The Western Carolina University Low Tech Ensemble will perform a concert of gamelan music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus.
Although some form of gamelan music can be heard in many regions of Indonesia, selections for this concert will be traditional music in the style of Central Java. Most of the instruments are made of iron and are metallophones (sarons, slenthem, gender), racked gongs (bonangs and kenongs) or hanging gongs (gong ageng, kempuls).
Javanese gamelan music is an integral part of the arts of Java and it is used to accompany theater, dance and puppet performances.
The concert is open to the public free of charge. After the concert, members of the audience are invited onstage for a closer look at the instruments.
For more information, call the WCU School of Music at (828)227-7242.