Get ready for a more beautiful, vibrant sound!
Introducing the Complete the Gamelan Initiative!
Thanks to generous supporters, CBG has purchased 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
Thanks to gifts from generous supporters,
CBG raised the funds needed to to complete the purchase.
Instruments are expected to arrive in Chicago in Fall 2021!
CBG thanks the following friends for their contributions
to support this initiative!
Indonesian Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia Chicago
Nyoman Mahartayasa and Wayan Muliyati
Dian and Can Dogan
Deb Kerr and Steve Thompson
Charles Waldman and Kathleen Ellis
Karen Cohen Dinelli
Nancy Cohen Supato
Jack Fassnacht and Rhonie Hendee
Patrick Horton and Family
Lynn Hutson Tucker
Ivan Indrautama and Kiara Harahap
Putu Oka Mardiani and Ketut Gde Asnawa
Mandy Nam Lee Yom
Phyllis Rabineau and John Alderson
Rahajeng Warastri Minaz
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!