I joined Dharma Swara in October 2015. I became interested in gamelan and Balinese culture after seeing Dharma Swara open for one of my favorite electronic music groups, Plaid, at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City in 2011. I have been playing guitar, bass, and keyboards in rock bands since I was a kid, but I’m very new to playing gamelan. It’s exciting to learn the music as a member of the ensemble that piqued my interest in the first place. When I’m not playing music, I work as an immigration attorney at CoveyLaw, a Brooklyn firm focused on the legal needs of foreign artists and arts professionals who are living, working, touring, or performing in the United States.