|Director: Budi S. Putra||Indonesian (Javanese) percussion ensemble based at the New Zealand School of Music (Victoria University campus) in Wellington.|
|Manager: Jack Body||Our repertoire includes traditional Javanese music and new compositions by New Zealand composers.
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|Gamelan Taniwha Jaya recently performed at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards, covering the winning song.
"...the Silver Scroll went to Tami Neilson, for her blues belter 'Walk Back to Your Arms', which also received my favourite cover interpretation on the night, in being performed by a gamelan orchestra with Gareth Farr and the All Seeing Hand's Johnny Marks, who did part of his vocal as a convincing throat-singer. It really was quite wow."Hard News by Russell Brown
"The big winner on the night, Tami Neilson, had her song Walk (Back to Your Arms) performed by Johnny Marks (of All Seeing Hand) and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya. Tami's original performance is, of course, exquisite - but in arranger Gareth Farr's expert hands, aided by Johnny's throat singing and the eerily beautiful sound of the gamelans, something entirely new and spine-tingling occurred."Observation Post - 2014 Silver Scrolls By Briar Lawry
See videoHear a radio item about the performance.
|Listen to mp3 samples of Gamelan Padhang Moncar playing traditional and new music.|
"...[an] innovative, daring and even courageous extension of the gamelan into hitherto unexplored territory" - Graham Reid
"...remarkably varied...I was captivated by this album and strongly recommend it" - Robert Johnson
|Watch 'The Power of Percussion': a profile of us on TV One's "Asia Downunder"|