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. Studying 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 will be performing seven-tone semara pagulingan on our antique orchestra at the Bali Arts Festival on July 7th at 11 AM. Our performance will feature a reconstruction a lost semara pagulingan piece called Suduk Maru, other rare pieces as well as two gambuh dances, one of which will be danced by 10 year old boys taking on female roles.
There is only one musician in Bali who remembers Suduk Maru: ‘Kak’ Wayan Gunastra from Kaliungu Kelod using his notation to remind him of the terompong melody.
In preparation for our Bali Arts Festival gig, we are having regular practices at the moment. Attendance at practices is by donation: Contact us for details about schedules and further details.