Gamelan Bike Bike draws its musical inspiration from Bali, Indonesia and its raw materials from the scrap metal bins of Vancouver. In 2012, instrument maker George Rahi collected over 100 discarded bicycle frames to build the instruments. 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 ensemble has presented performances at the Western Front, the Surrey Art Gallery, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and released Hi-Ten, a collection of original music with the Indonesia-based art collective and label Insitu Recordings on November 11, 2017.
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April 27, 2019 – Vancouver New Music Concert Series @ the Orpheum Annex
November 16, 2018 – Roundhouse Performing Arts Centre
July 15, 2018 – Vancouver Folk Music Festival
April 27, 2018 – Gamelan Festival at the Roundhouse Performing Arts Centre
April 15, 2018 – Granville Island’s Revue Stage
January 16, 2018 – Sawdust Collector Series @ the Gold Saucer
December 1, 2017 – VIVO Media Arts Centre
November 11, 2017 – *Album Release Show* 240 Northern St. Doors at 8pm.