Gamelan Ensemble

UCSB Gamelan Ensemble
The UCSB Gamelan Ensemble performing during the World Music Series in the Music Bowl. Photo by Eric Isaacs.
 
Music A 70J, 170J, 270J (Ethnomusicology Ensemble)
Director: Richard North
Class times: Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Class location: 1231

 

The UCSB Gamelan ensemble, founded in 1987, is a performance course for the study and practice of the the celebrated gong orchestra of Indonesia. The class is  conducted in a lighthearted atmosphere, and is designed to give students the opportunity to experience playing a variety of traditional Gamelan instruments, while learning about the fascinating culture of Indonesia. The music ranges from serene and contemplative, to boisterous and exciting. No previous musical experience necessary. 

Course Description

Gamelan is the celebrated gong orchestra of Indonesia. The UCSB Gamelan ensemble, founded in 1987, is a performance course for the study and practice of the Gamelan orchestra, designed to give students the opportunity to experience this appealing musical tradition from the island nation of Indonesia. The music ranges from serene and contemplative, to boisterous and exciting.
 
No previous experience necessary. No audition required.
 
Please contact Richard North at richardnorth@ucsb.edu for more information.