A family founded centre, our vision is to document and reconstruct rare or extinct Balinese gamelan music and dance. We achieve this through research and study, then we educate through workshops, lessons and performances.
Our study programmes have been especially designed based on our extensive overseas teaching experience and knowledge to encourage awareness about the beauty and importance of these indigenous art-forms. Taking workshops and lessons with us supports our projects and research.
The results of our projects are audio and video recordings as well as reconstructed performances using antique instruments. Hiring our troupes supports our ongoing documentation, reconstruction and study activities.
We’ve just started our reconstruction project of a rare five-tone semara pagulingan piece that we have reconstructed from one of the earliest recordings of Balinese gamelan music. We’ll be performing this at this year’s Bali Arts Festival on June 28th at 2 PM. Watch this space for pics and vids as we progress with the reconstruction!
Today at Mekar Bhuana
We’ll have our third session with our small reconstruction team to continue learning the terompong, drum, gangsa, jublag and kajar parts of the lost semara pagulingan piece that we’re working on.