Okay, first, what's a gamelan, right? Let's go to Wikipedia:
"A gamelan is a musical ensemble from Indonesia, typically from the islands of Bali or Java, featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings. Vocalists may also be included."
Gamelan Pacifica is a 30 year-old Seattle-based gamelan orchestra. It is an active and adventurous ensemble, with a reputation for creating diverse productions merging traditional and contemporary musical forms with dance, theater, puppetry, and visual media.
Jody Diamond is a composer, performer, and scholar and one of the premier proponents of contemporary gamelan music in America today.
But none of that is really why you're gonna go to this concert. This is why:
Want some more?
Jody Diamond and Gamelan Pacifica
Saturday, December 5th @ 8 pm
PONCHO Performance Hall, Cornish College of the Arts
More info at the Cornish Music Series site