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Review: 'East meets West: Gamelan and Western Composers'

Composer Leopold Godowsky described the effect of hearing the gamelan as being ‘like a musical breeze … spectral … shimmering … I lost my sense of reality.’ Comprised predominantly of percussive instruments, the Indonesian ensemble has proved captivating for composers since its introduction to the Western world, particularly from the end of the nineteenth century. 604 kata lagi


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Review of Oxford Gamelan Society concert.

Gamelan in Oxford: An Interview with Pete Smith

Pete Smith directs Oxford Gamelan Society, an Oxford-based group dedicated to performing on these traditional Indonesian instruments. Ahead of their next concert at St John the Evangelist Church on the 14th February, I spoke to him about what the Gamelan is, the traditions that surround it, and its influence on Western composers. 1.583 kata lagi


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Interview with Pete Smith, director of Oxford Gamelan.

Balinese Gamelan: kotekan you dig it?

For the last few weeks I have been having a little holiday in Bali, and I thought I would write a post about balinese gamelan music because it’s something that I really love and I have nothing but time because I am stuck here because of a volcanic eruption. 1.760 kata lagi


Balinese Performance at City University, London

Concert of Gamelan music and Balinese dance at City University. Had a chance to try Gamelan myself at the Festival Hall during a World Music course at… 18 kata lagi

Balinese Dance.

Melestarikan Gamelan Caosan Tutup Ngisor, Persembahan untuk Leluhur

Suatu hari di Muntilan dalam rangka liputan piket Lebaran 2009. Saya telah menuliskan cerita berikut untuk HARIAN JOGJA, media di mana saya berkarya waktu itu  441 kata lagi


Professor Longhair - Curley Headed Baby

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A unique and intriguing musical form

The Earth Greets the Sun: Gamelan Music from Bali

If you’ve never heard Gamelan before, you’re in for a surprise. This traditional but world-renowned Balinese musical form based on xylophones, drums and flutes has been around for centuries and more recently has inspired modern composers such as Steve Reich and Michael Nyman. 218 kata lagi