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New Members

Langen Suka is always open to new members. If you are interested in joining the gamelan group, send us an email and you’ll be invited to attend our regular practices on Friday evenings at the Robert Webster Building, University of New South Wales. More often than not, you’ll be able to begin playing immediately by starting with one of the easier instruments like the saron. If you’ve played gamelan previously, we would be delighted to accommodate your particular knowledge and skills.

If you are interested in learning Javanese dance or if you already perform Javanese dance and wish to collaborate with the gamelan, send us an email and our director will be in touch.

Hire Langen Suka for Performance or Workshop

Whether you’re looking for unobtrusive background music or spectacular musical and dance numbers to enhance your event, Langen Suka can provide live entertainment that’s a little different and unusual. Over the years Langen Suka has performed in a variety of contexts including:

  • Events and functions such as conferences, exhibition openings and formal dinners
  • Traditional Javanese weddings and ceremonies
  • Featured acts at arts festivals

If you’re looking to have Javanese gamelan music at your event, please be aware that a full group normally involves between 10 to 20 players and the hire of a truck to transport the instruments. Javanese gamelan also sounds best in an enclosed or semi-covered space rather than outdoors in the open.

Javanese gamelan is also excellent for workshops involving either children or adults as it is possible to learn to play an entire piece in the space of a hour without any prior knowledge or musical training. Due to the difficulty and cost of transporting the instruments, all gamelan workshops must to be held at UNSW where the instruments are kept.

Send us an email and our director will be more than happy to discuss your performance/workshop requirements.