Queens College (CUNY)-based gamelan group Gamelan Yowana Sari led by director Frederick Trumpy, will present a program on Balinese music featuring a diverse array of Balinese repertoire joined by traditional Balinese dancers. This premiere gamelan group in Queens is an ensemble dedicated to the music, culture and presentation of this art form. 


This pre-recorded programwill feature works by I DewaKetut Alit, Evan Zipoyn, Steve Reich and traditional Balinese dance forms, and will include an introduction by Fred Trumpy, accompanied by a live music demonstration from the Church in the Gardens.  

Queens to Bali:
Gamelan Yowana Sari

Led by Director Frederick Trumpy
Saturday, April 24, 4 pm      FREE!

About Gamelan Yowana Sari


Gamelan Yowana Sari has been a performing Balinese Arts Ensemble since 2011, in residence at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.  Their passion for traditional and contemporary Balinese gamelan music has presented numerous opportunities for performance and collaboration.  


Gamelan Yowana Sari performed In Pengosekan, Bali, with the extraordinary composer I Dewa Ketut Alit in 2018 and 2020.  United States festivals include the Percussive Arts Society International Convention 2017 in Indiana, the River-to-River Festival, Make Music NY Festival, and Midori and Friends. The ensemble has a longstanding relationship with the Queens County CASA (Cultural After School Adventures) program, working with public school students on team-building activities through gamelan-based percussion music. 


Yowana Sari has studied with renowned teachers including I Dewa Ketut Alit, I Gusti Komin Darta, Ida Bagus Made Widnyana (Gusde), I Dewa Putu Rai and I Dewa Sakura. 


About Fred Trumpy

Fred Trumpy is a drummer, percussionist, chamber musician, and devoted teacher. He is currently a member of the Gamelan Yowana Sari, Jackson Heights Orchestra, rock bands Living Room and Hopefully Forgiven. 

Fred has performed with Talujon Percussion Ensemble, Iktus Percussion, Time Table Percussion, Ursula Oppens, Face the Music, One World Symphony, Brooklyn Symphony, Merrick Symphony, and performed on the award winning film score Body/Antibody. In 2010, Fred was selected to work with composer Bright Sheng during his Queens College Residency. He is also fortunate enough to have performed at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Le Poisson Rouge, Galapagos Art Space, The Stone, Flea Theater, Glasslands, Colden Auditorium, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Thalia Café, Powerhouse Arena, Death by Audio, New York Electronic Music Festival, CUNY New Music Festival, Weapons of Mass Creation Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, The Fest in Gainesville, Florida and has also toured Europe including England, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Austria, and Greece with his band Marine Electric. Fred can be heard on the German label Yo-Yo Records and American labels including Jetsam Flotsam Records, Better Days Will Haunt You Tapes, UnBuckled Records, and Listen Up! 

Fred is an instructor through many different organizations including Midori and Friends, United Nations International School, Cambria Center for the Gifted Child, and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts’ outreach program Cultural After School Adventures Program. 

Fred graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachlors of Music in Percussion Performance from The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.