Gamelan Ensemble

World Music Festival

Pitt’s Gamelan, Carpathian Music Ensemble, and African Music and Dance Ensemble present an afternoon of music, dancing, and food. With special guest Sounds of Steel, a steel drum band from Urban Pathaways Charter School.

Bringing Indonesia Closer to Home

When the stage lights come up, the auditorium is enveloped in glowing warmth. The bright lights reflect off tuned metal bowls, gongs, and xylophones. When the musicians begin to play, western ears, used to the artificially even intervals of equal-tempered tuning, bask in the sound of intervals that hew to naturally occurring overtones.

December 2, 2012: World Music Festival

Join the University of Pittsburgh’s world music ensembles for music making, dancing, and refreshments. The program will feature performances by

Carpathian Music Ensemble: Dr. Adriana Helbig, Director

University Gamelan: Dr. Andrew Weintraub and Indra Ridwan, Directors

Indian Tabla Ensemble: Pandit Samir Chatterjee, Director | African Music

and Dance Ensemble: Dr. Gavin Steingo, Director