Community Gamelan Classes Resume January 26

Community Gamelan resumes on Monday, January 26 for the Spring 2015 semester. As part of the center’s outreach programming, the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts. Our Monday evening classes run from 6pm to 8pm in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street. Community gamelan is open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. No credit is offered. There is no need for registration, but participants who join the ensemble should understand that regular attendance is expected in order to enjoy making music in an orchestra dependent upon the contribution of every player. Community Gamelan members will be invited to perform at our end of semester concert. We look forward to having new members join community gamelan this Fall. Feel free to contact us at worldmusic@illinois.edu to express your interest or to request more information.