Gamelan Angklung Chandra Buana

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A gamelan angklung is a bronze orchestra that includes four-toned metallophones, gongs, drums, and flutes. Simple patterns played upon the instruments interlock and combine to form large structures of great complexity and beauty. The gamelan angklung that we will play was specially handcrafted in Bali for the College and was named Chandra Buana, or “Moon Earth,” at its dedication on April 16, 2000, in Reisinger Concert Hall. Participation in Gamelan Angklung Chandra Buana is required for all students taking Structures of Music, Structures of Power: Ethnomusicology of Africa, Asia & the Middle East. Occasional exceptions may be granted by the instructor. Any interested student may join; no previous experience with music is necessary.