Get ready for a more beautiful, vibrant sound!
Introducing the Complete the Gamelan Initiative!
CBG is preparing to purchase nine gamelan instruments from a trusted gamelan maker in Bali, which will complete the ensemble’s set of gamelan gong kebyar instruments!
The $10,000 purchase includes:
additional gangsa kantilan
two additional melody instruments
5 pairs ceng-ceng kopiak
replacement middle gong
replacement high gong
overseas shipping fees
The purchase will accomplish the following goals:
Improve and advance the quality of sound of the overall ensemble
Create opportunities for new and expanded ensemble membership
Provide new and richer learning experiences for new and existing ensemble members
Expand CBG’s repertoire to include baleganjur, gong gede and other gamelan styles
Photo by Ivan Indrautama
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contributing to our fundraising efforts!
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Contact Claire Fassnacht, CBG director
CBG thanks the following friends for their leadership commitments!
Dian and Can Dogan
Deb Kerr and Steve Thompson
Ivan Indrautama and Kiara Harahap
Nyoman Mahartayasa and Wayan Muliyati
Charles Waldman and Kathleen Ellis
Chicago Balinese Gamelan is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, a grant from the Robert H. and Terri L. Cohn Family Foundation, and by individual donors.
Thank you, supporters!