Electric Junkyard Gamelan

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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.