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Bonang Quartet No.1

Bonang Quartet No.1 has been released as a digital single and is now available for download from Amazon and CD Baby, and iTunes, or to stream on Spotify.

Bonang Quartet No.1 was one of my first gamelan compositions and has perhaps become my most popular. Written in 2008, it was quickly performed across the UK, at the York Late Music Festival, the Buxton Music Festival, at Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music, and for the Royal Musicological Association. The following year, it was performed in Ireland's National Concert Hall as part of the Ergodos Music Festival, alongside the premiere of my Bonang Quartet No.2. This occasion was also marked by the first of several national broadcasts for the piece.

Bonang quartet

Gamelan Composers

In later years, after founding the NCH Gamelan Orchestra, I had the honour of bringing my own performers to give the Indonesian premiere of the work at the 2014 Yogyakarta International Performing Arts Festival in Java. This was followed by another performance in the NCH, when the same performers presented their Indonesian programme in Dublin. More recently, Bonang Quartet No.1 featured as the centre piece in one of the Irish Composers Collective 'In Dialogue' concerts. This involved giving talks, workshops and mentoring developing composers in how to write for gamelan. Their completed compositions were then performed alongside the quartet in a showcase concert.

Upcoming Events

Apr 21st 2023, 7pm

Work: The Humours of Parov (Lunny arr. Moran)
Performers: UCD Gamelan Orchestra, with special guest Donal Lunny
Venue: Lutherhaus, Adelaide Road, Dublin

Apr 28th 2023, 8pm

Work: We Are Both Vast and Tiny (World Premiere)
Performer: Beth McNinch (viola)
Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin

June 12th 2023, 7pm

Work: Three Mystic Love Songs (World Premiere)
Performers: NCH Gamelan Orchestra
Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin

June 13th 2023, 7pm

Performers: NCH Tuesday Gamelan Class Concert
Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin

June 18th 2023, 7pm

Performers: NCH Gamelan Orchestra
Venue: Beyond the Pale Festival, Glendalough

July 1st 2023, 7pm

Performers: NCH Gamelan Orchestra
Venue: Kaleidoscope Festival, Russborough House

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