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May 26, 2013

Stepping Stone; To Another Level

   Pertandingan Gamelan Melayu 2013, a national-level gamelan competition, held in order to uphold the art of Gamelan Melayu (Malay Gamelan) to a higher level. Performances upon performances brought before the audience on both two days were splendid, absolutely brilliant. To witness such a beautiful performance though misses out some of the performances due to the preparation for ours, not to mentioned to participate, was indeed a great opportunity we had and surely, the objective was achieved.

     Performing on the first night of the competition, UTP Gamelan Group presented two songs, one of the Traditional Gamelan Melayu songs and another of contemporary songs (both are a must to each group) which were 'Sri Rama Balik' and 'Isang', composed and arranged by Teuku Umar Ilany. To be competing in the competition, we only hope to do the best and for the best, but to be announced as a second-runner up from thirteen groups, it was simply unbelievable.

     Thank you to Mr Ahmad, Mr Nordin who has supported till the end.Thank you to Teuku Umar Ilany, Amyra Farhana, Khairol Anuar for being present eventhough car broke down in the middle of the journey to Kuala Terengganu. To Fatin Nabylah for choreographing the Isang, Balqis and Azim for the make-up and to all members of UTP Gamelan Group Sanggar Kirana for your dedication. Last but not least to all who has contributed directly or indirectly, thank you. This great achievement shall be another important stepping stone to a higher level. Gamsamhamnida.

May 16, 2013

A Phenomenal Affair; The Ensemble of Gamelan 2013

     Ensemble of Gamelan 2013 indeed was a great success. Held at our very own Chancellor Complex, the crowds were unbelievable. It was simply spectacular.

     For us, three months preparing for the event with three new songs to be mastered was a little bit heavy  as a full-time student. Plus, lots of events apart from EoG 2013, really filled up our daily, weekly schedule. Everything seems impossible at the first glance. But, with commitments, hard work towards our passion, The Ensemble of Gamelan 2013 has brought UTP Gamelan Group Sanggar Kirana to another level.

     Never to be forgotten, the Ensemble of Gamelan 2013 Organizing Committees, thank you for your effort that made it run smoothly. And also to the other Gamelan Groups as well
  1. UKM Gamelan Group
  2. Uniten Gamelan Group
  3. Unitar Gamelan Group
  4. Gamelan MASenidaya Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia Airline System)
  5. Asuhan Seni Istana Budaya
  6. Universitas Gadjah Mada Gamelan Team (Prasasti & Gasita).
who was indeed putting up a great performance.

For more pictures during the event, please visit:
Ensemble of Gamelan 2013 I
Ensemble of Gamelan 2013 II
Ensemble of Gamelan 2013 III