Music and Dance of Bali
Ongoing Class Beginning February 17th
Class Fees: $12/session, if you pay in advance for 4 sessions ($48)
Drop in: $16/session || GSJ Members: $8/session
Cash and check happily accepted
Location: The Banjar: 3023 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
*No Class: March 24th (for Gamelan Weekend Intensive); May 5th (for WARNA premiere)
Hands-on experience playing gamelan gong kebyar, Bali's most popular bronze percussion orchestra.
Material: You will be working on at least two of the following pieces:
1) A semar pegulingan-style instrumental piece (similar to "Kompiang" which the students worked on last session, but shorter.)
2) A kebyar-style dance piece.
3) A newly-composed work designed to emphasize various techniques and textures.
Level: All levels welcome; Wayne will tailor the seating and learning rate as needed.
How to register: Just email Wayne - wayne(at)gsj(dot)org - that you'll be there; you can pay at the first session.
Wayne Vitale is a composer, performer, and scholar whose work has focused on Balinese music for the past thirty years.