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The Gamelan Son of Lion

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Group Members: David Simons

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Gamelan Son of Lion is one of the oldest continuous Gamelan orchestras in the U.S. Performing on instruments, built by founding member Barbara Benary, which incorporate steel keys, cans and hubcaps, the ensemble has created a vast repertoire based on the Gamelan traditions of Java, a small island of the Malay Archipelago in southern Indonesia. Included among the more than one hundred pieces that the group has performed include electronic music and extended theater pieces involving opera. In addition to Benary, the original lineup of Gamelan Son of Lion featured composers Daniel Goode, a clarinet player who had studied with Henry Cowell and Philip Corner. In February, 1999, Gamelan Son of Lion debuted Re:Sound, composed by Goode and choreographed by Oberfelder, at the Soho Joyce Theater Space in New York. A not-for-profit corporation, Gamelan Son of Lion has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Arts International and several private foundations.