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.
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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