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Embat

The NCH Gamelan Orchestra has released its debut single online. I composed Embat in 2014 to commemorate the gift of the NCH gamelan instruments from the Sultan of Yogyakarta. The piece was premiered in Ireland's National Concert Hall for the gamelan's inaugural naming ceremony during the sultan's royal visit in September of that year. Over the years it has been performed at music festivals across Ireland and Java.

'Embat' is available now for streaming and download from Bandcamp , Spotify, and iTunes.





The word "embat" is a Javanese word referring to the characteristic tuning differences which make each gamelan unique. The music uses traditional Yogykarta playing techniques to highlight the key features of the gamelan's tuning. The composition was inspired by the sounds of gamelan craftsmen forging a new gong which I filmed in Java in 2013.


Upcoming Events

Mar 5th 2022, 7.30pm

Work: Busted Sirens (World Premiere)
Performers: Anna Snow (sop), Kate Ledger (pno)
Event: York Late Music Festival
Venue: St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, York, England

Apr 9th 2022, 8pm

Work: Benedictus (World Premiere)
Performers: UCD Philharmonic Choir
Venue: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

Apr 28th 2022, 3pm

Work: Mantra (World Premiere)
Performers: Chamber Choir Ireland
Event: New Music Dublin Festival
Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin

May 1st 2022

Work: Sailendra (American Premiere)
Performers: Harvey Mudd College American Gamelan
Venue: Harvey Mudd College, California, USA

May 12th 2022

Performers: NCH Gamelan Orchestra
Venue: Phoenix Park Bandstand, Dublin
Event: Dublin MusicTown Festival

June 15th 2022

Performers: NCH Gamelan Orchestra
Venue: Phoenix Park Bandstand, Dublin
Event: Dublin City Live

June 26th 2022

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

June 26th 2022

Work: Beageens
Performers: Sound Scotland Youth Ensemble, Aberdeen



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