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