I Wayan Sinti (Bali), Gamelan Gambuh, Gamelan Siwa Nada
I Wayan Sinti, M.A., has been teaching, composing, playing, and researching Balinese music for 50 years, and is regarded as one of the most important carriers of musical knowledge in a variety of Balinese vocal and instrumental genres.
Pak Sinti is the student of five of the most important Balinese musicians of the twentieth century: I Nyoman Kaler, I Wayan Lotring, I Gusti Putu Madia Geria, I Wayan Berata, and I Nyoman Rembang. Some of the ritual 7-tone music and vocal forms he learned from other teachers and priests have not been widely taught for more than two generations, leaving Pak Sinti as one of the few heirs of this knowledge.
He taught at KOKAR, the State High School for the Arts, in Denpasar, Bali, for nearly 40 years, and also taught for 11
years at ASTI (now STSI), the Indonesian College for the Arts. In addition, Pak
Sinti has spent more than 30 years teaching almost
every form of Balinese music to banjar (neighborhood
association) gamelan and vocal clubs in every region of
Pak Sinti studied at
In 1994 Pak Sinti invented Gamelan Manikasanti, a new form of gamelan on which Balinese music of many different kinds can be performed. This enriches Balinese musical culture by reviving and revitalizing the playing of older traditional repertoires and provides the opportunity to create new works, utilizing the old scale systems. Pak Sinti has composed instrumental and vocal music, works for gamelan, processional music, and music for large dance, music, and drama performances.
Pak Sinti has toured
Pak Sinti has been a visiting artist in the
Ethnomusicology Program at the