Profile of the performer Loren Nerell: Musician from Los Angeles, CA, USA. Loren Nerell (born 1960) is a composer and performer of ambient music and Balinese gamelan. As a composer, Loren has written music for film, theater, dance and interactive multi-media. He has performed with the Kronos Quartet, has recorded albums of original work, has appeared on several compilations and has made guest appearances on recordings from Steve Roach, Paul Haslinger, Djam Karet and L. Subramaniam. He spent several months in Java and Bali studying native styles of gamelan music, some of which he has performed in the greater Los Angeles area with other gamelan enthusiasts.