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September 7th, 2012
Balinese instruments find new home at Texas State

Lila Cita, a British ensemble, performs on a gong kebyar, which produces music described as "fast and dynamic, full of dramatic contrasts." PUBLICITY PHOTO


The Texas State University School of Music has acquired a full set of Balinese gamelan gong kebyar instruments and is inviting all students to attend one of the open workshops being offered to test out the new musical equipment.

Workshops will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 in room 222 of the Music Building. Students need no previous musical experience to attend.

The instruments are added to the music department through funding from the Student Service Fees Commission, the School of Music and the College of Fine Arts and Communication. The workshops, as well as performances and related events will take place to showcase the new Texas State artifacts.

For more information, please contact Gordon James at


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