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, configuring the colourful metal scraps into new kinds of metallophones and gongs. The 10 member ensemble is dedicated to performing new works for gamelan, including recent compositions from guest composer I Putu Gede Sukaryana (Balot) from Bali. The ensemble has presented performances with the Western Front, Vancouver New Music, and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and in 2017 released Hi-Ten, a collection of original works with the Indonesia-based label Insitu Recordings.
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August 10, 2019 – Kaleidoscope Festival @ Town Centre Park, Coquitlam
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.