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13 Apr
University Gamelan Ensemble
Event Type

Concerts & Performances

Topic

Arts & Culture

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Staff, Alumni, Prospective Students, Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs, Residents & Fellows

Tags

gamelan

Website

http://music.pitt.edu

Cost

$11 General Admission

University Unit
Department of Music
Hashtag

#musicatpitt

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University Gamelan Ensemble

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The University Gamelan Ensemble plays the gamelan music of the Sundanese people. Pitt's gamelan group includes students as well as community members. Participants in the gamelan program are encouraged to use Sundanese processes of learning as much as possible; oral transmission of musical parts is preferred over written notation and working together as an ensemble is more important than developing individual talent.

PROGRAM

This is the closing concert of The Politics of Contemporary Sound in Indonesia – A Symposium

General Admission: $11
Seniors & Non-Pitt Students: $8
Pitt Students: FREE

Cia Garcia was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and was raised in Bandung, West Java. She has studied Sundanese traditional female dances, masked dances, and jaipongan through renowned dance programs like Pusbitari (led by Irawati Durban) and Jugala (led by Gugum Gumbira). She has performed around Indonesia and USA, namely in Jakarta, Bandung, New York, Seattle, Madison, Los Angeles, and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Cia has often performed with groups like Pusaka Sunda (gamelan degung group in San Jose, California), Harnasari (dance troupe in San Francisco), and Mayang Sunda (gamelan salendro group in Santa Cruz, California). She has choreographed and performed in original dance pieces for the UC Santa Cruz Theater Department and with Oakland-based group Gamelan X. Cia graduated from Padjajaran University in Jatinangor, West Java, and currently lives in Santa Cruz.

Ed Garcia has studied Sundanese music since 2004, mainly studying with master drummer Undang Sumarna at UC Santa Cruz. He has studied with other master musicians such as Burhan Sukarma in San Jose, California, and Mamat Rahmat in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. In 2014-15, Ed was awarded a Darmasiswa scholarship to study gamelan at the Institute of Indonesian Arts and Culture in Bandung. In 2019-20, he conducted Fulbright research in Bandung that compares the musical repertoire, performance techniques, and history of prominent 20th century Sundanese dance styles from a dance-drumming perspective (gamelan drumming that accompanies dancers' movements). Ed has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music composition from UC Santa Cruz and a Master of Fine Arts degree in percussion performance from California Institute of the Arts.  

 

Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m.

Bellefield Hall, Auditorium
315 South Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260

University Gamelan Ensemble

The University Gamelan Ensemble plays the gamelan music of the Sundanese people. Pitt's gamelan group includes students as well as community members. Participants in the gamelan program are encouraged to use Sundanese processes of learning as much as possible; oral transmission of musical parts is preferred over written notation and working together as an ensemble is more important than developing individual talent.

PROGRAM

This is the closing concert of The Politics of Contemporary Sound in Indonesia – A Symposium

General Admission: $11
Seniors & Non-Pitt Students: $8
Pitt Students: FREE

Cia Garcia was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and was raised in Bandung, West Java. She has studied Sundanese traditional female dances, masked dances, and jaipongan through renowned dance programs like Pusbitari (led by Irawati Durban) and Jugala (led by Gugum Gumbira). She has performed around Indonesia and USA, namely in Jakarta, Bandung, New York, Seattle, Madison, Los Angeles, and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Cia has often performed with groups like Pusaka Sunda (gamelan degung group in San Jose, California), Harnasari (dance troupe in San Francisco), and Mayang Sunda (gamelan salendro group in Santa Cruz, California). She has choreographed and performed in original dance pieces for the UC Santa Cruz Theater Department and with Oakland-based group Gamelan X. Cia graduated from Padjajaran University in Jatinangor, West Java, and currently lives in Santa Cruz.

Ed Garcia has studied Sundanese music since 2004, mainly studying with master drummer Undang Sumarna at UC Santa Cruz. He has studied with other master musicians such as Burhan Sukarma in San Jose, California, and Mamat Rahmat in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. In 2014-15, Ed was awarded a Darmasiswa scholarship to study gamelan at the Institute of Indonesian Arts and Culture in Bandung. In 2019-20, he conducted Fulbright research in Bandung that compares the musical repertoire, performance techniques, and history of prominent 20th century Sundanese dance styles from a dance-drumming perspective (gamelan drumming that accompanies dancers' movements). Ed has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music composition from UC Santa Cruz and a Master of Fine Arts degree in percussion performance from California Institute of the Arts.  

 

Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m.

Bellefield Hall, Auditorium
315 South Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260

Tags

gamelan

Cost

$11 General Admission

University Unit
Department of Music
Hashtag

#musicatpitt

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