NCH Gamelan Orchestra at Hotter than July online
Sunday 19th & Thursday 23rd July, 7pm
For its 7th year in 2020, Hotter than July is moving to an online space, celebrating inclusivity and diversity with music, story-telling, and creativity that is accessible to everyone from home!
From the tranquil setting of The Space Between yoga studio, techniques of binaural recording will bring you into an immersive musical experience from the National Concert Hall Gamelan Orchestra, performing the ancient traditional music of Indonesia.
Gamelan is the ancient traditional percussion orchestra of Indonesia, and in 2014, the National Concert Hall received the wonderful gift of a full Gamelan from the Sultan of Yogyakarta. Since then, under the direction of Dr. Peter Moran, gamelan music has rapidly developed in Dublin, and the National Concert Hall Gamelan Orchestra has performed at festivals around Ireland, the UK and Indonesia, including Kaleidoscope, the Bray Jazz Festival, Another Love Story and the Electric Picnic. In 2018, they represented Ireland at the International Gamelan Festival in Java, where our hugely popular performance was reported in the national media at the time including Tempo magazine and BBC Indonesia.
Before their performance, Peter gave us a background on the traditional Indonesian music played by the ensemble for our 'Other Side of the Tracks' Q&A series, which you can now read HERE.
Binaural recording techniques will allow you to have a 3D immersive audio experience of gamelan music, and completely lose yourself in ancient sounds.
Proudly presented by Improvised Music Company in association with Dublin City Council, Hotter than July has become a staple of the Dublin summer calendar, celebrating the cultural diversity of Dublin city through music and dance from around the world. This year, from the 17th to 26th of July, you can access 10 days of events on Facebook and YouTube, including short performances of everything from Cuban dance music to Indonesian gamelan, songs and story-telling for young audiences, and chances to participate through instrument-making workshops and an online choir!