Below is a picture of the gamelan I helped start in Toronto in 1982. Composer Jon Siddall had just returned from studying at Mills College with Lou Harrison. He asked Lou to buy him a degung ensemble gamelan on his next trip to Java. Jon then asked me to help him start a group, and the Evergreen Club Gamelan was born. (Jon doesn’t run the group anymore, but it’s still going strong.) Here’s what it looked like back then, ca. 1983 (performing a piece by Trichi Sankaran).
(That’s me just to the right of Sankaran, with Andrew Timar above my head, playing suling, and Jon Siddall playing gongs.)
I think that’s enough about Toronto, for now anyway.