PAST PERFORMANCES

Past Members

April 18, 2015
MIT Kresge Auditorium
Cambridge, MA

Terry Riley's 80th Birthday Bash at MIT, with Gamelan Galak Tika performing White Space Conflict, which Terry wrote for us, plus Sarah Cahill and more.

April 4, 2015
MIT Kresge Auditorium
Cambridge, MA
Spring concert at MIT

December 13, 2014
MIT Kresge Auditorium
Cambridge, MA

Gamelan Galak Tika and MIT's Student Balinese Gamelan perform at Kresge Auditorium.

November 2, 2014
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY

Gamelan Galak Tika performs traditional Balinese music and new works.

November 1, 2014
Assumption College
Worcester, MA

Gamelan Galak Tika performs traditional Balinese music and new works.

February 12, 2014
Calderwood Hall at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Gamelan Elektrika and the Calder Quartet perform Christine Southworth's Supercollider, plus gender wayang performed by Pete Steel and Ian Coss

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 8 pm
MIT Kresge Auditorium
50 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

World premiere of new work by Sam Schmetterer, plus works by Dewa Ketut Alit and traditional music and dance. Galak Tika is pleased to be joined by guest Artistic Director Pete Steele and fabulous dancer Shoko Yamamuro.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 8 pm
Radius @ Longy School of Music
Cambridge, MA

Radius Ensemble performs Christine Southworth's JAMU with members of Galak Tika as part of Alchemy concert.


Saturday, April 13, 2013 2pm
Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

Gamelan Galak Tika performs Evan Ziporyn's Amok! and a new work by Dewa Ketut Alit, with special guests Shoko Yamamuro dancing, Blake Newman on bass, and our own Nick Joliat on keyboards.

Friday, April 5,2013 7:30 pm
MIT Kresge Auditorium
50 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

MIT CAST Marathon featuring new works for Gamelan Galak Tika and Gamelan Elektrika, plus an army of dazzling artists, including prepared piano virtuoso Hauschka, vocalist and live-electronic diva Pamela Z, and MIT's own Senegalese drum troupe RAMBAX. Tickets available at Eventbrite $20 general, $10 students, FREE to MIT Community

Sunday, March 24,2013 3 pm
Bates College, Lewiston, ME

Gamelan Galak Tika premieres new work by Dewa Ketut Alit plus Evan Ziporyn's Amok! and Tire Fire with special guests Joel Roston and Charles Whalen on guitar, Blake Newman on bass, and our own Nick Joliat on keyboards. Mebarung with the Bates Gamelan directed by Pete Steele.

Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3 pm
Chapin Hall at Williams College
62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, MA

Galak Tika kicks of 20th season honoring our founder and artistic director Evan Ziporyn, performing his rock gamelan electro-acoustic classics Tire Fire and Amok!. FREE

Friday, November 2, 2012
Fleming Museum of Art @ University of Vermont
61 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, Vermont

Christine Southworth and Evan Ziporyn perform traditional Balinese Gender Wayang at the Fleming Museum of Art in Burlington, VT.

Saturday, April 28, 2012 7 pm
ALICE TULLY HALL, LINCOLN CENTER, New York, NY
Bang on a Can 25th Anniversary Concert
Featuring Gamelan Galak Tika performing Evan Ziporyn's Tire Fire, with Charles Whalen and Joel Roston, guitars; Blake Newman, bass; Nicholas Joliat, keyboard; and guest directory Dewa Ketut Alit on kendang.

Friday, April 20, 2012, 7:30 pm,Cochran Chapel, PHILIPS ACADEMY, Andover, MA
Gamelan Galak Tika performs traditional and contemporary work for Balinese Gamelan including Evan Ziporyn's Tire Fire. FREE and open to the public.

Friday, April 13, 2012, 8 pm, Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Gamelan Galak Tika performs traditional and contemporary work for Balinese Gamelan including Evan Ziporyn's Tire Fire, a new work by Dewa Ketut Alit, and dance by Shoko Yamamuro.

