Gamelan Bike Bike found its musical inspiration from Bali, Indonesia and its raw materials from the scrap metal bins of Vancouver. Members of the ensemble collected over 100 discarded bicycle frames to build their instruments, tuned to the musical scale known as ‘pelog’. The colorful array of metallophone instruments are brought alive by the ensemble’s twelve musicians. Influenced by the dynamic energy of a gamelan gong kebyar, Gamelan Bike Bike is composing new and original works for gamelan music on the West Coast, presenting one-of-a-kind performances, workshops, and installations at events across BC. Featured at MAKE MAGAZINE, Parade of Lost Souls, CBC, International Children’s Festival, and the Western Front.
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November 11, 2017 – *Album Release Show* 240 Northern St. Doors at 8pm.
July 29, 2017 – Festival for Publik Space
June 11, 2017 – Vancouver Mini Maker Faire
February 4, 2017 – Winter Wander
June 2, 2016 – Museum of Vancouver
June 11, 2016 – Vancouver Mini Maker Faire
June 20, 2016 – Gathering Place / Summer Solstice
July 2, 2016 – Biketopia Music Festival
July 16, 2016 – Vancouver Folk Music Festival
August 4, 2016 – Festival for Publik Space
August 15, 2016 – The Field Gathering
October 29, 2016 – The Parade of Lost Souls