Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Guest Artists in Residence

Artist-In-Residence
Spring Season 2016!

Rising Star of Balinese Performing Arts Returns for a Second Residency with GSJ! 

IDA BAGUS MADE WIDNYANA is a virtuosic young composer, performer, and teacher, and is considered one of Bali’s ‘rising stars’. A graduate of Composition from ISI Denpasar, he’s won awards such as Composer and Performer Award from GEOKS, Best Performer in Graduation from ISI and Composer Award from the Festival of Arts, Indonesia. Widnyana is in high demand throughout Bali and abroad for his exceptional skills in composition, leadership, and musical performance. Many of his compositions have been featured in the gong kebyar competition at the Bali Arts Festival (PKB) in Denpasar. Widnyana has taught internationally at University of California at Berkeley, University of Richmond, Juilliard, Holy Cross University, and performed abroad for Body Music Festival, World Sacred Music Festival, Festival TongTong in Holland, Expo Aichi Japan, Martha’s Vineyard, and Festival Halla in South Korea.

Dance Teacher
Jan 2016 - March 2016

Shoko Yamamuro began her studies of Balinese dance as a child while living with her family in Jakarta, Indonesia. After graduating from the Japan Women's College of Physical Education and studying Balinese dance for over ten years, she received a scholarship from the Indonesian government to enter ISI in Denpasar. During this period she gained a reputation as one of the only foreign students capable of performing both male and female dance styles.

Artist-In-Residence
April 2016 - June 2016

I Made Keranca is a legendary dancer, revered as a artistic leader with an unparalleled understanding ofkebyar repertoire. The grandson of Pan Wandres, the creator of Bali's masterpiece Kebyar Legong, he disseminates work to students from Indonesia, North America, Japan and Europe through rigorous teaching. He has led ensembles including Terangbulan (Japan), Dharma Suara and GSJ (USA), and Dwi Mekar (Bali). Recently he was the featured soloist at the Intl Conference for North Balinese Culture.

Contributors 2015

Alexis Brayton, Avi Black, Barbara Kamholz, Barbara Nelson, Bill & Maru, Bonnie Wade, Brandon Yu, Brian Baumbusch, Carla Fabrizio, Christopher Burns, Galen Rogers, Gerald & Meredith Klein, Gregory Ghent, Ira Jacknis, Jim & Maddie Hogan, Joan Lichterman, Joe & Claire Fischer, Joseph Bosurgi, Julie Mushet, Lisa Mandelstein, Micah Lubensky, Mudita Nisker, Paddy Sandino, Peter Baumbusch, Samuel Wantman & David Hermeyer, Sara Gambina-Belknap, Sara Gaucher, Sarah Artha Negara, Lee Vitale, Monali Varaiya, In Memory of Pak Susilo, Susan Rolph, Deborah Brayton, Sonja Downing, Michael Tenzer, Rachel Cooper, Daniel Freed, Zac Morrison, Don Baker, Jeremy Butler, Jeff Nielson, Susan Lamberth, Suliati Boentaran, Eric & Catherine Crystal, Mimi Sasaki, Greg & Liz Lutz, Nikhil & Manisha Varaiya, Karen Merritt, Benjamin Franzdel, Bob and Mary Jean Gilman, Liz Varnhagen, Peter Johnson & Linda Wrenn-Johnson, Leonard Gaucher, Bapak Consul Ardi Hermawan & Yulinda Puspasari, Dan Clurman, Douglas Zody, Daniel Grobani, Linda Downing

 

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Sound Samples

Telek - Gong Kebyar ensemble (1999)

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Subak - Jegog Ensemble (2009)

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Swasti Prapta - Angklung ensemble (2005)

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