Gamelan Lila Muni to perform on Eastman World Music Series Concert | April 28, 8:00pm


Eastman School of Music
World Music Concert Series
Tickets $15 (discounts with UR or Student ID)

Monday, April 28, 2014
8:00 pm
Kilbourn Hall

Gamelan Lila Muni
I Nyoman Suadin, artistic director
Ellen Koskoff, director
Megan Arns, teaching assistant

with special guests:

Latifah Alsegaf, guest dancer

Harley Community Gamelan Angklung
Caroline Reyes, director


Gamelan Lila Muni Program:
– Selisir (Tradtional)
– Gilak Sesewangan (I Nyoman Suadin)
– Puspa Wresti (I Wayan Dibia)
– Puspa Warsa (I Nyoman Suadin)
– Panji Semirang (I Nyoman Kaler)
– Gambang Suling (Traditional)

Harley Community Gamelan Angklung Program:
– Selisir
– Sekar Sungsang
– Janger Gegandrungan


Gamelan Lila Muni (Heavenly Sound) unites performers from the Eastman School, University of Rochester’s river campus, and Rochester communities for its annual concert of music for Balinese percussion ensemble.

The World Music Concert Series is sponsored by a generous gift from Barbara B. Smith.

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Gamelan Lila Muni to Perform at Smithsonian


Eastman’s Gamelan Lila Muni will perform two concerts at the “Performing Indonesia” Festival and Conference in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian Institute’s Freer and Sackler Galleries. Show times are 11:30am and 1:00pm on November 3, 2013.

Our program for these concerts includes:
Puspa Wresti by I Wayan Dibia
Persimpangan by Lena Nietfeld
Puspa Warsa by Nyoman Suadin

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Gamelan2013Poster2Announcing the 2013-14 Season of

Gamelan Lila Muni at Eastman!

Rehearsals are Saturdays from 3-5:30pm in ET12 at the Eastman School of Music with Nyoman Suadin, our Balinese gamelan teacher. Optional mid-week rehearsals are on Mondays from 9-10pm and Thursdays from 6-7pm and are designed to review material learned in Saturday rehearsals and work on technique with a TA.

Visit the video portion of this website for concert footage or browse the resources portion to learn more about the art of Balinese gamelan. Interested in joining us? Visit a rehearsal or send an email to for more information. No prior experience necessary.


Gamelan Lila Muni

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Summer 2013 Gamelan Workshop



We are very excited to offer a one-week gamelan gong kebyar workshop this summer as part of the Eastman Summer Session 2013 World Music Festival! This workshop will be offered alongside African drumming & dance, Shona mbira, and South Indian percussion workshops held over the course of two weeks AND you can save money by combining two world music workshops! You will save 10% if you register by April 1 or 5% if you register by May 1!

Registration Window: now-June 1
Dates: July 29-August 2
Concert: August 2, 7:30 pm

For more information, see

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Lengker is a classic piece that we began learning at the beginning of the semester.It was originally composed for Gamelan Semar Pegulingan, an older ensemble used to play music in the bedchamber of Balinese royalty. Here is a link to a video of New York City’s Gamelan Dharma Swara performing the piece. There are variations from our version in theirs, which makes it really interesting to hear!


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Join Gamelan in 2012-2013!

Did you know that there are TWO full-time gamelan ensembles in the greater Rochester area?

Check out these great options and email if you want more information!

Eastman Gamelan Lila Muni (Gamelan Gong Kebyar)

  • Regular Saturday rehearsals from 3-5:30p.m.
  • Mid-week rehearsals Wednesdays at 4:30p.m.

Harley Community Gamelan Ensemble (Gamelan Angklung)

  • Weekly rehearsals on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00p.m.
All ensembles are free to join and open to anyone regardless of prior musical experience. We look forward to meeting some new faces this year!
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Jaya Semara

A new video update for all of you interested!  Jaya Semara is a new gong kebyar instrumental piece that we will start learning over the next couple of weeks.  The piece is composed in three main sections; the first section is an excellent example of “kebyar” style.  Enjoy this performance by New York’s Gamelan Dharma Swara, who recently competed in the Bali Arts Festival last summer and WON!

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Panji Semirang

We spent the majority of our second rehearsal for the year learning the beginning to “Panji Semirang”, a dance piece inspired by a Javanese story about Prince Panji searching for his long lost bride. This performance is from Nyoman’s Wantilan Ceremony last summer in Kerambitan, Bali.

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Welcome to Gamelan Lila Muni 2011-2012!

Welcome to the 2011-2012 session of gamelan at Eastman!

Our regular rehearsal schedule is already underway!  If you are interested in joining, please subscribe to our email newsletter or contact us via the web links on the bottom left corner of the webpage.

Rehearsals for 2011-2012 will continue to be on Saturdays from 3-5:30pm in ET12 at the Eastman School of Music.  Mid-week rehearsals will be on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm.  These rehearsals are designed to go over material learned on Saturdays with Nyoman Suadin, our Balinese gamelan teacher, and to work on playing technique.

Please be sure to visit the video portion of this website as concert footage from our 2010 spring concert and one of Nyoman’s concerts in Bali last summer are now available for HD streaming.

Visit this page often as new media, ensemble updates, and other news will be posted regularly throughout the year.


Gamelan Lila Muni

(Photograph: Johnandrew Slominski)

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A Happening

A HappeningGallery R Presents…“A Happening”

The Eastman Gamelan Lila Muni will perform at the Hungerford Building (1115 East Main Street, Rochester, NY) on Saturday October 16th as part of the art series, “A Happening”. The performance will feature RIT figurative artist John Remo who will paint live to the music and dance performed by the gamelan ensemble. Performance starts at 7pm.

Come check it out and RSVP on facebook if you think you’re going to come!

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