Sun February 8th, 2015
Minimum Age: All Ages
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $15
Day of Show: $20
free for members
After provoking “perhaps the weekend’s most rapturous response (including a fair amount of crying)” (The New Yorker) at Basilica Soundscape last year, NYC’s Gamelan Dharma Swara will perform their first gig of 2015 at (Le) Poisson Rouge. The performance will feature the North American premiere of “Geregel,” a groundbreaking gamelan work by leading Balinese composer Dewa Ketut Alit.
Geregel’s radical uses of dissonance, polyrhythm, and polymodality are a revolution in contemporary gamelan aesthetics, and singlehandedly set new standards for what gamelan music is and can be. The work shares a program with other exciting recent works by living composers and traditional Balinese music and dance pieces. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the magic that is Gamelan Dharma Swara.
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
This event will be streamed live online through LPR’s streaming channel, beginning at 7:30pm.
Nerissa Campbell Band featuring Gamelan Dharma Swara ‘After The Magic’ album release
Nerissa Campbell is a singer, songwriter, & multi-instrumentalist. She grew up in towns along the coast of Western Australia and on the island of Bali. Her family settled in the capital city of Perth where she attended the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, earning a degree in Music: Jazz composition & performance. Currently based in Brooklyn, N.Y., she has released four albums under her own label, Crooked Mouth Music: Paint Me Orange (2003), Musings of a Telescopic Tree (2009), Blue Shadows (2012), and After The Magic (2016). She has also appeared on several albums by post-metal band A Storm of Light, and is a performing member of New York’s Balinese gamelan, Dharma Swara.
“[Nerissa] is in that Billie Holiday mold. Her voice is mysterious, elegant, and moody.” -the daily iowan
“Melanc holic, Cat Power-like lyrics, a Billie Holiday-esque timbre and a touch of Norah Jones in her swooping croon, tumultuous emotions characterize Nerissa Campbell’s [music]” -xpress magazine
Dedicated to the traditions of Balinese performing arts and committed to exploring new music, New York City’s Gamelan Dharma Swara is carving out a compelling niche. Founded in 2000, Dharma Swara is one of the leading Balinese gamelan and dance groups in the United States and has performed at renowned NYC music venues including (le) Poisson Rouge, Symphony Space, Joe’s Pub, Roulette, and BAM, as well as cultural institutions such as MoMA and Asia Society. The group toured Bali in 2010 with an invitation to perform in the Bali Arts Festival’s popular Battle of the Bands, and most recently, a stunning performance at Basilica Soundscape in Hudson, New York, was described by The New Yorker as feeling “straight-up religious” and provoked “perhaps the weekend’s most rapturous response (including a fair amount of crying.)”