Nusantara Arts invites gamelan masters and related scholars to join us for guest lectures on various topics related to Javanese gamelan music making and Indonesian culture. These lectures are designed to be enjoyed by anyone in the world with an interest in gamelan. Participants will have a deeper appreciation and learn more about the culture and practice of gamelan. Anyone is welcome. All previous lectures can be found streaming at www.nusantaraarts.com.
Burhan Sukarma “Suling Sunda”
Burhan Sukarma will discuss and demonstrate, through live and recorded playing, the role of the Sundanese suling in Gamelan Degung, Tembang Sunda, and Kacapi-Suling. Burhan is a master suling player known for his deeply moving improvisations. Before relocating to the U.S. in 1988, he built an influential career as a recording artist and principal musician at RRI Bandung. Burhan has directed the gamelan group Pusaka Sunda in San Jose, California for 32 years. His new Kacapi-Suling recording (Banda Manusa, 2020) is a collaboration with master kacapi musicians from West Java.
More info at Nusantra Arts website