Low Tech Ensemble to present gamelan concert

Western Carolina University’s Low Tech Ensemble will present a concert of central Javanese gamelan music Wednesday, April 22, in the recital hall of WCU’s Coulter Building.

The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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 is used to accompany theater, dance and puppet performances.

For more information, contact the WCU School of Music at 828-227-7242.