The Daily Illini

University professor teaches community exotic music style

I Ketut Gede Asnawa, professor in the School of Music, leads a gamelan ensemble Feb. 3 in the Music Building. The ensemble meets every Monday and welcomes community members to participate.

By Jolie Huang

February 10, 2014

Tucked away in the basement of the Music Building, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling wooden lockers and covered with oriental rugs, is room 1188. Inside this Aladdin-esque room is a treasure trove of percussive, gold-leafed instruments, cluttered seat cushions and two chalkboards with scribblings of numerica...