gamelan gamelan

Definition(s):

  • (n) a traditional Indonesian ensemble typically including many tuned percussion instruments including bamboo xylophones and wooden or bronze chimes and gongs

Usage(s):

  1. Thus far, the foundation has created a health clinic, a gamelan school and a simple fitness center.
  2. Hirsch says the Sinfonietta had also hosted concerts with bagpipes, and once featured an Indonesian gamelan orchestra, using gongs and mallet-struck instruments.
  3. The music of a Balinese gamelan can clang steel-hard or chime gold-soft, Manhattanites discovered and the rhythm was as exact and exciting as a drum solo by Gene Krupa.

News

  • Javanese shadow puppet theater at Bates

    Puppeteer Sumarsam performs for the crowd gathered at Olin Arts Center at Bates College Sunday afternoon. The Wayang Kulit Javanese Shadow Puppet Theater, along with the Bates Gamelan Ensemble put on a free show for the public at the Lewiston college.
    on November 18, 2013     Source: The Lewiston Sun Journal

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Quotes

  1. "He wanted some seashore sound effects, a Balinese gamelan interlude, finger snaps and Jerry Dodgion's flute as an alter ego to the vocal," Mardin says.
    on May 14, 2010 By: Arif Mardin Source: Reuters

  2. "There's something about doing Xenakis next to gamelan and guitars that kind of sums up Bang on a Can," Mr. Ziporyn said.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Evan Ziporyn Source: New York Times

  3. Speaking less than two weeks after Butcher replaced Craig Brewster, Proctor told Setanta: "Coming into training the players have a spring in their step and we are all looking to impress the manager. He has come in with a gamelan and he makes sure...
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: David Proctor Source: Clubcall

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