The group was comfortable — laughter shot out between songs and a few of the members’ children played off to the side — but their preparation was precise.
Fantastic show to a capacity crowd at GST! Here we are performing in front of our beloved Javanese and Balinese gamelan instruments from Gamelan Raga Kusuma, and the public debut of the rabbit from our newest crankie, “Silver Dagger” by Hannah Marie Standiford:
Rumput is seeking an artist to produce a crankie (panoramic scrolling artwork) to accompany a song for our live shows. Submit a proposal including a brief outline of your concept and a miniature scroll as a work sample — any size or medium (receipt paper, electronic file, etc.)
One artist will be chosen to create a full-sized crankie to be used in live performance. We will provide a 36” tall roll of Tyvek for the final piece. (You’re free to use other materials too, but it must be as tough and translucent as Tyvek.) If we use your work you will receive a percentage of the proceeds every time it is used.
Proposal Deadline: March 24th
In Your Ear Studios invited us to play in their Shockoe Sessions series. Such a fantastic room and a wonderful audience! Watch this space for videos, etc.
In April 2016 we toured with Shadow Ballads — a collaborative music and shadow theater performance involving Balinese master puppeteer Gusti Sudarta, master Javanese kroncong musicians Peni Candrarini and Danis Sugiyanto, and old-time Appalachian balladeers Anna & Elizabeth. This production incorporated new arrangements of traditional Indonesian and Appalachian music as well as a newly produced crankie based on The Ramayana. We performed at The University of Richmond, Cornell, Wake Forest, Bucknell, the Indonesian Consulate in NYC and the Indonesian Embassy in DC.