Year 7 had a wonderful afternoon in the University Music Faculty, learning how to play Indonesian gamelan music on traditional Javanese instruments. They had to use their memories, coordination and listening skills in order to remember the music, play the instruments correctly and keep in time together.
Here they are in action:
They were put through their paces by an expert in the field, Robert Campion, who runs the University gamelan society and performs regularly with the South Bank Gamelan Players. Here he is demonstrating some other instruments that can be part of the gamelan: