Faculty

Houman Pourmehdi
World Music Performance: Persian Music, World Percussion
hpourmeh@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Houman Pourmehdi is a master percussionist, well known for his diverse abilities as a musician, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, performing and recording in numerous ensembles and at a variety of venues. He was introduced to Persian music by his father, and received his first Tonbak at the... Continue reading »

I Putu Danika Pryatna
Faculty, School of Music
World Music
ipryatna@calarts.edu

I Putu Danika Pryatna, S.Sn., M.Sn. was born in Sading Bali on March 5, 1995. Since childhood he has been familiar with the world of art, especially Balinese musical art. Being born in an artist's family made him pursue the Balinese musical arts, both in formal and non-formal... Continue reading »

Djoko Walujo
World Music Performance: Indonesian Music and Dance
dwalujo@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2549
A114

Djoko Walujo studied music at the Indonesian Arts Institute and law at the University of Gajah Mada in Jogyakarta, Java. He has been a music professor at the Indonesian Arts Institute from 1975 until coming to CalArts as a Visiting Artist in 1992. He studied gamelan music from an early age with... Continue reading »

I. Nyoman Wenten
World Music Performance: Indonesian Music and Dance
nwenten@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2549
A114

I Nyoman Wenten, a longtime faculty member of The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, is one of Bali's most accomplished and versatile dancers and musicians, and is celebrated as a teacher and performer. He is known not only for his work in traditional Indonesian music and dance, but... Continue reading »

Nanik Wenten
World Music Performance: Indonesian Music and Dance
nanikwenten@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2549
A114

Nanik Wenten is one of Java's most distinguished dancers, choreographers and dance teachers. She was born in Yogyakarta, Java, coming from a long line of great musicians and dancers. She began her training in Javanese dance as a young girl at the Pakualaman court, and also at the Kepatihan, a... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
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