Concert March 20, 2011 | Clara de Mik, Robbert van Hulzen and Ere Lievonen

Concert | March 20th 2011, 11.00 hours | BAM Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

Boem Boe Bali!

Gamelan is characteristic of the Indonesian classical music. 31-tone music is a typical Dutch invention that has been developed here in The Netherlands. The 31-tone tuning of the Fokker-organ has possibilities to play exotic melodies and harmonies, as can be heard in different types of gamelan. It's possible to devide the fifth in three, like in the Balinese scale with 6/5 seconds. These sounds fit well with the pelog and sllendro tunings of the metallophones, gongs and drums which are present in the Balinese and Javanese gamelan. The percussionists Robbert van Hulzen en Clara de Mik, both specialists in performing on the gamelan, will accompany Ere Lievonen (Fokker organ) musically during this remarkable concert. A melting pot of exotic sounds will be the result.


Tickets can be reserved at the Muziekgebouw. The tickets include a drink after the concert in the Star Ferry restaurant of the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.  >>>

Sunday March 20, 2011 | 11.00 hours | BAM Hall | Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Prices: € 13,00 Normal | € 10,50 Stadspas | € 10,50 CJP |




Clara de Mik - gamelan

Robbert van Hulzen - gamelan

Ere Lievonen - Fokker organ



Robbert van Hulzen - Minta rokok (2009)

Claude Debussy (arr. E. Lievonen) - Pagodes (from"Estampes", 1903)

André Douw - Vivaha Arjuna (1996/2011)

Adriaan Fokker - Kringspiegelingen (from the collection "Ab ovo", 1958)

                      I.  "Spiegelend kringspel"

                      II. "Vergrote kwarten"

Robbert van Hulzen - Kasihan! (2009)

Colin McPhee (arr.) - Balinese Ceremonial Music (1940)

                    I.  Pemoengkah (arr. E. Lievonen)

                    II. Gambangan (arr. EL/RvH/CdM)

Traditional (arr. S. Germanus) - Bunga Rampai Nyanyian (2011)



This concert is made possible by the support of: the Fonds Podiumkunsten, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the SNS REAAL Fonds and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Show our sponsors

With special thanks to Ensemble Gending for using their gamelan instruments.