UPCOMING EVENTS

08.25.18 – 08.26.18

ARTS IN NATURE FESTIVAL

  • Sat, Aug 25, 12:00 - 9:00 PM;  Sun, Aug 26, 12:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Camp Long (map)

GAMELAN PACIFICA performs at the 17th annual Arts in Nature Festival at Camp Long in West Seattle. Sunday, August 26th. The concert will begin the day's events on Sunday and will be followed by a short gamelan workshop. // details

 

PAST EVENTS

05.07.18 – 06.03.18
Creative Residency at La Figlia Retreat in Fraine, Italy. 

02.24.18
GAMELAN PACIFICA performs in the CORRIDOR FESTIVAL on Saturday, Feb. 24th. The festival runs all day from 1 pm until midnight. Gamelan Pacifica will perform at approximately 7 pm.  // details

01.06.17
2017 Dance Crush award for the Solo(s) Project, Erickson Theater, Seattle, WA. Award ceremony will inlcude excerpts from the original work. The Solo(s) Project is: Choreographer: Mary Sheldon Scott; Composer: Jarrad Powell; Visual Design: Corrie Befort; Lighting Design: Lynne Ellis; Technical Director: Becca Blackwell; Technical Intern: Cameo Lethem; Performers: Corrie Befort, Jade Solomon Curtis, Alice Gosti, Mark Haim, Jim Kent, Sean O’Bryan, Linsyanne Owen. Commissioned by Velocity’s Made in Seattle program. // details

09.20-24.17
Open for Dancing Festival; premiere of site-specific work by Mary Sheldon Scott and Jarrad Powell at the newly excavated Southern Redoubt at Ft. Adams, Newport, Rhode Island.; 3-day intensive workshop followed by six performances; commission from Island Moving Company.

08.26.17
Chapel Performance Space, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle, WA; Gift Tapes/DRAFT presents Jarrad Powell & Golden Retriever for its forth installment of its 2017 program at the Chapel Performance Space, in association with the Wayward Music Series. Jarrad Powell will present some of his electronic music, offering up a rare opportunity to experience these works outside of a music for dance context. Opening the performance will be Portland’s duo Golden Retriever, their first Seattle performance after their forthcoming record Rotations(Thrill Jockey) is released. // details

05.13.17
Chapel Performance Space, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, 4th Floor, Seattle, WA, . A concert to celebrate the centenary of great American composer LOU HARRISON (b. May 14, 1917). // details


10.29.16
University of Puget Sound, Rasmussen Rotunda
Gamelan Pacifica performs for the third annual Southeast Asia Symposium. Performance open to the public// details

11.03.16
The SOLO(s) Project, Velocity Dance Center, Seattle
Premiere of a new collaborative work with choreographer Mary Sheldon Scott. // details

12.03.16
PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Kerry Hall campus.
Gamelan Pacifica performs for the Cornish Music Series.// details

04.22.16
GAMELAN PACIFICA is joined in concert by the great Javanese musician HERI PURWANTO and vocalist/psindhen JESSIKA KENNEY. This concert will focus on gamelan music from Central Java. Wayward Music Series at the Chapel Performance Space, Seattle // details

10.22.15
Premiere of a new work for carillon. Commissioned by Neil Thornock for the 40th annivesary of the Centennial Carillon at BYU. // details

11.01.15
Music for Gamelan and String Quartet. GAMELAN PACIFICA is joined by four stellar string players for this special musical event. Concert includes performances by each ensemble, followed by premieres of new works for gamelan and string quartet together. PONCHO Concert Hall, Seattle // details

MICHAEL JINSOO LIM, violin (Concertmaster of Pacific Northwest Ballet, co-founder of Corigliano Quartet, violin faculty at Cornish College); BRITTANY BOULDING BREEDEN, violin (Associate Concertmaster of Pacific Northwest Ballet, Co-Concertmaster of Northwest Sinfonietta); MELIA WATRAS, viola (Sono Luminus recording artist, viola professor and chair of Strings at the University of Washington); SAEUNN THORSTEINDOTTIR, cello (Founding member of Decoda, cello faculty at University of Washington)

May 28–30, 2015
BELLINGHAM REPERTORY DANCE; premiere of new work, choreography by Mary Sheldon Scott, music by Jarrad Powell. // details

05.01.15
GAMELAN PACIFICA gives a performance to celebrate the instruments of the Seattle-Surabaya Gamelan at Seattle Pacifica University, Crawford Music Building, Room 211. This beautiful gamelan was a gift to the city of Seattle from its Indonesian sister city, Surabaya. 7 PM. Admission is free. // details

04.12.15
GAMELAN PACIFICA celebrates the release of its new recording Nourishment, featuring works by Lou Harrison, Stephen Fandrich, Philip Glass, Jessika Kenney, Al. Suwardi, and Jarrad Powell; 7 PM, PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle // details

03.06.15
PREMIERE of new piece and performance of excerpts from the Solos Project; choreography by Mary Sheldon Scott, music by Jarrad Powell; Reed College, Portland, OR; culmination of a residency with the Reed College Dance Department // details

01.31.15
Performing for the closing of Jessika Kenney's show ANCHOR ZERO, with Eyvind Kang, Lori Goldston, Jesse Snyder, Stephanie Shadbolt, and other guests. 3 PM // details

01.23–25, 2015
PREMIERE of the new contemporary dance piece Seven; choreography by Mary Sheldon Scott, music by Jarrad Powell; commissioned by the University of Washington Dance Department, FACULTY DANCE CONCERT, Meany Hall for the Performing Arts; Tickets 206-543-2880. // details

12.07.14
GAMELAN PACIFICA in concert with special guest composer Daniel Schmidt; PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle // details

05.29.14
GAMELAN PACIFICA presents a concert of Javanese gamelan music, with vocalist JESSIKA KENNEY and special guest HERI PURWANTO. Seattle Public Library, Central Library Auditorium. // details

05.22.14
THE MOUNAIN POEMS OF STONEHOUSE: A CELEBRATION IN TRANSLATION AND SONG. Translator RED PINE and musicians JESSIKA KENNEY, EYVIND KANG and JARRAD POWELL celebrate the release of a new collection of poems by STONEHOUSE, fourteenth century Chinese hermit and poet. The FRYE Museum, Seattle // details

05.20.14
JAVANESE WAYANG PERFORMANCE. Featuring dalang Midiyanto with Heri Purwanto and Gamelan Pacifica. Meany Hall, University of Washington. // details

05.18.14
THE MOUNAIN POEMS OF STONEHOUSE: A CELEBRATION IN TRANSLATION AND SONG. Translator RED PINE and musicians JESSIKA KENNEY, EYVIND KANG and JARRAD POWELL celebrate the release of a new collection of poems by STONEHOUSE, fourteenth century Chinese hermit and poet. The Rose Theater, Port Townsend, WA // details

05.17-18-21.14
Premiere of new piece for gamelan by Jarrad Powell. Commissioned and performed by Gamelan Son of Lion, New York. // details

04.19.14
LARAS MADYA: JAVANESE VOCAL ARTS. Featuring Gamelan Pacifica with the vocal ensemble Canzonetta, with vocal direction by JESSIKA KENNEY, and special guest HERI PURWANTO; directed by Jarrad Powell. PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts. // details

12.08.13
BACH - GAMEL: MUSIC OF THE EUROPEAN BAROQUE AND JAVANESE GAMELAN. Featuring Gamelan Pacifica, directed by Jarrad Powell, with vocalist Jesskia Kenney, and also featuring Baroque music specialists Byron Schenkman (keyboard), Linda Tsatsanis (voice), Nathan Whittaker (cello), and Janet See (flute). // details

10.12.13
IM.PERF.ECT
IMpromptu PERFormances projECT
Institute of Emergent Technology + Intermedia (iET+I) at Cornish College of the Arts, in conjunction with the Pendleton House presents an evening of sound, movement, and video
8 PM, Saturday, October 12, 2013, Wayward Music Series
The Chapel Performance Space, 4th floor of the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. // details

Performances by the band Newaxeyes (William Hayes, Jordan Rundle, Tyler Coray, Bret Gardin), dancers Babette Pendleton, Mariah Martens, Baylee Reynolds, Ariana Bird, and Alexandra Maricich, video artist Tyler Coray, plus Andre Couture, Benjamin Marx, William Smith, Anthony Cammarota, Griffin Boyd, Robert Campbell, Jarrad Powell and others.

05.05.13
SUHIRDJAN: REVERBERATIONS. The outstanding musicians of GAMELAN PACIFICA pay tribute to the great Javanese gamelan builder Suhirdjan. His recent death was mourned by members of Gamelan Pacifica. Many of the instruments used by the ensemble were built by Suhirdjan back in the mid 1980's. Over the years these instruments have added greatly to our lives and to the musical life of Seattle. The concert will feature the composition Gendhing Jangkung Kuning Mataram, a piece from the Central Javanese city of Yogakarta where Suhirdjan made his home. Also on the concert will be some important contemporary gamelan compositions dating from the 1980's when the Suhirdjan instruments first arrived in Seattle. // details

04.07.13
JESSIKA KENNEY and FRIENDS. Un/traditional vocalist Jessika Kenney brings together Gamelan Pacifica, Eyvind Kang, Jarrad Powell and other special guests to give a "narrative concert" inspired by a re-reading of the appearance of 'Samsu Tabarit' at the Javanese court. Through the prisms of Classical Javanese and Persian literature, language, mantra, and mode, the concert atmospherically follows Shams' shattering of the orthodox from within as he wins the heart of Rumi. // details

12.14.12
This performance in celebration of the John Cage centenary pays homage to Cage’s liberating influence and, in particular, to Cage’s scores that are not pieces in the usual sense of the word, but rather scores that are open invitations to create anew, while providing the thoughtful means for doing that. Jessika Kenney presents FONTANA RADIF, a realization of the Persian Radif based on Cage's Fontana Mix (1958); Jarrad Powell, Beth Graczyk, and Robert Campbell collaborate on a performance of Cage's STEPS: A Composition for a Painting, to be performed by individuals or groups (1989). Powell has received permission from Ray Kass and the Mountain Lake Workshop to present this unpublished and rarely performed work by Cage that results in the creation of an original painting. - Wayward Music Series at the Chapel Performance Space, Seattle. // details

11.17.12
Special guest ALYSIOS SUWARDI will join Gamelan Pacifica in a concert of traditional and contemporary gamelan music. A renowned musician, instrument maker, and composer from Java, Al. Suwardi is one of the most gifted gamelan musicians of his generation. He has developed a reputation as a composer, gamelan teacher, gamelan player, gamelan tuner and restorer, and experimental instrument maker. The concert will feature Northwest premieres of original compositions by Suwardi, as well as traditional music. - PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle. //details

10.21.12
In honor of John Cage's 100th birthday Jarrad Powell performs 4'33" at the FRYE Art Museum for John Cage and Friends: An Afternoon of Music and Film. // details

10.20.12
Jarrad Powell directs Gamelan Pacifica in a performance of Dewa Ruci, a Javanese wayang kulit with dalang KI MIDIYANTO in a benefit for the CERDAS Foundation. A renowned musician and dhalang (shadow master) from Java, Midiyanto is one of the most gifted gamelan musicians of his generation. He has performed as a musician and as a dhalang in Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and many parts of the US. - 7 PM, Kane Hall, Room 103, University of Washington, Seattle. // details

09.124.12
Concert celebrating the 100th birthday of John Cage, oraganized and curated by Jarrad Powell for the Cornish Music Series - 8 PM, PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle.

05.12.12
Special guest KI MIDIYANTO will join Gamelan Pacifica in a concert of traditional and contemporary gamelan music. A renowned musician and dhalang (shadow master) from Java, Midiyanto is one of the most gifted gamelan musicians of his generation. He has performed as a musician and as a dhalang in Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and many parts of the US. - 8 PM, PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle. // details

12.03.11
Cornish College of the Arts and Gamelan Pacifica present special guest PENI CANDRA RINI with Gamelan Pacifica in a concert of traditional and contemporary gamelan music. A renowned singer and composer from Java, Candra Rini is a young artist who excels in both contemporary music and the traditional vocal style known as psindhen. Candra Rini is currently in residence at the California Institute of the Arts on a six-month grant from the Asian Cultural Council. - PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle. // details

10.08.11
Instrumental and vocal music of Jarrad Powell, Nonsequitur Wayward Music Series, Chapel Performance Space; featuring a number of outstanding Northwest musicians includiing Jessika Kenney, Paul Taub, Matthew Kocmieroski, Adrienne Varner, Jamie Maschler, Stephen Fandrich, Brad Hawkins, Jesse Snyder, and Stephanie Helm //details

05.01.11
May Day! May Day! - festival of New Music at Town Hall, Seattle. Now in its second year, I will be curating this year, along with Wayne Horowitz and Christine Valdez. //details not yet available. //details

04.26.11
Gamelan Pacifica performs at Meany Hall, University of Washington, with renowned Javanese dancer Didik Nini Thowok and University of Washington Visiting Artist Heri Purwanto. //details

04.09.11
Gamelan Pacifica presents Gamelan Gadhon, soft-style music from the classical repertoire of Central Java. Gamelan Gadhon is an ensemble consisting of the soft-style instruments of the Central Javanese gamelan. Instruments inclulde rebab, gender, gender panerus, voice, slenthem, suling, siter, gong, kempul, kenong, kethuk, and kendhang. The music performed by this ensemble is among the most refined and exquisite chamber music in the world. Gamelan Pacifica will perform pieces from the classical repertoire of Central Java. //details

02.04.11 & 02.05.11
More performances as part of the Cunnigham MinEvent; Cornish Dance Theater; Paramount Theater and Bullitt Theater at ACT; choreographic direction by Patricia Lent; music by the Indeterminacy Ensemble, directed by Jarrad Powell. //details

03.06.11
Gamelan Pacifica performs at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. //details

12.04.10
CD release concert. Gamelan Pacifica celebrates the release of it's new recording on New World Records. The recording, entitled Scenes from Cavafy, features premiere recordings of three major works by Lou Harrison. The gamelan will be joined by some great guest performers: John Duykers, voice; Jessika Kenney, voice; Sally Singer, cello; and Jennifer Caine, violin //details

11.19-20.10
Another performance as part of the Cunnigham MinEvent; Cornish Dance Theater; choreographic direction by Patricia Lent; music by the Indeterminacy Ensemble, directed by Jarrad Powell. //details

10.8.10
Kick-off event for the MinEvent that will commemorate the legacy of choreographer Merce Cunningham with a number of activities and performances in Seattle througout the year. I am Music Director for the MinEvent. I direct the Indeterminacy Ensemble in a performance of the music of John Cage to accompany a performance of Cunningham's choreography as part of this gallery exhibition opening. //details

09.18.10
World premeire of Demon Daring Down, my new piece for percussion quartet; Pacific Rims Percussion Quartet; PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 8 PM //details

05.20-23.10
World premiere of HOME by Scott/Powell Performance; choreography by Mary Sheldon Scott, music by Jarrad Powell //details

05.01.10
"MAY DAY! MAY DAY!" - Gamelan Pacifica performs as part of this groundbreaking festival of contemporary music at Town Hall; featuring numerous outstanding Seattle musicians; more info coming soon.

04.24.10
Concert featuring renowned Javanese composer and performer Rahayu Supanggah; concert culminates a 2-week residency with Supanggah //details

03.28.10
Gamelan Pacifica at Icicle Creek Music Center in Leavenworth, Washington; a joint concert with some of the amazing resident Icicle Creek musicians //details

12.05.09
Gamelan Pacifica presents Jody Diamond; Diamond is a noted gamelan performer and composer and is the Director of the American Gamelan Institute //details

12.10-13.09
Scott/Powell Performance presents new work as part of "THE A.W.A.R.D. SHOW" at On the Boards in Seattle //details

09.26.09
Gamelan Pacifica performs for Steve Peters' 50th Birthday Concert; featuring many stellar Seattle musicians //details

09.25.09
Gamelan Pacifica presents Jessika Kenney, vocalist and composer; Featuring new composition by Kenney and Lou Harrison, with special guest violist Eyvind Kang //details

06.13-14.09
Northwest New Works Festival; Scott/Powell Performance presents excerpts from their evening length work-in-progress, Home, as part of this esteemed festival of new work; On the Boards, Seattle, WA //details

03.26-29.09
Drums Along the Pacifica Festival // a major 4-day festival featuring the work of Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison, and John Cage with performances by the Seattle Chamber Players, Pacifica Rims Percussion Ensemble, and Gamelan Pacifica // Poncho Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle //details

02.20.09
Wayang Kulit performance with puppetmaster Ki Midiyanto and Gamelan Pacifica // Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle //details

11.01.08
Premiere of "Tsuki" for voice and Javanese gamelan // Gamelan Pacifica Presents New and Unusual Music for Gamelan// Poncho Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle //details