UMD Gamelan Saraswati, Spring 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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
- Listen to music in the Balinese and Javanese styles.
- Explore the history and performance of gamelan through books
available in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.
- Experience traditional gamelan music and dance through these filmed
- Analyze music of the gamelan tradition and the pieces inspired by it.