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    Artist Talk: Bli Putu Septa

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    Join Balinese Gamelan composer Bli Putu Septa as he unpacks his approach to composing for Gamelan and electronics. 

    Limited capacity 20 spots.

    Putu Septa is a highly accomplished Balinese gamelan composer, musician, and dedicated teacher, based in Ubud, Bali. Hailing from a long family lineage of Balinese gamelan musicians, he began his musical journey at a young age. An exceptional talent, Septa started teaching gamelan to communities in Balinese villages at the age of 12. 

    His dedication and expertise in gamelan earned him international recognition. In 2009 and 2010, he toured with Dewa Alit’s Salukat Ensemble in Berkeley, CA, the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston, and the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.

    Septa's creative spirit has blossomed through the composition of numerous works with his own ensemble, Nata Swara. His commitment extends to collaborating with artists, both locally and internationally, resulting in diverse musical compositions.

    Beyond his roles as a musician and gamelan instructor, Septa is an active participant in various artistic communities. His portfolio of work is strikingly diverse, encompassing instrumental music, dance compositions, film scores, and a wide spectrum of artistic expressions.

    This event is funded by the City of Yarra.

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