Concert by Gamelan Si Pawit and we just stole a car

Jun 12, 2015

Concert, Performance


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


8:00 p.m.


A collaborative performance by Jon Siddall, founder of Gamelan Si Pawit, and members of the experimental rock band we just stole a car, presented as part of The New Bronze Age—a series that explored west coast adaptations of Indonesian gamelan music.

Throughout the hour-long concert, Daryn Cassie (piano), Dominic Conway (saxophone), Elliot Langford (bass), John Mutter (guitar), Kevin Romain (drums), and Daniel Ruiz (percussion), flitted between a gamelan set and rock outfit. Together with Siddall, their performance combined contemporary jazz and new music ideologies with traditional South-Asian harmony and rhythm, noise, and improvisation to create a unique performance structure. 

Video documentation of this event is available upon request.

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We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.