Balinese Gamelan: Monday 10th – Saturday 15th July, 2017
Dates: Monday 10th – Saturday 15th July, Mon-Fri 7-9pm, Sat 11am-5pm
Course Fee: £115 (Concessions £95)
A unique opportunity to learn to play the sweet-sounding seven-tone Balinese gamelan based at SOAS. A 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, the 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 the instruments in the ensemble and will learn a traditional piece of Balinese music. With Andy Channing.