Tour name: Daylight Music - The Sea & I + Augmented Gamelan + Dan Amor
Daylight Music is a dazzling idea presented by the Union Chapel to open up their amazing gothic venue to a shiny new daytime crowd and provide a rather exciting platform for artists. Produced by Arctic Circle.
FREE ENTRY midday - till 2.00pm
The tentatively named Augmented Gamelan project has been created to find ways to combine Javanese tuned percussion with electroacoustic music. Through bespoke software and transducers attached to the instruments, traditional rhythms and melodies are broken down, extended and manipulated to form rich textures punctuated by deep gong-like tones.
The project is being developed by Charles Matthews, who has recorded bass-heavy electronic music as Ardisson on Seed Records amongst other labels prior to falling for gamelan. The five-piece ensemble put together for Daylight Music includes members of the Southbank Gamelan Players and centres around the unusual, delicate sound of the gendér (a bronze keyed instrument played with soft mallets) and traditional sung poetry.