UCD Gamelan Orchestra – Ladrang Parawisata

Thu 27 May at 11:00 am - Sat 29 May at 11:00 pm
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A classical Javanese gamelan piece from the UCD Gamelan Orchestra, with flute and vocal parts recorded at home due to Covid restrictions.

Gamelan is the ancient classical music of Indonesia, with a history stretching back almost a thousand years. It is an orchestra made up of tuned gongs and other bronze percussion instruments, with a handful of softer instruments such as the bamboo flute (suling), the two-stringed fiddle (rebab) and drums (kendhang).

Each gamelan orchestra is individually built and no two are tuned exactly alike. This gives each gamelan its own distinct personality, and it is common to give a gamelan a name and even celebrate its “birthday” on the date when it was first played.

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