Zoom Meeting

Zoom from Bali to Batman on the magical music of the ancient gamelan

Using a Zoom platform, you can join an interactive discussion of the influence of gamelan music on other musical genres throughout history while you listen to the music the gamelan has influenced.

You will hear the music of French composers as Claude Debussy, who discovered gamelan music at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889. From Paris, you will continue your auditory journey in time to the 1960’s and the musical minimalism movement in the United States. Included will be examples of how Hollywood incorporated such music into its productions.

Your musical journey will be conducted by Ruediger Tiedemann from Rotary E-Club Koeln who has lead over 30 such musical journeys. Ruediger is a hobby musician who plays viola in classical amateur orchestras with concerts in the Gewandhaus Leipzig and the Philharmonie Koeln. He also cofounded the Rotary Jazz Bigband based in Mannheim, Germany and participated in their last concert in Duesseldorf, see www.rotaryjazz.com

When:  In the USA and Europe:  In Bali and Sydney, Australia AEST on Sunday, 11 July 2021 starting at 14:00 Bali time and 16:00 in Sydney

Sunday, 18 July 2021 starting at 2 pm EST in the US and 20:00 CET in Central Europe

Where:  In the of your home or wherever you have access to a computer

How:  Sign up and we will email the Zoom access code to you before the musical journey begins.

Cost:  All we ask is that you donate what you can afford to Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset [RCBUS].  Every donation will be distributed to three charities supported by RCBUS:

  1. Klink Bali Sehat, a clinic about to open in Culik in the Karangasem Regency.  It will be the only large medical facility of its kind in that very impoverished area.
  2. WAHEA Project, a group which is saving the rain forest, its wildlife and the Dayak culture in the WAHEA National Forest in Kalimantan.
  3. RCBUS’ Sewing for Living Project where local Balinese women are taught sewing machine and crocheting skills in order to be able to work from their homes and contribute to their families’ well-being.


Click on the money to donate!  Thank you.


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