Gamelan

Philip Corner - 3 Pieces For Gamelan Ensemble (1999)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Sept. 20, 2016
Philip Corner - 3 Pieces For Gamelan Ensemble (1999)

Philip Corner - 3 Pieces For Gamelan Ensemble (1999)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 159 mb
Genre: electronic, classical, gamelan, experimental, avant-garde, musique concrète

3 Pieces For Gamelan Ensemble is the 1999 CD by Philip Corner. These are from recording done in 1978, 1981, and 1992. This was released on the Italian label Alga Marghen.
New Project - Bali Spa, Pt. 8 (Piano Meets Flute and Gamelan) (2016)

New Project - Bali Spa, Pt. 8 (Piano Meets Flute and Gamelan) (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Tracks: 13 | 71:28 min | 166 Mb
Style: New Age, World, Lounge | Label: Maharani Records

The gentle sounds of the waves and the chatter of dolphins offer the perfect natural background for this superb album of oceanic themes by See New Project. Featuring gamelan Bali and Sunda flute this beautiful album, inspired by our oceanic friends, create a sensitive and serene atmosphere invoking visions of freedom and tranquility.
See New Project - Bali Meets Japan Spa (Gamelan & Sakuhachi) (2010)

See New Project - Bali Meets Japan Spa (Gamelan & Sakuhachi) (2010)
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Tracks: 10 | 64:45 min | 150 Mb
Style: New Age, World, Lounge | Label: Maharani Records

The gentle sounds of the waves and the chatter of dolphins offer the perfect natural background for this superb album of oceanic themes by See New Project. Featuring gamelan Bali and Sunda flute this beautiful album, inspired by our oceanic friends, create a sensitive and serene atmosphere invoking visions of freedom and tranquility.
Gamelan Ensemble Lingkungan Seni Degung Jugala – Gamelan Degung (1996)

Gamelan Ensemble Lingkungan Seni Degung Jugala – Gamelan Degung (1996)
World/Ethnic | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 52m57s | 247mb
Label: PAN records | cat. no. PANCD 0002053

Lou Harrison - Chamber and Gamelan Works  Music

Posted by Piterets at Aug. 17, 2009
Lou Harrison  - Chamber and Gamelan Works

Lou Harrison - Chamber and Gamelan Works
Contemporary Classical, World | 2006 | | EAC (FLAC, cue, no log) | Booklet | 331 MB

Harrison’s major contributions to twentieth-century American music lie in three main areas: (1) the development of the percussion ensemble as a viable performance medium; (2) the linkage of Asian and Western musical styles; and (3) the exploration of just intonation tuning systems. All three are represented in the works on this disc.

Stephan Micus - On The Wing (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 4, 2017
Stephan Micus - On The Wing (2006)

Stephan Micus - On The Wing (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans included
Ethnic Fusion, Experimental, Folk Jazz | Label: ECM | # ECM 1987, 985 4516 | 00:49:16

Stephan Micus' folk soundworld investigations have taken him all over the globe. He is a disciplined student of every musical instrument he encounters, and understands how to get what he needs out of them without comprising either the instrument's original purpose or history, or his own vision, and he lets the instruments (sometimes in strange combinations) speak for themselves from his inner well of inspiration and nearly egoless expression. For those interested in poetry, Micus does in his world of music what poet and translator Jerome Rothenberg (who has compiled countless important anthologies of poetic traditions from all over the modern and ancient world) does for the written and oral tradition in poetry: represents it for what it is and allows the reader/listener to experience it for themselves. The stark beauty of On the Wing is expressed by Micus using Middle Eastern and Asian instruments, from the Iraqi mudbedsh (a single reed instrument made from cane) to the long-necked and bowed Turkish sattar and the Egyptian nay.

Alvin Lucier - Theme (1999)  Music

Posted by basa005 at Feb. 21, 2011
Alvin Lucier - Theme (1999)

Alvin Lucier - Theme (1999)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 125 Mb
Classical | Lovely Music LCD 5011

Lou Harrison - La Koro Sutro  Music

Posted by Piterets at Feb. 3, 2010
Lou Harrison - La Koro Sutro

Lou Harrison - La Koro Sutro (1988)
Contemporary Classical, World | New Albion | 1988 | 72:39 | EAC (FLAC, cue, no log) | Booklet, covers | 274 MB
UC Berkeley Chorus: Philip Brett, dir; American Gamelan: William Winant, dir, John Bergamo, conductor; Abel-Steinberg-WinanTrio

Lou Harrison's ambitious composition "La Koro Sutro" (translated from Esperanto as "Heart Sutra") does not simply borrow from the gamelan tradition of Indonesia. An Americanized gamelan ensemble, with instruments built by William Colvig utilizing more Western tunings, allows Harrison's composition a new, more stable sonic texture, and the ability to add various different percussive sounds that build on the virtues of the ancient metallophone. The American gamelan is complemented by the 100-voice choir of the University of California, Berkeley, along with harp, violin and organ players, and percussion instruments consisting of inverted metal garbage cans, bell-like oxygen tanks with stripped bottoms, brake drums, aluminum sheets, and a gigantic over six-foot triple contrabass metallophone made of huge PVC pipes, tin can resonators, and steel and aluminum components.

Java - Palais Royal de Yogyakarta, Vol. 1, Les Danses de Cour  Music

Posted by Old Greg Fin at Nov. 3, 2006
Java - Palais Royal de Yogyakarta, Vol. 1, Les Danses de Cour

Java - Palais Royal de Yogyakarta, Vol. 1, Les Danses de Cour
Genre: Gamelan/Java | MP3, 192 Kbps | Label: ocora | 99,87 Mb


C560067 Ocora, 1970-73

When music lovers talk of Gamelan music, they generally refer to Balinese Gamelan music, some important types of which came from Java to Bali around 14th or 15th century after Islam had taken root in Java. The word "gamelan" is a Javanese word meaning "orchestra," referring to the instruments that make up the ensemble.
A series devoted to the Yogyakarta style is available on the Ocora label. These are older recordings, and feature musicians who grew up in the court atmosphere. Many of the newer recordings (as per above) use conservatory-trained musicians because of the changing economics of the kratons.
This is a very nice recording of Yogyakarta gamelan in the 'loud' style (mainly bronze). This is not to say the pieces are loud: they form exactly the kind of rippling, smoothly flowing sound for which the Javanese gamelan is famous. The complexity is just somewhat less daunting, consisting of the skeleton melodic line carried by the sarons. The bonang, bonang panerus & peking form patterns on top of it, the piece is supported by the gongs & kenong and led by the kendang.
James Judd, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - Peter Sculthorpe: Earth Cry Piano Concerto (2004)

James Judd, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - Peter Sculthorpe: Earth Cry Piano Concerto (2004)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 70:56 min | 191 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Naxos

This recording of music by Tasmanian-born Peter Sculthorpe contains works that are related to the unique social climate and physical characteristics of the Pacific region. Earth Cry for didgeridoo and orchestra is a straightforward and melodious work whose four parts comprise quick, ritualistic music framed by slower music of a supplicatory nature and an extended coda. The Piano Concerto, written within the European concert tradition, is in one continuous movement, consisting of five sections with musical ideas from the ancient court music of Japan and the Balinese gamelan. From Oceania is composed in what is known as Sculthorpe’s Sun Music style, in which the orchestra is treated like a giant percussion instrument.