The Indonesian Reach

Hear some traditional and pop music from Indonesia, and the music it’s inspired on this New Sounds program. Dip into music by the Canadian-based contemporary gamelan group the Evergreen Club, along with some rare cuts by E. Koestyara and Group Gapura. Plus, listen to the singer Idjah Hadidjah, as accompanied by hand drums, gongs, and mallet instruments, from a Nonesuch Explorer CD. There’s also music that makes liberal use of gamelan orchestra by Lou Harrison, Evan Ziporyn, Patrick Grant, and more.

PROGRAM #2496 Classical & Pop Music from Indonesia & Western Relatives (First aired: Wednesday 1/11/06)





E. Koestyara & Group Gapura


Hayam Sebrang [6:00]

Icon LP #5501
Long out of print

Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan

Sunda Song

Arang Arang [3:00]

Naxos World #76061** *

Lou Harrison

Music of Lou Harrison

Serenade, excerpt [4:00]

CRI #613 Out of print, but try* or auction sites

West Java

Sundanese Jaipong & Other Popular Music

Arum Bandung [4:00]

Nonesuch Explorer #79815** * reissue of “Tonggeret” by Idjah Hadidjah)

Sabah Habas Mustapha & Jugala All-Stars

So La Li

Bubi Chen [5:00]

Omnium #2025 *

Patrick Grant

Fields Amaze

Fields Amaze [8:30]

Strangemusic #001

Evan Ziporyn

Typical Music

Ngaben [14:00]

New Albion #128** *

Anthony Davis

Lady Of The Mirrors

Under The Double Moon, excerpt [4:00]

India Navigation #1047 Out of print, but try*