The Soundscape gamelan is a beautiful set of handcrafed bronze percussion instruments from the island of Java. We offer gamelan workshops to people of all ages and abilities, introducing the music and culture of Indonesia and encouraging listening, communication and team-skills. Workshops can accommodate up to 18 people.
In Java, Gamelan music is often used to accompany Shadow Puppet Theatre. Below is a stop motion animation film inspired by Javanese shadow puppets that we made with visual artist Aideen Barry. Members of the Soundscape Gamelan players composed and recorded the original musical soundtrack on the Gamelan.