Giri Kusuma, Pomona College's Balinese gamelan ensemble (Music 41), is directed by Mr. Nyoman Wenten. The word gamelan means "percussion orchestra," and refers to any one of the many kinds of bronze, iron or bamboo ensembles found in southeast Asia. Pomona College has a Balinese gamelan gong kebyar, which performs rhythmically inventive and technically demanding interlocking melodies, punctuated by frequent changes in dynamics and tempo. Rehearsals are Mondays from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. Rehearsal and performance of traditional and original compositions for gamelan. Half-course credit. P/NC. Each semester. Dancers from the Dance Department's Balinese Dance class under the direction of Nanik Wenten, join the ensemble in performances.