The Javanese Gamelan Ensemble was established in 1998. The Javanese instrument manufacturer Suhirdjan built the instruments of our gamelan in Yogyakarta according to specifications provided by Professor Stephen Slawek. The Butler School's gamelan, named Kyahi Rosowibowo, comprises instruments in complete sets in both slendro and pelog tunings. The metallophones were created from a pre-existing bronze gamelan. Kyahi Rosowibowo resides in a space in Music Building East that was created specifically for the gamelan instruments. 

The gamelan usually performs one concert each semester. 

Learn more about Kyahi Rosowibowo

Learn more about Suhirdjan and his instruments

 

Director

Stephen Slawek

Professor of Ethnomusicology

Core Faculty Affiliate of the South Asia Institute

Read More about Stephen Slawek

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Participation is open to all university students and the general community without audition. No previous experience is required, but regular attendance at rehearsal is essential. 

 

 


Course

UNDERGRADUATE ENS 096J & 106J 
GRADUATE ENS 186J

Mon, 4-6p
MRH 3.306

 


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Tedhak Saking
by Nartasabdha
Stephen Slawek, director

Bates Recital Hall
Austin, TX

Upcoming Performances

Javanese Gamelan

Javanese Gamelan
Event Status
Cancelled
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Kyahi Rosowibowo

The Butler School Gamelan was named Kyahi Rosowibowo ("The Majestic One") by visiting artist-in-residence Pak Rasito. It resides in MRH 3.306, a special room inside the music building that was designed specifically for the instruments.

different instruments of the Gamelan arranged inside the Gamelan room
an image looking down on the gamelan from above
a close up of Gong Ageng hanging in the Gamelan room
a white board with performance notes hangs above the gamelan