Gamelan Padhang Moncar

  • When: 6th Mar 10:00am
  • Where: Constable St
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Gamelan Padhang Moncar is a group of New Zealand musicians dedicated to the study and performance of Javanese music and based at the New Zealand School of Music (Victoria University campus) in Wellington. They are directed by Budi S. Putra, and managed by Megan Collins.

The group performs traditional repertoire from the courts and villages of central Java as well as contemporary works by New Zealand composers such as Jack Body and Gareth Farr. They also frequently accompany wayang kulit (traditional shadow puppetry) with Joko Susilo.

The group has toured Indonesia four times since 1994 and has also toured New Zealand extensively, performing recently at WOMAD 2012.