The acclaimed Indonesian composer and Gamelan master Iwan Gunawan and his ensemble team up with Stefan Lakatos to play a selection of compositions of the legendary “Viking of 6th Avenue”. Combining the seminal compositions that have strongly influenced Steve Reich and Philip Glass, with the astonishing sound of the specially built well-tempered bamboo Gamelan.
Indonesian Music is commonly identified with the Gamelan. Almost every archive of Indonesian recordings since the first documented recordings are Gamelan based and very few ventured into the country’s rich and complex musical offering, as rich as the number of different languages in the country, and as complex as the formation of the Archipelago. Timed and in collaboration with the Indonesia themed Europalia Festival in Belgium, Raung Raya is produced by Morphine Records and aims to bring a selection of the projects and bands participating at Europalia to Berlin, and attempt to showcase an encompassing selection of diversity in Indonesian music within 5 nights at Berghain, the club that has hosted Morphine showcases and events in many different occasions, featuring the already-legendary Senyawa.
With Senyawa on board, this time with their more extensive range of Instruments, Raung Raya is focusing on some of the more leftfield, raw and unconventional sounds from Indonesia. From the pioneer of electronic music Otto Sidharta, to the Sundanese hardcore sound of Karinding Attack, the collaborative work around Tarawangsa “the sacred music of Sunda” and the magical singing of Ata Ratu, Iwan Gunawan’s specially built Bamboo Gamelan and Al Suwardi’s incredible contemporary Ensemble, each month Berghain will feature a statement-like, powerful representation of this incredible culture in Southeast Asia. With the initial program already announcing more than 60 performers spread over 5 nights in 4 months.
Raung Raya Moondog For Gamelan performed by Iwan Gunawan & Stefan Lakatos LIVE
19th October 2017 / Doors 20:00, Start 21:00
Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin