Juxtaposing the joy and the destruction that food can bring, this immersive concert celebrates endangered Indonesian instruments whose primary function is centred around food production.
Luqmanul Chakim‘s performance of instruments of the working class – Bundengan (duck herder’s rain shield and zither) from Java, Rantok (polyrhythmic rice pounding), and Gule Gending (fairy floss street vendor’s steal pans) from Lombok, will be complemented and contrasted by the Sindhen vocals (Javanese Court style) of internationally acclaimed Peni Candrarini. Bianca Gannon, performing post-minimalist piano and gamelan, propels this exchange into a contemporary art music context. This major work is further magnified by the digitally enhanced shadow puppetry of Bungkus Art Collective. The result is a bilateral dialogue around timely issues.
Will the bittersweet impact of the food industry on societies, health and the environment be sugar coated? This farm-to-table narrative will indeed impart some food for thought…
The Sugar Coated team invites you to attend a post-concert Q & A.
The artist will make a contribution from the proceeds of this show to earthquake relief charities in Lombok.
Bianca Gannon: Artistic Director, Composer-Pianist
Luqmanul Chakim: Bundengan, Suling, Rantok, Gule Gending
Peni Candra Rini: Sindhen/Vocals, Rebab
Bungkus Art Collective: Shadow Puppetry
Jean Poole, Robert Jarvis: Animation, Concert Visuals
14 Dec 2018 (Friday), 7.30 PM – 9 PM
Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Wheelchair accessible venue.
Tickets: $39 (Full) | $29 (Concession) via Melbourne Recital Centre.
This event is affiliated with the Companion Card initiative.
The Sound Of Shadows: Sugar Coated is presented as part of Mapping Melbourne 2018.
Image: The Sound Of Shadows Sugar Coated, 2018, Miko Holt.