Juxtaposing the joy and destruction that food can bring, this immersive concert celebrates endangered Indonesian instruments whose primary function is centered around food production.
Instruments of the working class – Bundengan (duck herder’s rain shield and zither) from Java, Rantok (polyrhythmic rice pounding), and Gule Gending (fairy floss street vendor’s steal-pans) from Lombok, will be complemented and contrasted by internationally acclaimed Sindhen (Javanese court vocalist) Peni Candra Rini.
Artistic Director Bianca Gannon, performing post-minimalist piano and gamelan, propels this exchange into a contemporary art music context. This major work is further magnified by the digitally enhanced idiosyncratic shadow puppetry of Bungkus Art Collective. The result is a bilateral dialogue around timely issues.
Will the bittersweet impact of the food industry on societies, health and the environment be sugar coated? This farm-to-table narrative will indeed impart some food for thought…
50% of proceeds will be donated to Lombok earthquake relief charities.
Presented in conjunction with Mapping Melbourne.
Friday 14 December 2018 7.30pm
Primrose Potter Salon, 31 Sturt Street, Melbourne, Victoria