Downtown Gamelan

Listen to the clangorous sounds of gamelan-inspired music from New York’s "downtown" scene on this New Sounds. Gamelan is a group of instruments meant to be played together, generally struck or hammered, from the Javanese, "gamel," and can include tuned metallophones, various gongs, flutes, drums and other percussion. Hear works from the new music ensemble Gamelan Son of Lion, whose instruments were built by Barbara Benary using hubcaps, PVC pipes, steel keys and cans. There’s also music from composer David Simons, whose instrument textures range from theremin to the chain saw, and from the Slinky® to gamelan. Plus, music by Patrick Grant, and more.

PROGRAM # 2538, “Downtown” Gamelan (First aired on Friday, April 21, 2006)





David Simons

Prismatic Hearing

The Unraveling [6:00]

Tzadik #9001**

Patrick Grant

Music From The Red Night

Monogram for Gamelan [4:30]

Private CD, or**

Gamelan Galak Tika

Dangerous Things

D.Schmidt: A Dangerous Thing [5:30]

Gamelan Galak Tika, no #

Evan Ziporyn & Nyoman Windha

American Works For Balinese Gamelan

Kekembangan [15:30]

New World #80430

Gamelan Son of Lion

Bending The Gending

Pitu Ping Pitu [5:30]

GSOL #3*

Gamelan Pacifica

Trance Gong

Jeff Morris: Rain [11:00]

WhatNext #0016