Gamelan Shokbreaker

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Gamelan Shokbreker is a unique collaboration grown out of a long-time musical friendship between Indonesia and Norway. Gamelan is an ancient and beautiful form of orchestral music that has long been a source of inspiration to artists in the West, including Steve Reich, Philip Glass and Brian Eno. Its fluid rhythms and intriguing shapes reveal surprising parallels with the minimalist beats and ambient sounds of Nordic contemporary jazz and electronica, as profiled by the likes of Nils Petter Molvær Komarihand Bugge Wesseltoft. This special project, premiered the Oslo World Music Festival 2006, is the result of a year-long creative collaboration between musical masterminds Patrick Shaw Iversen and Ismet Ruchimat. In their daring musical journey both traditions merge, opening a new chapter in the evolving story of gamelan music. Performers include 10 gamelan musicians from the acclaimed SambaSunda orchestra led by Ismet Ruchimat, including mezmerizing young vocalist Rita Tila, and pioneer flutist Patrick Shaw Iversen and Peter Baden on electronics from Norway,. The concert will also feature the exquisite vocal work of Euis Komariah, much respected as one of the foremost vocalists of the Sundanese tradition.