Photo Gallery: Balinese Gamelan
Indonesian dignitaries have attended the inauguration of UNSW's Balinese gamelan, an ancient Indonesian orchestra of tuned bronze gongs, metallphones and drums.
A Balinese dance and ritual blessing were part of the performance held at the Io Myers studio.
Students, led by Ensemble Director Manolete Mora from UNSW Arts and Social Sciences, performed new work from Balinese artist Alit Adi Putra and Australian composers Gerard Brophy and John Peterson.
"We hope the event promotes friendship and understanding between students, staff, music lovers and broader communities in Australia and Indonesia," says Mora.