Thursday, April 5, 2012, Music on the Merrimack: Global Echos, Durgin Concert Hall, UMass Lowell
1 pm workshop; 7:30 pm concert

Gamelan Galak Tika performs traditional and contemporary work for Balinese Gamelan including Evan Ziporyn's Tire Fire. Afternoon Kecak workshop.

December 15, 2011, 7:30 pm
MIT KRESGE AUDITORIUM
47 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Legendary composer Terry Riley – the father of minimalism – makes a rare Boston-area appearance at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium on Thursday, December 15, 7:30 pm, in performance with Boston’s own Gamelan Galak Tika.  This first-time collaboration - melding world music, jazz, electronics, and the experimental – climaxes with the world premiere of Riley’s amazing new work, White Space Conflict, for gamelan, guitar, keyboard, saxophone, electronics and voice.  The program also includes Riley performing new solo works for piano and pipe organ, and Galak Tika performing traditional Balinese music.  Also featured is virtuoso guitarist Gyan Riley, and Bang on a Can All-star Evan Ziporyn on clarinet and saxophone.

April 15, 2011
MIT Festival of Arts, Science and Technology New Music Marathon, curated by Evan Ziporyn
M.I.T. Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge, MA
Christine Southworth's SUPER COLLIDER for The Kronos Quartet and GAMELAN ELEKTRIKA, and Evan Ziporyn's ARADHANA with Chinese Pipa'st Wu Man.

Friday, August 13, 2010 7:30 pm
Kronos Quartet and Gamelan Elek Trika: SUPER COLLIDER by Christine Southworth
Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival
Damrosch Park Bandshell, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
World Premiere of Christine Southworth's SUPER COLLIDER for The Kronos Quartet and Gamelan Galak Tika's brand new MIDI gamelan, GAMELAN ELEKTRIKA, designed and built by GGT alum and founder of Harmonix Music Alex Rigopulos.

Friday, January 8, 2010 7:30 pm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Gamelan Galak Tika presents ROCK GAMELAN featuring Christine Southworth's Heavy Metal and Evan Ziporyn's classics Tire Fire and Amok!

Friday, March 5, 2010 8 pm
Bowker Auditorium @ UMass Amherst
80 Campus Center Way, Amherst, Massachusetts 10003

Gamelan Galak Tika & Ensemble Robot - Presented by the Asian Arts and Culture Program at the UMass Fine Arts Center. Evan Ziporyn's rock gamelan classic Tire Fire and a sneak-peak at his new opera A House in Bali, traditional works featuring stunning Balinese dance performed by master Balinese dancers I Madé Bandem and Ni Lu Suasti, plus Christine Southworth's exhilarating Heavy Metal and Ramon Castillo's Agak-Agak for gamelan and robotic glockenspiel.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2009
CONCERT 6: 3 PM GAMELAN GALAK TIKA + DEWA KETUT ALIT
Free Balinese Music Workshop: 1:30-2:30 PM

Gamelan Galak Tika with Dewa Ketut Alit 3 pm All new music by Bali's most innovative composer, Dewa Ketut Alit. Also featuring master dancer I Madé Bandem.

November, 22, 2008, MIT / Broad Institute Auditorium, Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA
Galak Tika and Ensemble Robot perform all new works by group composers - Midori Matsuo's SSSS, Po-Chun Wang's Rice Combo, Christine Southworth's Mars Rover & Snow White, and Ramon Castillo's Agak Agak. Plus traditional topeng dance with master Balinese dancer Made Bandem.

October 30, 2008, Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA
Galak Tika and Ensemble Robot perform all new works by group composers - Midori Matsuo's SSSS, Po-Chun Wang's Rice Combo, Christine Southworth's Mars Rover & Snow White, and Ramon Castillo's Agak Agak.

