan Sari Pandhawa has performed in many venues throughout the pacific northwest including concerts, festivals, schools, art galleries, and cultural events. Our repertoire includes traditional and contemporary music (by both Javanese and American composers) in a variety of styles, ranging from poetic songs to ceremonial court repertoire.

Khendang Ageng and Ketipung resting in the grass

Traditional Javanese performances

The group performs two styles of traditional repertoire: a large ensemble suitable for stage and outdoor events; and a smaller group which emphasizes the softer, subtler instruments, appropriate for intimate settings.

Ladrang Wilujeng
Gendhing Kutut Manggung
Tari Rejang Sutri

Arts Journal #920

This video features our September 2019 performance at the Atrium in Eugene, Oregon

Modern compositions

Gamelan Sari Pandhawa often performs/premieres modern compositions for the gamelan as well.

Hanuman Dreams of Africa
Qehn Jennings
In Honor of Aphrodite
Lou Harrison
Genghing Pak Cokro
Lou Harrison
Lagu Penghijauan
K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat/Pak Cokro
Ketawang Subakastawa - Lancaran Tropongan
Qehn Jennings

Shadow puppetry (Wayang Kulit)

A Wayang Kulit stage with two puppets both looking forwards
Petalon (“Overture”): Kinanthi Juru Demung / Ladrang Gonjong Seret / Ayak-ayakan / Srepegan / Sampak
Qehn Jennings