Gamelan Bike Bike

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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 result is a colorful array of metallophone instruments that are brought alive by the ensemble’s ten musicians. Influenced by the fierce rhythmic 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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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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