October 18, 2008, EMPAC, Troy, NY
Galak Tika and Ensemble Robot perform at the opening of EMPAC - Evan Ziporyn's Tire Fire, Christine Southworth's Heavy Metal, and Ramon Castillo's Agak Agak, plus Beleganjur by Dewa Ketut Alit.

Sunday, June 15, 2008, With Ensemble Robot @ International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT
Galak Tika and Ensemble Robot perform Evan Ziporyn's Tire Fire & Belle Labs, Christine Southworth's Heavy Metal, and world premieres of Agak Agak by Ramon Castillo and Highway Mass by Jenny Olivia Johnson.

Saturday, April 26, 2008, MIT / Broad Institute Auditorium, Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA

Saturday, April 5, 2008,Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Saturday, March 29, 2008, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Southern Exposure New Music Series. Galak Tika performs Ziporyn's Tire Fire plus traditional dance with I Made Bandem.

Monday, February 11, 2008, Roger Williams University

December 9, 2007, MIT / Broad Institute Auditorium
Galak Tika performs with special guest dancers I Made Bandem and Ketty Rosenfeld.

December 7, 2007, Bates College, Lewiston, ME
Galak Tika performs with special guest dance master I Made Bandem.

November 18, 2007, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Galak Tika performs with special guests dance master I Made Bandem, I Nyoman Saptanyana and Ida Ayu Ari Cendrawati from New York's Gamelan Dharma Swara.

September 30, 2007, MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA
Galak Tika performs gender wayang and beleganjur for the opening of the new MIT Museum.

April 16-22, 2007, Philadelphia, PA
World Premiere of Evan Ziporyn's Bayu Sabda Idep for Gamelan Galak Tika's Beta Gamalan with the Philadelphia Classical Orchestra. Concerts in Philadelphia and at the Westtown School, and workshops in area schools.

February 24th, 2007, Keene State College, Keene, NH
Concert and Workshop with world premiere of a new beleganjur by Dewa Ketut Alit.

January 7, 2007, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA

December 12, 2006, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Performances of Gender Wayang by Christine Southworth and Sachi Sato as part of Holiday Week at the MFA.

November 5, 2006 Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Performance of Beleganjur as part of PERMIAS Indonesian Cultural Night

October 19, 2006 Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
Performance with master Balinese dancer Kadek Dewi Aryani, for photography exhibit by Stephanie Mitchell “Back to Bali: The Gamelan Comes Full Circle”

June 4, 2006 Bang on a Can Marathon, Financial Center, New York City, NY
GGT opens Bang on a Can Marathon with Evan Ziporyn’s Ngaben (performed with Tactus, conducted by Patti Monson) and Dewa Ketut Alit’s Pelog/Slendro.

May 21, 2006 Copley Square, Boston, MA
Outdoor concert featuring GGT’s new Beta Gamelan.

April 23, 2006 Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Spring concert with premiere of Dewa Ketut Alit’s Pelog/Slendro, featuring GGT’s new Beta Gamelan.

March 12, 2006 Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

March 18, 2006 Rockport Music Festival, Rockport, MA

January 25, 2006 Museum of Science, Cahner’s Theater, Boston, MA
Music & the Invasion of Technology
Gamelan Galak Tika teams up with Ensemble Robot for an hour-long performance of music for robots, gamelan, and western musicians. Premiered “Heavy Metal” by Christine Southworth.

June 19 – July 4, 2005 Bali Tour, Bali, Indonesia
5 concerts in Bali, including the Bali International Arts Festival in Denpasar, the Kuta Carnival, and concerts in the villages of Singaraja, Negara, and Pengosekan. The concerts featured Ziporyn’s “Amok!” and “Tire Fire”, with new choreography by Nyoman Catra, Alit’s “Semara Wisaya” and “Grinsing” with new choreography by Kadek Aryane, and pieces by Sean Mannion, Dan Schmidt, Christine Southworth, and Rebecca Zook.

