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New releases on Bandcamp

Gong Tirta have released a new miniCD and it is now downloadable on Bandcamp: MADley ’24 is a 17+ minutes-long refresh of older themes composed by I Ketut Sudanegara, Jessica Polak, Jeroen Sep and Renadi between 1989 and 2021. This medley is included in their 2024 live concerts.

Bangkirai X released their second album on Bandcamp. It’s much more gamelan-heavy than their first album and probably one of the finest achievements in terms of blending gamelan and (prog)rockmusic to date. Also, a secret is revealed concerning the band. Just head to the Bandcamp site and learn the hard truth behind Bangkirai X.

Renadi Santoso

2nd of June 2024 – Gamelan Jamsession in Amsterdam

location: Het Gamelanhuis, Veemkade 578, 1019 BL Amsterdam

Start: 14.00 hrs.

Entry for audience: free, but a monetary gift is welcomed.

Reservation: renadisantoso0@gmail.com

Musicians: Yukari Uekawa (a.o. Edge Effect Ensemble, Widosari), Jeroen Sep (DigiFratsen, Gong Tirta) Jessica Polak (Gong Tirta, Kalangkang), Danne Lunenburg (HKA electronic music), monitored and led by Renadi Santoso (a.o. Aorta, Gong Tirta, Widosari, Kalangkang, Archipelago).

Renadi Santoso

19th of May 2024 – Music & Dance Collaboration

At the Pasar Desa event in De Broodfabriek in Rijswijk Renadi (violin, guitar, EWI, kendang, vocal) collaborated with musicians Yukari Uekawa (saxophone, suling), Michiel Niemandsverdriet (kendang, gender, bonang, kemanak), Rutger (soundscapes, bonang, kemanak, vocal) and dancer Yuta Kuroki from Japan. Their adventurous performance made a spectacular ending of the first edition of the Festival Islam Kepulauan, organized by The Voices of Archipelago.

Renadi Santoso

Kalangkang resurrected

Duo Kalangkang will perform their unique kecapi-suling program 31st of August 2024 in the Hortus Amsterdam. Upcoming first is a performance in Hilden (Germany) on April 18th.

Renadi Santoso

Onder de Schubben van de Oceaan live

11th of February 2024 in the Gamelanhuis Amsterdam NL premiered a new, almost sold out concert by Gong Tirta titled ‘Onder de Schubben van de Oceaan’. Mostly older work, but with fresh adaptations/arrangements which made these compositions stand out in a modern, up-to-date sound. The concert featured MADley ’24 which was also released on MiniCD. The 17+ minutes track ‘Madley ’24’ can be auditioned and downloaded on Bandcamp.

Renadi Santoso

Cinemasia in De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

Renadi performed on the kecapi at the official opening of the Best of Modern Asian Cinema festival on 1st of February 2024.

Renadi Santoso

Wayang kancil en Wayang Wahyu

Dhalang (puppeteer) Esmeralda Zee-Hilal performed Wayang Kancil at the Pasar Malam in Hoorn 18/19 November 2023. December 7th 2023 she performed Wayang Wahyu in Stervoorde Rijswijk for NIVON. Both performances were preceded by a short lecture on wayang in which she explained many details on build, themes and symbolism. She was accompanied with live music by Renadi.

Renadi Santoso

Sumatra Festival at Taman Indonesia Kallenkote

Renadi played music and songs on Talempong during the Sumatra festival in Kallenkote 22nd of October 2023. The music ensemble was completed by Rosiati Ismangil (gendhang) and Vera Atika (gong).

Renadi Santoso

Official opening DGIT Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

20th of October 2023 Renadi played kendang in a special performance alongside dancers Rahmida Patmawati, Nova Marselino Burda and Arnaud Kokosky-Defarchaux. The performance marked the start of the exhibition about Indonesia in the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam NL, titled ‘De Grote Indonesië Tentoonstelling’.

Renadi Santoso

Global Gongs in the Orgelpark

Ensemble Global Gongs performed theatrical music ‘Air Mata’ composed by Sinta Wullur on the 29th of September 2023 in the Orgelpark Amsterdam, near the Vondelpark. Renadi contributed on bonang, slenthem and kendang.

Renadi Santoso