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Gary Meister fell in love with gamelan when he spent 3 weeks in Bali, taking gangsa lessons daily with Wayan Gandra in Ubud. He joined Dharma Swara upon returning to NYC, and is happy to be back after a hiatus.

He is a composer, music producer & founder/owner of Naturalistic Music + Sound, a NYC-based production company that creates original music for film, TV, podcasts and new media.

His credits include Joe’s Violin (2017 Oscar Nom.), In The Dark (Peabody Award winner), The New Yorker Presents (Amazon), Death Row Stories (CNN), A League Of Ordinary Gentlemen (Magnolia Pictures), Sesame Street, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, Weeds, and a range of projects for HBO, NBC, CBS, Amazon, TED, Showtime, Jon Stewart’s Busboy Prod., Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Prod., Martha Stewart Omnimedia, VH1, MTV, Subaru, Pfizer, PG&E, Discovery, Bravo, CNN, MLB Productions, Nickelodeon, Oxygen, The Movie Channel, AMC, PBS, etc.

He was the leader of the power-pop band You And What Army, worked with ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, assisting in the development of Lomax’s Global Jukebox, and was host/producer for the Knitting Factory’s pioneering webcast “The Song.”