USA

University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin acquired its gamelan at the end of 1998. We were fortunate to have Pak Rasito Purwopangrawit teach for several semesters between 1999 and 2012.…
University of Oregon

University of Oregon

This complete slendro-pelog gamelan was used regularly by the community-based group, Gamelan Sari Pandhawa, in Eugene. Several years ago, musician-in-residence, Joko Purwanto, taught Javanese gamelan at the University of Oregon.…

Western Virginia University

Gamelan classes are offered every three years and classes culminate in a performance in the World Music Showcase Concert. Their most recent performance was in December 2012, in which they…

University of Pittsburgh

Kyai Tirta Rukmi is alive and well! It is mostly used for Sundanese gamelan, but we play Javanese music occasionally. Website: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/gamelan/ http://www.music.pitt.edu/gamelan/ Andrew N. Weintraub Chair and Professor of…
Nancy Cooper

Nancy Cooper

When I was doing fieldwork in Yogyakarta in 1989 and 1990, I commissioned a small slendro Yogyanese gamelan from Ki Suhirdjan. Due to budget and space constraints, I requested a…
Gamelan Pacifica

Gamelan Pacifica

In 1987, Gamelan Pacifica director, Jarrad Powell, commissioned the building of a new gamelan in Java to expand the instrumentation of their ensemble. The new gamelan was a full slendro/pelog…
Marvin Goldman

Marvin Goldman

Marvin Goldman purchased a gender barung (pelog) in 2001, a gender panerus in 2006 and two more gender panerus in 2012. One gender panerus slendro is now part of Gamelan…
Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College

Suhirdjan built the instruments for the HMC American Gamelan, currently in use in Claremont, California. It is a set of iron and brass instruments tuned to my own versions of…
Alan Zimmerman

Alan Zimmerman

I have no experience with gamelan as I am strictly a Western-style percussionist. ¬†However, I commissioned this unique instrument in order to perform Claude Vivier's percussion solo Cinq Chansons pour…
Arizona State University

Arizona State University

I teach "Children of the Mud Volcano," a Central Javanese gamelan ensemble class at Arizona State University. We play traditional repertoire, but often with somewhat eclectic and neoIndonesian techniques appended…