Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Guest Artists in Residence

Artist-In-Residence
Coming to the U.S. this Fall!

GSJ’s Founding Teacher Returns!
I Wayan Suweca is a revered senior master of Balinese gamelan, who is known for his powerful drumming style, his subtle intricacy on gamelan gender wayang, and his tremendous charisma as both a performer and as a teacher. He served as senior faculty in the Music Department of ISI, Denpasar for over 25 years and has taught internationally at universities such as UC Berkeley, Yale, Brown, Wesleyan, & Miyagi University (Japan) inspiring generations of young musicians around the world. He has toured to India, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Canada, Japan, the United States, Malaysia, Germany, Italy, France, Holland, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, & Mexico.

Artist-In-Residence
Aug 2015 - April 2016

Luh Estiti Andarawati from the village of Banda, began her study of Balinese dance at the young age five with Ketut Sumantra, and has studied with many master dance teachers including Ni Ketut Arini, I Made Keranca, I Wayan Dibia, Tjokorda Istri Putra Padmini, I Wayan Budiarsa, I Nyoman Wenten, and many others. She has performed as a solo and featured dancer at venues including Berkeley's Zellerbach hall, Disney's Music Center, Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, and in festivals including the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, The Bali Arts Festival, & The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. In addition to frequent touring with Gamelan Sekar Jaya, she returns to Bali each Summer to study traditional repertoire with her master teachers.

Contributors 2016

Avi Black, Bill and Maru, Brian Baumbusch, Carla Fabrizio, Galen Rogers, Gregory Ghent, Julie Mushet, Peter Baumbusch, Sara Gambina-Belknap, Sarah Artha Negara, Lee Vitale, Monali Varaiya, Barbara Nelson, In Memory of Pak Susilo, Susan Rolph, Barbara Kamholz, Deborah Brayton, Sonja Downing, Michael Tenzer, Rachel Cooper, Daniel Freed.

 

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Sound Samples

Merak Ngelo - Gender Wayang ensemble (2002)

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Fajar - Angklung ensemble (1999)

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Subak - Jegog Ensemble (2009)

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Gamelan Sekar Jaya activities are supported by generous grants from the following: