Gamelan Ensemble

UCSB Gamelan Ensemble
The UCSB Gamelan Ensemble performing during the World Music Series in the Music Bowl. Photo by Eric Isaacs.
 
Music A70J / A170J / A270J (Ethnomusicology Ensemble)
Director: Richard North
Class times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m.
Class location: Gamelan classroom across from Geiringer Hall
First rehearsal: Thursday, September 28, 2017
 
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.