Pianist Wilson Chu puts a Western spin on ‘gamelan’
Bagus BT. Saragih
The Jakarta Post
Wilson Chu (Photo by Jason Leonardi)Music enthusiasts crowding the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in Glasgow, the United Kingdom, were recently confronted with a rare yet intriguing piano composition.Wilson Chudiharja, a 23-year-old Indonesian pianist, was on the stage presenting his six-minute creation, “Paraphrase on a Javanese Theme.”
The song exudes a distinct Javanese qualit...