A composer and performer of new music for gamelan
Rob Campion is a composer and performer of new music for gamelan. He has been a member of Southbank Gamelan Players (sbgp.org.uk), ensemble-in-residence at Southbank Centre, London, since 1988, and has performed widely throughout Europe and Asia. He has worked with many composers on new commissions for gamelan, including Salvatore Sciarrino, Richard Causton, Rolf Hind, Philip Corner, the electronica duo Plaid, and the most acclaimed Javanese composer of his generation, the late Rahayu Supanggah. Rob is founder of Hammer and Bronze (hammerandbronze.org), a contemporary gamelan ensemble promoting the commissioning, composition and performance of new repertoire for gamelan instruments. He is a supervisor at Cambridge University where he teaches gamelan and is a mentor for student composers writing for gamelan. He is also a facilitator for Good Vibrations, an organisation which uses gamelan to work with people in prison, developing life and work skills through music.