Gongs & Skins

Gongs & Skins, an International Percussion Festival

Concert (in Yangon)
31.07.2015, 6.30 pm
National Theatre Yangon, Myoma Kyoung Road, Dagon Tsp/Yangon

FREE ENTRANCE
Tickets are available at the French Institute – Goethe Institute (340 Pyay road)
Reservation seat : ticket@yangon.goethe.org

Gongs & Skins poster 2015

The French Institute (Institut français de Birmanie) and the Goethe Institute in Myanmar are proud to announce “GONGS & SKINS – An International Percussion Festival” with concerts in Yangon, Taunggyi and Mandalay.

The extraordinary richness of percussion traditions is one of the intangible treasures of South East Asia. Myanmar adds its own distinctive part to this outstanding variety of percussive forms. With its original musical compositions and instruments it can easily compete with the traditions of Thailand or even Indonesia. One enriching element is the ethnic diversity of the country: the great HsaingWaing and Dobat traditions of the Bamar are completed by a multifaceted array of instruments and rhythms of the different minority communities.

Despite this vital diversity of percussive forms, there remains the risk of a certain conflation in a purely folkloristic niche, because of missing exchange and input from outside. This is the vantage point of “Gongs & Skins”. The initiative will bring together percussionists from different ethnic groups in Myanmar, from France and from Germany. Under the guidance of the German percussion artist and expert Prof. Bernhard Wulff the international musicians will work together in a weeklong workshop and develop the repertoire for a festival with concerts in Yangon, Taunggyi and Mandalay.

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Gongs & Skins tour in Myanmar

29.07.2015 – 7 PM
CONCERT FOR PERCUSSION & ELECTRONIC SOUNDS
PANSODAN SCENE YANGON
144, Pansodan Street, Yangon
Concert for percussion and electronic sounds at Pansodan Scene Gallery
“Limit – Unlimited”
Composers in the 20th century discovered the new world of rhythm and electronic sounds and received from both fields a lot of new inspirations.
Our concert will present different examples of connecting electronic with percussion instruments with manipulated nature sounds (Music concréte), with pure electronic sounds and as dialogue with a new computer program (live electronic).

31.07.2015 – 6:30 PM
NATIONAL THEATER YANGON
MYOMA KYAUNG STREET
The national theater concert will be the result of one week workshop will all the musicians from Myanmar and Europe combining different styles, traditions and inspirations.

03.08.2015 – 7 PM
AYETHAYA VINEYARD
HTONE BO, AYETHAYA-TAUNGGYI

04.08.2015 – 6 PM
TAUNGGYI – SPORT HALL BESIDE TAUNGGYI STADIUM
TAUNGGYI

06.08.2015 – 6 PM
NATIONAL THEATER MANDALAY
66th STREET

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