Please join us for a joint online concert with the University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble and the Grebel Community Gamelan. The video premiere will be released on Thursday, December 9 at 7pm, and will be posted on this website.
I Dewa Made Suparta is a musician, composer, and teacher born to a family of artists in Pengosekan, Bali, Indonesia. Immersed in Balinese gamelan from early childhood, he began performing with the children’s group of his village at age 10.
Come experience the polyrhythms and polyphony of Balinese gamelan music played by Waterloo’s two local ensembles: the UWaterloo Balinese Gamelan and Grebel Community Balinese Gamelan. Directed by artist-in-residence, I Dewa Made Suparta, students and community members gather over a 12-week period to learn traditional and modern pieces through listening, imitation, repetition, and memorization.
In Bali, the Gamelan is traditionally played out of doors. In that spirit, our Spring concert will take place at Waterloo Town Square.