Working on new music for gamelan
December 31, 2015 Leave a comment
Over the winter break, I’ve been working on some new music for gamelan. Following on from Naga Mas’ rather spectacular success with our gamelan-in-outer-space piece Gamelan Untethered, we have plans to do something along the same lines, but this time on an underwater theme. Below is a midi demo of something I’m working on for the group: a sort of sampak/kebyar fusion piece, pulling together some of the livelier ideas from the Javanese traditions with a Balinese-inspired melody.
This may prove a little tricky to play!