Sunday, May 01, 2022 3:00p -

Kresge Auditorium
48 Massachusetts Avenue #w16
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Gamelan consists of gongs, metallophones, hand drums, and bamboo flutes, creating shimmering layers of rhythmical and lyrical patterns.

About this event:

An evening of music and dance from Bali, featuring Gamelan Galak Tika and students (from MIT and Harvard) in MIT’s gamelan class, both under the direction of Gusti Komin. This program will feature gamelan music and dance from the explosive to the serene, as well as two original compositions by Gusti Komin, one especially for spring. Please join us as we celebrate the end of our 29th season and first year back on the stage!

About Gusti Komin, Artistic Director:

Originally from the village of Pengosekan, Bali, Gusti Komin Darta has been hailed as a leading composer, performer, and teacher of Balinese music of his generation. Born in 1978, he first studied music with his father, renowned musician Gusti Ketut Kerta, and began performing professionally for shadow puppet plays (wayang) at the age of 9. As a teenager, he enrolled at the prestigious national arts conservatory, now known as the Indonesian Institute for the Arts. Gusti Komin is a founding member of the virtuosic Balinese gamelan Çudamani and has toured extensively throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States. For 25 years he taught gendér wayang, reyong, and kendang instruments to local and foreign students out of his family home in Pengosekan, Bali as well as teaching overseas.

Gusti Komin currently performs and teaches widely along the U.S. east coast and is sought after as a composer, performer, and educator. He is Founding Director of the innovative chamber gamelan Saiban, and teaches at various American universities including MIT, as well as community-based groups such as Gamelan Galak Tika in Boston and Gamelan Dharma Swara in NYC.

Widely acknowledged as Master of gendér wayang, one of its foremost contemporary composers blending traditional and modern gamelan music in imaginative ways, exacting teacher and rebellious spirit, Komin writes music that explodes conventions and pushes limitations of even the strongest performers.

About Gamelan Galak Tika:

Gamelan Galak Tika as been at the forefront of innovative, cross- cultural music for Balinese gamelan since 1993. Founded at MIT by Evan Ziporyn, Desak Madé Suarti Laksmi, and I Nyoman Catra, Galak Tika is currently directed by Gusti Komin, drawing its membership from across the Boston community as well as MIT students and staff. The name “Galak Tika” is Bahasa Kawi (classical Javanese, a dialect of Sanskrit) for “intense togetherness.”

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