In 80 Minutes, they present a great collection of songs from around the world by their very own powerhouse of musicians, music educators and multi-instrumentalists bonded by their inherent Malaysian heritage.
Traditional Malay folk tales, narrated through aerial artistry by Viva Circus Festival and contemporary music by HANDS Percussion.
About Ondo! Ondo! places the ethereal sounds of the handpan centre stage in this collaboration between percussionist Jian Hao and HANDS Percussion giving it an unexpected spin. With its naturally delicate and light soothing sounds it usually invokes melancholic sentiments, often related to meditation or a sense of calm. Ondo in Japanese means temperature, referring […]
RhapsoD 30 Nov – 3 Dec 2023 @ KLPAC For the first time, our professional percussionists will be performing with students from the Little Yellow Flower Foundation, the Hands Percussion Academy (HPA) as well as with former students now professional performers, DeafBeat. Taught by our professionals this is a platform on which the 24 Festive […]
https://youtu.be/QvzKWSgpbXAA drummer lives on energy, an there is no energy quite like fire. The flames rise quickly, and the speed at which the inferno spreads is matched by the increasing intensity of the drummer’s music, passion and strength. For a few brief minutes, this fiery composition consumes the drummers in a frenzy of leaps and […]
Article Links: https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/culture/2019/10/01/gamelan-hands-percussion-klpac-chinese-drums https://www.optionstheedge.com/topic/culture/hands-percussions-new-concert-combines-chinese-drums-malay-and-balinese-gamelan-music https://www.malaymail.com/news/showbiz/2019/09/24/hands-percussion-gamelan-performance-in-tribute-to-late-malaysian-theatre-i/1793722 https://www.nst.com.my/lifestyle/groove/2019/10/526999/showbiz-deep-movement-love https://www.diversecity.my/2019-event/taksu/ Synopsis The Balinese believe that the ancient concept of taksu is what motivates a person’s random act of kindness. It is the purest essence of an individual, existing beyond education or learned skill. An ancient (some say spiritual) concept held close at heart by the Balinese, it is referred to […]
Synopsis Under Sudi and Ghafir’s direction the soothing calls of the Malay and Balinese gamelan coaxes responses from the Chinese drums and vice versa, striking a lively varying toned conversation of metallic and deep timbre sounds. The gamelan is made of metal, yet speaks gently and elegantly. The drums are fashioned from supple skin, yet […]