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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 00:00

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Traditional, contemporary Indonesian music at WCU

Western Carolina University and Warren Wilson College will join forces for a concert of traditional and contemporary Indonesian music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building at WCU. 

A gamelan is an orchestra of tuned metal percussion instruments, including various sizes of gongs and chimes, drums and bamboo flute. Two types of gamelan will be heard on the concert. Warren Wilson College students will perform on a Central Javanese gamelan in slendro tuning, while WCU students and community members will perform on a West Javanese gamelan degung. A special feature of this program will be the premiere of two short works for gamelan by WCU students Alex Day and Jordan Wilson. 

The event is free and open to the public. At the conclusion, the audience will be invited onstage to try out the instruments firsthand.

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