Upcoming symposium, performances and workshops
Making Connections-interdisciplinary insights around a rare Javanese musical instrument
6th-12th February 2018 

The Making Connections programme explores the cultural significance of a rare bamboo instrument, “bundengan“, through the lens of performance, cultural materials conservation, ethnomusicology, and acoustics engineering.

The symposium on Thursday 8th of February is followed by the launch of an accompanying exhibition of unusual Javanese musical instruments, and an evening of live music performances and documentary projections. Two associated instrument-building workshops will run on the weekend of the 10th and 11th of February at the Grimwade Centre.

On the 13th of February, an evening of live music and field recordings will be followed by an open jam session at the Consulate General of Indonesia in Melbourne. An additional event is scheduled at the University of Sydney on the 6th of February, including a lecture, workshop and performance.

A joint project between the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne and the Music Archive of Monash University.

For more information and to register your interest in attending, please contact rosiecook@gmail.com, or visit https://rosiehcook.com/making-connections/.