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Make Music New York: Gamelan Yowana Sari
June 21, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Gamelan Yowana Sari has established itself throughout the tri-state area and beyond as a premiere Balinese gamelan orchestra. Steadily growing since it’s formation in 2010, the Queens College-based ensemble is open to community members and students. The group focuses on music from the Indonesian island of Bali. The group often works with dancers and composers from Bali. This includes their performances and ongoing work with famed Balinese composer, I Dewa Ketut Alit, dancer Noopur Singha and I Gusti Komin Darta.
While Yowana Sari focuses on the music of Bali it reaches out to other composers from many different areas. YS performs works by Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin, and Wood), Evan Ziporyn (Bang on a Can) and recently premiered a work by Glenn Kotche (Wilco). Yowana Sari has been featured at festivals such as the Necessary Noise Festival, Live at the Gantries, and Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
Gamelan Yowana Sari welcomes audience members to ask questions and get a closer look at the unique instruments. Continuing to share the joy and artistry of this traditional art form, Yowana Sari presents an authentic and evolving vision of this ancient music.