Gamelan Bike Bike

Gamelan Bike Bike - Surrey Art Gallery 2

Gamelan Bike Bike found its musical inspiration from Bali, Indonesia and its raw materials from the scrap metal bins of Vancouver. In 2012, members of the group collected over 100 discarded bicycle frames to build the instruments, tuning them to a pelog scale common in the Gamelan Gong Kebyar tradition. The colorful metal scraps, configured into a series of metallophones instruments, created a platform for new experimentation with gamelan music on the West Coast. The ten-member ensemble has presented performances at the Western Front, the Surrey Art Gallery, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and is currently preparing a release with the Indonesia-based art collective and label Insitu Recordings.

Interested in having us perform at your event or festival? Contact us here

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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

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