join in for part 3 of Gatherings, it's going to be a wild one...
FRIDAY JULY 30
GAMELAN SEKAR JAYA
with a reel to reel recording of an a cappella mix of The Beach Boys' PET SOUNDS
BERKELEY ART MUSEUM
2626 bancroft way
6pm, doors open and Pet Sounds begins
7:30pm, Gamelan performance begins
Gamelan Sekar Jaya performs traditional Balinese music and dance. The orchestra, led by I DEWA PUTU BERATA, consists of 20 musicians playing interlocking, pattern based parts on bronze, iron, wood, and bamboo percussive instruments. With each instrument tuned to just slight variations of notes, there is a mounting tonal vibration that is quite hypnotic.
Dancers will be led by a special guest teacher NI KETUT SRI LAKSMI.
For the first portion of the evening, we will enjoy a distinctly different expression of tonal meldings...Devin Woolf has helped unearth a rare recording of an a cappella mix of The BEACH BOYS album PET SOUNDS. Played on reel to reel, this tape will cast spells through the museum as the ultra-rich layers of vocal harmony ring out and disappear.
Come listen and find the larger order!