BALINESE GAMELAN & GAMELAN GALAK TIKA
MIT Balinese Gamelan (21M.450), Leslie Tilley, is a 6-unit performance course. Balinese gamelan consists of gongs, metallophones, hand drums, and bamboo flutes, creating shimmering layers of rhythmically intricate, lyrical patterns. Students will learn the basics of this unique musical practice by playing and performing on traditional instruments, culminating in an end-of-semester performance. Students will also learn how gamelan fits into Bali’s rich, multifaceted culture. To enroll in 21M-450, simply pre-register and/or attend the first class meeting. No prior experience is necessary. Advanced students and community members may also participate in Gamelan Galak Tika, directed by Professor Evan Ziporyn, email@example.com. Galak Tika performs regularly in the Boston area and throughout New England, focussing on both traditional and modern Balinese music and dance. For further information please contact Leslie Tilley, firstname.lastname@example.org.