Zoë first heard Balinese gamelan as a freshman at Swarthmore College. She saw Javanese gamelan a few years later while visiting a friend in Indonesia. It wasn’t until a recent college reunion that Zoë tried her hand at playing; she was immediately hooked and found the Gamelan Dharma Swara website that same day. Zoë’s musical background is in piano, and she has long been fascinated by all forms of percussion music. Surprisingly, or perhaps not-so-surprisingly, she is a visual artist.