May 19, 2005 Kresge Auditorium, MIT
Bali tour preview

May 6, 2005 Killian Court, MIT
Inauguration of MIT President Susan Hockfield, featuring “Sabar Gong” by Evan Ziporyn and Lamine Touré, with MIT Senagalese drumming group Rambax.

March 20, 2005 Northeastern University, Boston, MA

PERMIAS Benefit, featuring new and traditional works

December 31, 2004 First Night, Boston, MA

Performance as part of Boston’s New Year’s Eve celebration

November 13, 2004 Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, NY
Evan Ziporyn’s masterpieces Amok! And Tire Fire, Semara Wisaya by Dewa Ketut Alit, and traditional Balinese piece Hujan Mas, with soloists Odd Appetite (Ha-Yang Kim, cello & Nathan Davis, percussion), Blake Newman, bass, and Jeff Lieberman and Eddie Whalen, guitars.

November 11, 2004 Kresge Auditorium, MIT

Zankel Hall preview

May 14, 2004 Kresge Auditorium, MIT

World Premiere of Evan Ziporyn’s composition “Aradhana” for Chinese Pipa’st Wu Man and gamelan.

April 4, 2004 Bates College, ME

Traditional and new works.

March 28, 2004 Concord Academy, Concord, MA

Short performance and lecture/demonstration at Concord Academy high school

November 23, 2003 Holy Cross Gamelan Conference, Worcester, MA

Featuring new work by Desak Made Suarti Laksmi, Simbar Manjangan, as well as Kebyar Kebyar by Evan Ziporyn and Semara Wisaya by Dewa Ketut Alit.

November 16, 2003 Kresge Auditorium, MIT

World Premiere of new work by Desak Made Suarti Laksmi, Simbar Manjangan, for gamelan and Senegalese drumming ensemble.

June 7, 2003 Killian Hall, MIT

Gender Club performance of traditional wayang with I Wayan Wija, dalang.

May 31, 2003 Kresge Auditorium, MIT

2 World Premieres! The Bait of the Spirit by Sean Mannion and Semara Wisaya by Dewa Ketut Alit, choreographed by I Nyoman Catra and danced by Desak Made Suarti Laskmi and Cynthia Laksawana.

March 12, 2003 Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory

World Premiere of Evan Ziporyn’s composition “Ngaben” for gamelan and orchestra

November 17, 2002 Kresge Auditorium, MIT

I Nyoman Catra and Desak Made Suarti Laksmi, guest artists.  Concert of balinese music and dance featuring a suite of masked dances or “Topengs” danced by I Nyoman Catra.  Benefit for the Bali Relief Fund (for the victims of th e Sari Club bombing in Kuta, Bali.)

July 10, 2002 University Park, Cambridge, MA

Free outdoor concert sponsored by the Cambridge Arts Council and Forest City Enterprises.

April 20, 2002 Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

New England Gamelan Weekend, featuring new works by group members (see below).

April 19, 2002 Kresge Auditorium, MIT

Program of five new works by group members Evan Ziporyn, Joshua Penman, Christine Southworth, Danielle Smith, and Dan Schmidt.

December 7, 2001 Kresge, MIT

Traditional music with Baleganjur (marching music).

December, 2001 Tufts University, Somerville, MA

Traditional Balinese music.

October 6, 2001 MIT Kresge Oval (outdoors) MIT HASS 50th Anniversary Celebration

April 21, 2001 Kresge Auditorium, MIT

I Nyoman Catra and Desak Made Suarti Laksmi, guest artists

Presentation of the dance "The Marriage" in collaboration with the Nicola Hawkins Dance Company.

April 14, 2001 Harvard Group for New Music, Paine Hall, Harvard University

Performance of "Aneh Tapi Nyata" by Evan Ziporyn

April 8, 2001 Music at Colby, Colby College, ME

Concert presenting traditional Balinese music and dance.

