Saturday, April 6, 2013
Ensemble Kyai Fatahillah was founded in 1994, at IKIP (now UPI), the student of the music program informally formed a gamelan community involved in new music, although at the time IKIP did not have the proper gamelan instruments available. In the new beginning there were only ten member, where as most of the student at IKIP were not instersted in playing gamelan instrument. Finally IKIP/Bandung owned a complete set of the gamelan in 1998, wich was named "Kyai Fatahillah" by the rector. Then the group was formally called Ensemble Kyai Fatahillah also, Ensemble Kyai Fatahillah eversince is getting more active, specialized in playing both tradisional as well as new music for gamelan.
To name a few of their activities : "eksperimentasi musik perkusi" in Taman Budaya Jawa Barat (1994), where as they were supposed to create music for the final examination of the dance students in Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) ; "Pentas Jelajah" in Bandung (1994); Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival (1997 - 2006); Opening of west Java Music Award (2005) in Bandung; movie music "Garasi" (2005); Hasu der Kulturen der Welt (The house of world Culture/ Berlin - Germany) on "Space and Shadow" (2005).
Beside playing music by the members of Kyai Fatahillah, they also perform work by other composer as Mang Koko, Slamet Abdul Sjukur and Dody Satya Ekagustdiman.
Member : Uus Kusnadi, Gun gun Gunarsah, Adi Kurniawan, Saefulloh, Wawan Setiawan, Heri Buchori, Agus Zubaedi, Yadi Mulyadi, Andrianysah, Intan Kartika, Bayu, Rina, Harry Haryono, Lia Amelia, Elang Rahayu, etc.