A musician friend in San Fransisco first introduced me to gamelan and I have been playing on and off since 1986. I played drums on tours with Gamelan Sekar Jaya in 1992 and 1995. I first encountered Gamelan Dharma Swara in 1994 and then relocating to New York I thought that there should be an active gamelan in the city and joined permanently in 2000. The ensemble performed one of my compositions when we were invited to participate in the Bali Arts Festival in 2006. The following year I produced and did projections for a Wayang Jataka. In my other life in the technology world, I manage teams that develop complex enterprise software, perhaps a unity of effort is practiced in gamelan and then applied elsewhere.