December 10, 2000 Bang on a Can Millennium Marathon, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

Performance of "Aneh Tapi Nyata" by Evan Ziporyn and "A Dangerous Thing" by Dan Schmidt MIT '91.

December 8, 2000 Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

Premiere of the dance "The Marriage" with Nicola Hawkins Dance Company, choreographed to "Aneh Tapi Nyata" by Evan Ziporyn.

April 21, 2000 Kresge Auditorium, MIT

I Nyoman Catra and Ketut Suryatini, guest artists.

April 15, 2000   Masters in the Museum, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

Ketut Suryatini, guest artist, world premiere of "A Dangerous Thing" by Dan Schmidt '91

December 10, 1999 Kresge Auditorium, MIT

Gusti Ngurah Ketut Artawan, guest artist

May 14, 1999   Kresge Auditorium, MIT

Robert Black, guest artist; featuring "Amok" by Evan Ziporyn.

March 7, 1999   World Music series, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

December 7,1998 New England Conservatory, Boston, MA

November 8, 1998 Kresge Auditorium, MIT

Featuring "Kecak Re-Vued", an American re-interpretation of the kecak monkey chant; choreographed by MIT Theater Arts Faculty Thomas DeFranz.

July 26, 1998  Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

May 29, 1998 Outreach performance-workshops at Lawrence High School, Long Island, NY

May 8, 1998 Kresge Auditorium, MIT

April 13, 1998 New England Conservatory, Boston, MA

February 13, 1998 Blackman Auditorium, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Sponsored by the Indonesian Student Association at Northeastern University.

January 31, 1998 Kripalu Yoga Institute, Lenox, MA

November 15, 1997 Kresge Auditorium, MIT

Joint concert with the Boston Village Gamelan

May 10, 1997 Kresge Auditorium

Basso Bongo, guest artists, featuring world premiere of "Amok" by Evan Ziporyn.

May 4, 1997 Bang on A Can World Music Day, World Financial Center, New York City, NY

Performance of traditional Balinese repertoire and compositions by Evan Ziporyn.

March 2, 1997 Kresge Auditorium

I Nyoman Cerita, guest artist / guest dancer, family concert featuring "kecak-a-long".

November 16, 1996 Kresge Auditorium, MIT

I Nyoman Cerita, guest artist / guest dancer.

April 27 & May 4, 1996 Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

An Asian Tempest, conceived by I Nyoman Catra, Desak Made Suarti Laksmi, and Ron Jenkins

April 30, 1996 Brown University, Providence, RI

Joint concert with the Brown University Gamelan Angklung.

April 24, 1996 Kresge Auditorium, MIT

April 19, 1996 Yale University, New Haven, CT

Joint concert with Gamelan Jaga Anyar.

March 1996 Incidental music to the performances of "The Tempest", MIT

Collaboration with the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble.

December 31, 1995 First Night, Boston, MA

December 11, 1995, Brown University Grant Recital Hall, Providence, RI

Topeng, danced by I Nyoman Catra and Desak Made Suarti Laksmi, with Brown University Gamelan Angklung

September 29, 1995 Kresge Auditorium, MIT

May 21, 1995 Bang on a Can Marathon, Alice Tully Hall, New York City, NY

Performance of "Tire Fire" by Evan Ziporyn.

May 14, 1995 - outside on the Kresge Oval

April 21, 1994 – MIT Student Center (La Sala)

with Sekar Jaya premiering Tire Fire

April 1, 1994 - Dartmouth College, for Planet Gamelan

March 30, 1994 - Wellesley College

February 20, 1994 - Clark University

February 14, 1994 - Emerson Majestic, as part of an Emerson production "Monkeys, Goddesses and Masks"

December 9, 1993 - MIT Killian Hall
World Music Program Debut

October 28, 1993 - Council for the Arts 21st annual meeting 

 

 
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