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.

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.

Stephan Micus - Listen To The Rain (1983)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 28, 2017
Stephan Micus - Listen To The Rain (1983)

Stephan Micus - Listen To The Rain (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 195 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:24
Ethnic Fusion, Neo-Classical, Minimal, New Age | Label: Japo/ECM | # JAPO 60040, 815 614-2

If Micus’s saga were an ongoing raga, then 1983’s Listen to the Rain would be one of its most inward-looking prayers. All four meditations that make up the album, while externally distinct, are internally connected through Micus’s use of guitar. The Spanish variety plays a particularly active role throughout, with the sole exception of “Dancing with the Morning,” for which he pairs the ubiquitous steel-stringed with the suling, a bamboo flute often heard in gamelan ensembles of southeast Asia. Knowledgeable listeners will recognize both the rarity of the backpacker’s trusty companion in the Micus canon and its elemental necessity in this setting. The ascetic sheen of its metal strings paints a world of shine to which a human presence adds less manufactured colors. The suling’s unclipped wings, by extension, are exhaled into the sky above, circling and darting through the surrounding melodies until they take shape under cover of their own imagination.
Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy: String Quartet (2016)

César Franck - Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy - String Quartet (2016)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68061 | Time: 01:02:23 | Booklet included

Franck’s Piano Quintet and Debussy’s String Quartet make an apt and unusual coupling, each work its composer’s only, unsurpassable, contribution to the genre. Both receive authoritative performances from Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet.