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 and Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m.
Class location: Music Room 1231
First class meeting: TBA
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.