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UM Gamelan Saraswati & Koto Ensemble - Friday, December 10th, 2010

UM Gamelan Saraswati & Koto Ensemble

Kyoko Okamoto and I Nyoman Suadin, directors with guests Gamelan Mitra Kusuma and dancers

Friday, December 10, 2010 8:00 pm - Ina and Jack Kay Theatre

The UM Gamelan Saraswati and Koto Ensemble will present a joint concert that celebrates Asian folk music and instruments. The dynamic rhythms and movements of the kebyar and angklung styles come alive in performances by musicians and dancers of the UM Gamelan Saraswati Ensemble. The UM Koto Ensemble expresses the quiet beauty, rustic simplicity and intricate harmonies of nostalgic hometown melodies that evoke the Autumn season in Japan. Learn more about Gamelan and the koto in the UM Libraries:

  Gamelan Recordings - music in the Balinese and Javanese styles

  Gamelan Writings - the history and performance of Gamelan

  Gamelan Films - traditional gamelan performances of music and dance

  Gamelan Scores - music of the Gamelan tradition or inspired by it

  Koto Recordings - works for koto with various ensembles, including a recording of selections by the Washington Toho Koto Society

  Koto Books - information on koto playing as well as the history of the ancient instrument

  Koto Films - koto players performing traditional Japanese music, including a recording of the 2001 recital of the Washington Toho Koto Society and the UM Koto Ensemble

  Koto Scores - pieces composed for koto