Beginning vocal technique for Javanese gamelan (free workshop)

March 28, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Music Department room 113 (gamelan room)

Are you interested in learning to sing with Javanese gamelan? A beginners workshop with master musicians is a great way to start. No previous experience necessary.

Heni Savitri and Ki Midiyanto will present a free one-hour introductory workshop on vocal for Javanese gamelan as part of a week-long residency at UHM.

They will also be the featured artists in a performance with the UH Javanese Gamelan Ensemble on April 1.

Click here for other residency events, March 27-April 1.

HENI SAVITRI began to study sindhènan (Javanese singing with gamelan) in 2002. In 2003 she won the competition for best singer in her native district of Wonogiri, Central Java. She entered the Performing Arts Conservatory in Surakarta in 2004, and began representing the institution in competitions the following year as well performing in shadow plays. Upon enrolling in the Indonesian Arts Academy in Surakarta she was selected as the singer for many recordings of new faculty compositions and traditional works, representing the academy in the 2008 international vocal competition in Jakarta. Since coming to the United States she has been in great demand for concerts by the leading gamelan ensembles in America.

KI MIDIYANTO is a musician and dhalang (puppet master) from Wonogiri, Central Java, coming from a family of artists. For over thirty years he has taught and performed extensively in Java, the U.S., Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada, including ten years in Portland as the gamelan director at Lewis & Clark College, where he earned an MA. He has been featured in several documentary films and directed the gamelan for the CD Shadow Music of Java, recorded at the Smithsonian. He has taught and directed gamelan at UC Berkeley since 2004.

This residency is sponsored by the Hawaii Gamelan Society, the UHM Music Department, and the UHM Department of Asian Studies, with support from the Lyon Arboretum and the UH Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

Ticket Information
free admission

Event Sponsor
Music, Mānoa Campus

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