Playing Gamelan

Read about how some of our players started playing gamelan, what it’s like being part of the ensemble and playing the music – and why we like it so much!

"It’s both relaxing and very challenging. Some pieces are hypnotic but others really test your focus and ability. Some are both."
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Geno Naughton
Archaeology student, guitarist
"...it truly is a social experience, very different from learning a solo instrument, or playing in a symphony orchestra where one person is up there waving a wand and ordering you about."
David Hughes
Lecturer at SOAS (retired); Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Music, Durham
"For me it makes the learning process more enjoyable - feeling inspired to learn rather than pressured to improve."
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Helen
Self-employed musician and jewellery maker