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UMD Gamelan Saraswati, Spring 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
8:00 pm
Kay Theatre

A performer from the UMD Gamelan ensembleIn their annual spring recital, the UMD Gamelan Saraswati will present an evening of traditional Balinese gamelan music, performed on bronze gongs, xylophones, and other percussion instruments. Gamelan performances are an integral part of the Balinese Hindu ceremonies honoring deities such as Saraswati, the namesake of the UMD gamelan ensemble who is the Hindu goddess of knowledge and the arts. Learn more about this traditional Indonesian music through these library resources:

  • Recordings - Listen to music in the Balinese and Javanese styles.
  • Books -  Explore the history and performance of gamelan through books available in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.
  • Film - Experience traditional gamelan music and dance through these filmed performances.
  • Scores - Analyze music of the gamelan tradition and the pieces inspired by it.