Southbank Centre Community GamelanWednesday 16 January 2013
Come and learn how to play the gamelan orchestra - an array of gongs, drums and metallophones which produce rich, sonorous and mesmerising sounds.
Playing the gamelan is both a rewarding musical and social activity. Classes can inspire self-confidence, improve co-ordination and listening skills, encourage team-building and be a great chance to try something new or develop your playing experience in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Tutored by Malcolm Milner, this class is designed for complete gamelan novices and beginners who have been playing for less than two years. No previous musical experience is necessary, just a willingness to sit on the floor, take off your shoes and have fun!
Southbank Centre's gamelan was presented as a gesture of friendship from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to the people of Great Britain in 1987.
Founded by Alec Roth, Southbank Centre's Community Gamelan Programme offers a range of opportunities to try group music-making through taster sessions, workshops and regular classes.
Autumn term 2012
October 3, 10, 17, 24
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12
Spring term 2013
January 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
Summer term 2013
May 8, 15, 22
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17
£80 per term (£40 concessions) or £210 for the whole year in advance.
For all queries regarding gamelan at Southbank Centre, please contact
Phone: 020 7921 0767