Deanna is a visual artist with a catholic taste in music, who was steeped in Western classical music performance on several instruments from an early age, including piano and percussion. In the early 2000s, she attended Dharma Swara concerts at the Indonesian Consulate and was fascinated by the gamelan and Balinese music. Encouraged by a long-term DS member, she recently joined the group, to learn more deeply about the music through playing it. For her, the process of making music in the ensemble is a welcome unfamiliar and challenging yet stimulating and restorative experience.

Deanna C. Lee