SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Balinese Gamelan

Andy Channing

Date: 11 July 2016Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 16 July 2016Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Type of Event: Summer School

Course Dates: 11-16 July, Mon-Fri 7-9pm, Sat 11am-5pm
Course Fee: £95 (concs £75) -> book online

This is a unique opportunity to learn to play this sweet-sounding seven-tone Balinese gamelan based at SOAS. A Balinese gamelan is an elaborate percussion orchestra, comprising bronze gongs and metallophones which play complex interlocking melodic and rhythmic patterns led by a pair of drums. This particular gamelan, a semar pegulingan saih pitu, is unusually beautiful and is the only one of its kind in the UK. Students will be encouraged to play all of the instruments in the ensemble and will learn to play a traditional piece of Balinese music. With Andy Channing.

Andy Channing is founder and artistic director of the Lila Cita gamelan gong kebyar group. He studied gamelan at the South Bank Centre, in Bali and at STSI (Indonesian Academy of Performing Arts) in Solo, Java. Since 1991 he has taught and performed Balinese and Javanese gamelan throughout the UK, including at SOAS. [artist website]

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