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Gamelan Nyai Saraswati: Performing Music of Central Java

Album Description

Traditional Gamelan Instruments
Released:November 13th, 2005
Recorded:April 6th, 2010
Host: Syam Gadde

Let's take an audio fieldtrip to Indonesia. Although the music is gamelan, an ancient traditional music of Indonesia, we will be hearing it performed in southeastern USA. Gamelan Nyai Saraswati has been in North Carolina since 2000.

A gamelan is a musical ensemble from Indonesia which features a variety of instruments, such as metallophones, xylophones, drums and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings.

The term gamelan refers more to the set of instruments than to the players of those instruments. A gamelan is a set of instruments as a distinct entity, built and tuned to stay together. Instruments from different gamelan are generally not interchangeable.

Information from official website:

Gamelan Nyai Saraswati
Performing Music of Central Java
November 13, 2005, 4:00 PM
Person Recital Hall
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
with guest artist Midiyanto S. Putra

Many thanks are due to Pak Midiyanto for joining us for our fall concert, as well as teaching lessons and fixing/tuning various gamelan instruments the whole day before.


Live Performance

Performing Music of Central Java

Performing Music of Central Java by Gamelan Nyai Saraswati is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.
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