Gamelan: New Music Ancient Spirit

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An orchestra of gongs, chimes, drums, flutes and voices: a Gamelan! In Bali and Java, islands of Indonesia, they are played for pleasure - and for the gods. Ellen Kushner shares the wonderful sounds of traditional gamelans and talks with American composers Paul Dresher and the late Lou Harrison about how the sound and spirit of the gamelan has infused their work.

 

 

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