The New York City based Gamelan Yowana Sari focuses on performing a mixture of classical and contemporary music of the Balinese tradition.

Founded by Michael Lipsey with the support of Queens College, GYS works with composers and performers from Bali as well as New York to perform Gamelan at the highest level.

Gamelan Yowana Sari has collaborated with such composers as Dewa Alit, Vivian Fung, and Alida Torres.


Members include:

Michael Lipsey, Joseph M Tucker,  Fred Trumpy, Ching-Yu Huang Ben Cohen, Chris Mulz, Steve DeBellis, Alida Torres, Chris Izzo, Phillip Okon, Juan Herrara, Christopher Ramirez, Dmetri Fernandez, Brian Maulick, Philip Vona, Rich Weismantel, Ellen Lueck

GYS also has the pleasure of collaborating with the wonderful dancer Noopur Singha


Members and collaborator can also be found at:

Michael Lipsey


Dewa Alit



Photograph taken at Pioneer Works, November 8th, 2015