Peter Moran - Mamuska Background

2013

Summer in Java

To meet the builder of the new Dublin gamelan instruments, and the members of the Yogyakarta royal family who are presenting these instruments as a gift to Dublin, I spent the summer in Java studying the Yogyanese-style gamelan, performing with local gamelan ensembles, and even learning to speak Indonesian!

Videos of the gamelan-building process, and my visit to the gamelan workshop with the sultan's brother, Gusti Yuda, can be seen here.

UCD Teaching Post

Upon my return from Java, I was appointed Director of the UCD Gamelan Orchestra. This student ensemble rehearse once a week, and finished their first term with a performance for the Indonesian Ambassador and the Vice-President of the University.

Upcoming Events

Mar 28th 2020

Performers: Peter Moran and Ignatius Sumiyoto
Event: Gamelan Lecture Recital
Venue: Chester Beatty Library

Apr 4th 2020

Performers: Anna Snow (sop), Kate Ledger (piano)
Work: Busted Sirens
Venue: Unitarian Chapel, York, UK
Event: York Late Music Series

Apr 25th 2020

Performers: NCH Gamelan Orchestra, UCD Gamelan Orchestra, and Gamelan Jam Delapan
Event: Gamelan Artist-in-Residence Performance Outcome
Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin

June 9th

Performers: Gamelan Jam Delapan, Gamelan Permulaan
Event: End of Year Concert
Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin

June 10th 2020

Performers: NCH Gamelan Orchestra, Gamelan Nua
Event: End of Year Concert
Venue:National Concert Hall, Dublin

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