Date/Time: Date(s) - 09/09/2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Categories: Panel discussion

Moderated by Prof Sumarsam (Wesleyan University, USA)

Panel to include Rahayu Supanggah, Aloysius Suwardi, Peni Candra Rini and Alec Roth

“Gamelan instruments and ensembles are increasingly being used in novel ways, both in Indonesia and internationally. But are there limits to invention due to mystical beliefs and respect for time-honoured modes of practice? What societal resistances are there to radical re-interpretations? Are tradition and innovation opposites or necessary complements? What guidelines, if any, should artists adhere to in the renovation of tradition? This panel, moderated by Professor Sumarsam, Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music at Wesleyan University and author of Javanese Gamelan and the West, will pose these questions to four of the foremost composers for gamelan working today.”

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