Javanese Gamelan - Mark Levy, faculty advisor
Kyai Tunjung Mulya (“Noble Lotus Blossom”) is a complete Central Javanese Court Gamelan orchestra, recently acquired by the UO School of Music and Dance. It was made by Suhirdjan of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 1998-99, and consists of over 80 iron, brass, bronze, teak, and bamboo instruments. Javanese Gamelan (MUS 408/508 Workshop: Javanese Gamelan) offered on an irregular basis, contingent on funding. These classes are open to all students in any department, as well as community members. No previous music experience is required to participate. Contact Mark Levy for further information.
Pacific Rim Gamelan - Robert Kyr, director
The Pacific Rim Gamelan performs on the beautiful instruments of Gamelan Suranadi Sari Indra Putra, donated to the school in 1986 by John and Claudia Lynn of Eugene. The ensemble is a multicultural composing and performing orchestra, and works composed by its members use instruments from around the world as well as gamelan instruments. The School of Music and Dance is the only institution in the nation to include an ensemble of this kind as an integral part of its curriculum.