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Kreasi: Chicago Balinese Gamelan’s Sixth Annual Concert

May 7, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Recognized as one of the top gamelan orchestras outside of Indonesia, Chicago Balinese Gamelan presents “Kreasi”, a dynamic must-see performance juxtaposing new compositions and choreography with traditional ceremonial dances. Kreasi means “creation”, and featured are several world premier performances, including Rejang Suarangin (“sound of the windy city”), composed and performed by Balinese artistic trailblazers and guest artists Dewa Ayu Eka Putri and I Putu Tangkas Adi Hiranmayena. Putu and Ayu are most notably known for their collaboration project ghOst MiSt, which integrates traditional Balinese customs and spirituality with modern influences. The performance also features compositions by Lydia Martin and Ross Lafleur.

Chicago Balinese Gamelan delivers exhilarating and world-class traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance performances and workshops, using instruments from Bali, Indonesia. Directed by Claire Fassnacht, the ensemble was formed in 2017 by Claire Fassnacht and I Nyoman Mahartayasa, with guidance from I Ketut Gdé Asnawa. The ensemble has performed at noteworthy Chicago spaces including the Old Town School of Folk Music, Navy Pier, Garfield Park Conservatory, and the Morton Arboretum, as well as the Illinois Music Educators Conference. CBG is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Learn more or make a donation at: www.chicagobalinesegamelan.org.


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