Spring Workshop
Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

Spring Workshop

This hands-on workshop introduces participants to basic principles and techniques of Balinese gamelan music. The workshop also includes a brief talk and a question-answer session on gamelan's cultural context. 

No previous formal training in music is required -- all are welcome!

Interested in joining Dharma Swara? Participation in this workshop is required for consideration and as space is limited...don't delay and reserve your spot today!

View Event →
Gamelan Blessing Ceremony
Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

Gamelan Blessing Ceremony

It is Balinese custom to seek the blessing of the gods and animate the spirits that inhabit one's new possessions.  Our new gamelan arrived from Bali over a year ago - so we are well due to have them officially blessed! Our artist-in-residence, Gusti Komin will lead the interactive ceremony followed by a performance. Join us at the spectacular North Brooklyn Farms by the Williamsburg Bridge on the September equinox.

View Event →
Concert: Gamelan Gendér Wayang
Mar
22
12:30 PM12:30

Concert: Gamelan Gendér Wayang

Members of Gamelan Dharma Swara present an evening of traditional music for gamelan gendér wayang. One of the most ancient gamelan ensembles existing in Bali, gendér wayang occupies a central role in the Balinese cultural fabric. From accompanying life-cycle rituals such as coming-of-age ceremonies and cremations, to providing musical entertainment for shadow puppet theater, the refined sounds of gendér wayangcan always be heard wafting through the island.

We are also pleased to extend complimentary need-based community tickets by request to all ticketed events. To learn more, please email public.programs@bgc.bard.edu.

Leading support for Public Programs at Bard Graduate Center comes from Gregory Soros and other generous donors. Additional thanks to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

View Event →
Spring Revolution: Gamelan Dharma Swara
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Revolution: Gamelan Dharma Swara

Gamelan Dharma Swara is part of the Spring Revolution festival, National Sawdust’s annual two week festival celebrating the musical revolution created by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Held from March 1st through March 11th, this year Spring Revolution celebrates the voice of multicultural women, with every night featuring female curators, artists and composers because the female perspective is the human perspective and the human perspective should be inclusive.

Gamelan Dharma Swara have been described by the New York Times as “an ambitious and powerful ensemble who plays gamelan as a living language.” The 25-person ensemble will present an evening of works spanning 500 years, exploring the many facets of the Balinese performing arts.

The presentation includes the world premiere of ‘No Ma Den’ by groundbreaking composer I Dewa Ketut Alit, and the New York premiere of ‘Sari Ing Kerta’ by I Gusti Nyoman Darta, Gamelan Dharma Swara’s Artist-in-Residence.

Photo credit: Filip Wolak

View Event →
Dec
10
3:00 PM15:00

Gamelan Dharma Swara, Westminister College Choir, Westminister Chinese Music Ensemble

  • Bristol Chapel at the Princeton Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Westminister College Choir, shared program with Westminster Chinese Music Ensemble. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

View Event →
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Gamelan Dharma Swara at Fat Cat

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

View Event →