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Liquid Soul - Musik aus Luft & Wasser

"Sudah Mandi ?"


Beate Gatscha
Wasserstichorgel, Gender Wayang, Tanz
Gert Anklam
Saxophone, Wasserstichorgel, Suling, Gender Wayang


Ravi Srinivasan
Tabla, Perkussion, Gesang
Saichu Yohansyah (Sayo)
Riesengong & Klangschalen

"„Taken a bath yet ?“ This question in Indonesian „Sudah mandi ?“ is one oft the common phrases on Bali and names the titlesong of our program. In the Winters 2015 and 2016 both of the Liquid Soul artists, Beate Gatscha and Gert Anklam, went to Bali, to study Gamelan music and collect new musical inspirations.

Besides their unusual set of musical Instruments like Wasserstichorgel, Hang, Saxophone, Sheng, Taiko, the focus of the Bali inspired program is now on Gender Wayang and Suling.

The Gender is a Bronce or Iron Xylophone, traditionally played for the wayang kulit (shadow puppet play ) but also in religous and social ceremonies on Bali. The suling, a traditional bamboo flute with 6 holes, is part of the Balinese Gamelan orchestra.

All the Gamelan instruments exist in pairs, which symbolizes the balance of the polarities and will be tuned 5 Hertz apart from each other. Music is a essential part of the social life on Bali and is practiced by all generations.

Guests of our program „Sudah mandi ?“ are the Indonesian Gong artist Sayo with his handcrafted giant Gong and the well known Tabla artist and percussionist Ravi Srinivasan. Born in Malaysia, in a Indo british family, he enriches the concert with his extraordinary global musical background.

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