Since 2008, I have played and performed with Gamelan Anak Swarasanti, an award-winning Balinese gamelan orchestra performing professionally throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond in a wide variety of settings.
Gamelan Anak Swarasanti plays traditional and contemporary Balinese gamelan on both the sitting angklung and marching beleganjur sets of instruments.
Our repertoire consists of the more advanced pieces played by Gamelan Swarasanti, collected over decades from all over Bali, as well as new pieces composed for the gamelan in the US, and new extended arrangements of traditional pieces. In keeping with the spirit of Balinese gamelan, pieces are constantly evolving, with new pieces being created out of existing ones, and parts of old pieces being reused in new arrangements.
Gamelan Anak Swarasanti performs in a wide variety of settings, from traditional performances to the avante-garde, from recital halls to music festivals and raves. We have played in processions and at weddings, at store openings and churches, and at schools and universities.