Music of Bali


Music of Bali

Course Information:
ETHNMUS 91 and 161B

I Nyoman Wenten


The Music of Bali Ensemble features gamelan (the generic Indonesian word for orchestra) music and dance. The Balinese gamelan gong kebyar is famous for its fast tempos, abrupt changes of texture, and brilliantly costumed dancers who act out stories from the Ramayana.

For information about enrollment, contact instructor I Nyoman Wenten.

UCLA Spring Festival of World Music Returns to Live Performances
The Spring Festival of World Music is back, and back big. The storied showcase, which dates back to 1960, returns to live performances in Schoenberg Hall May 13-15 and May 20-22. All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. and are free and open to the public. “The students are the real heroes here,” said Dr. Diane
Sounds of Schoenberg: The Venerable Dark Cloud
In 1958, American ethnomusicologist Mantle Hood purchased the Venerable Dark Cloud gamelan, a collection of 83 percussion instruments. Hood bought the ensemble from a Chinese merchant in Solo, Indonesia, for approximately $20,000.
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