Photos taken after a 2-hour gamelan workshop, where Mekar Bhuana Co-founder and gamelan researcher, Vaughan Hatch, explained court gamelan ensembles, tunings and instrumentation to world-famous senior composer from San Fransico, Larry Rosenthal. Larry was also present with his family for Mekar Bhuana's regular Tuesday night gamelan practice. It is excellent to know that composers of this calliber are interested in rare and endangered Balinese gamelan traditions.
August 2011 - Vaughan Hatch, AA Bawa and Agus Jaya Negara teach a gamelan workshop and lessons to Korean composer and virtuoso traditional musician, Seola Kim and her husband, music festival director and composer, Minsang Cho. Extremely fast learners, they were thirsty for knowledge and, in less than 48 hours, had a taste of gender wayang, rebab, kendang, rindik and gangsa pelegongan.