Electric Junkyard Gamelan

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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Flowerpots, rubber bands, pots and pans, coat hangers, buzzsaw blades, and more--these are the musical instruments of Electric Junkyard Gamelan.

Led by composer Terry Dame, the group recycles and repurposes everyday objects into extraordinary music. Drawing on her studies of Indonesian Gamelan music, and her travels in that part of the world, Dame creates rhythmically rich, lively pieces for her four-person ensemble. Host David Garland welcomes the group to the WNYC Studio, where they talk about their work and raise a rousing ruckus. This show first aired October 11, 2009.

Comments [1]

Simon Biswas from Jersey City, NJ

This is just the craziest thing I have ever heard. You have an instrument called a "Barp" and an arrangement called, "Carknog." I don't even know what to say. It is amazing. Thank you for studying Gamelan music and then taking the time to make this happen. Happy Fourth of July! What better way to celebrate freedom then get down with some "Carknog"?

I once made a dish with some friends and we called it Klomp... it was a dish of stir fry that went very wrong when we cracked eggs in it and then baked in the oven... go figure.

Jul. 04 2010 08:19 PM

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