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.

Ensemble Aleph - Kagel: The 8 Pieces of the Wind Rose (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 7, 2017
Ensemble Aleph - Kagel: The 8 Pieces of the Wind Rose (2017)

Ensemble Aleph - Kagel: The 8 Pieces of the Wind Rose
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 105:29 min | 242 MB
Label: Ensemble Aleph / Evidence Classics | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Quel abîme sans fond que ces Huit pièces pour la rose des vents de Maurizio Kagel ! Commencé avec L’Est en 1989 et s’achevant avec Nord de 1994, ce périple fait allègrement le tour de la planète musicale car Kagel ne se situe pas à un endroit unique initial pour désigner ses directions : l’Est des uns est l’Ouest des autres, et quand au « Nord », il exprime en Amérique du Sud les contrées les plus chaudes puisqu’exposées plein nord – au soleil donc.

Rashad Becker - Traditional Music Of Notional Species Vol II (2016)  Music

Posted by vItOrrEs2009 at Dec. 3, 2016
Rashad Becker - Traditional Music Of Notional Species Vol II (2016)

Rashad Becker - Traditional Music Of Notional Species Vol II (2016)
Electronic | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 34 min | 80 MB
Label: PAN | Rel: 2016

Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. II pays a return visit to the otherworldly noumenal ecosystem inside Rashad Becker's head, relaying indecipherable messages in something resembling an expressive language of psychoacoustic, cuneiform glyphs. No Rosetta Stone is required to comprehend these deeply abstract auditory tableaus; all you need is an open mind and functioning set of lugs for reception, whilst whatever counts for your sense of consciousness will fill in the gaps, and that’s where the “fun” starts.