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The Gamelan is a bronze, wood and drum percussion orchestra seen in a variety of forms particularly in Indonesia and Malaysia, accompanying dance, shadow and puppet plays, and performed as an evocative musical form in its own right. Nusantara is an innovative South East Asian performing arts group based in Nottingham tour their dance and music programmes all over the UK and Europe. The group has commissioned Adrian Lee, founder member of the English Gamelan Orchestra and composer for stage, film and television, and Sunetra Fernando, Artistic Director of Rhythm in Bronze, the leading Malaysian contemporary Gamelan group to write new works for gamelan in a unique project funded by the Arts Council and Visiting Arts.