classical music
contemporary classical

Tiger’s Nest

Part of New Music Biennial

Rolf Hind’s work for percussion, gamelan and piano evokes the hike to an eponymous Bhutan monastery on a cliff.

The piece is written for Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra, two prepared pianos and solo percussion including the canna sonora – a collection of nine-foot aluminium rods.

It was co-commissioned by Cheltenham Festival and Southbank Centre and premiered in 2015, played by the Cheltenham Gamelan players led by Jonathan Roberts with soloists Isabelle Carre and Robert Campion, Richard Uttley and Zubin Kanga on piano and Joby Burgess on percussion.


Colin Currie percussion
Rolf Hind piano
Zubin Kanga piano
Isabelle Carré gamelan soloist
Robert Campion gamelan soloist
Southbank Gamelan Players
Andy Channing
Nikhil Dally
Stephen Johnston
Ellen Jordan
Helen Loth
Cecily Nowell-Smith
John Pawson
Sophie Ransby
John Whitfield
Aga Ujma


Rolf Hind: Tiger's Nest for gamelan, 2 prepared pianos & percussion
-: questions & answers
Rolf Hind: Tiger's Nest for gamelan, 2 prepared pianos & percussion (reprise)

Dates & times

This event has passed.


Queen Elizabeth Hall


Free, but ticketed

need to know

Event information
The 20-minute piece is performed twice, with a short Q&A session with the composer between the performances.

Tickets do not guarantee entry and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis for those with tickets. Please ensure you arrive promptly to avoid disappointment.