Recorded 2nd December 1990 at Bali, Batur Temple. Other Versions (1 of 1) View All. Cat.
The form of gamelan being played here is the gong gede form, somewhat more rare since the popularity of gong kebyar caused many old gong gede sets to be recast as the newer form of gong. The style of playing is the more complex lelambatan form, given largely to background accompaniment for rituals. As such, there is something of a larger influence of the drums in the performance as compared to the nearly percussionless gong kebyar (at times). The drums are perhaps the prime movers in this performance, as they drive the music forward through a throbbing pulse in the foreground. For a great look into the tradition of gamelan that hasn't been embraced by Western markets to the same degree as standard fare, this is the album to listen to. The pungechetto movements are in and of themselves worth the price of admission here. As an intrepid newcomer to gamelan, this wouldn't be a bad place to start at all, although the gong kebyar form might be a more standard entry point.
The recording of gamelan gong gede meaning (large gong) is a pretty interesting and somewhat unusual because, I don't even have any recordings of this type of music in my cd collections. However I do have one recording and that was from Mickey Hart's Bali: Living Art's session cd, yet the music in cd number 3 and track 3 called Wahbuti is a modern creation in the form of gong kebyar.
Discography: Ensemble Of Bangli Village. Gamelan Gong Gede (1992).
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61B92D4E - Accurately ripped with different offset (v1, confidence 2/2, offset -178) Statistics Read error : 0 Jitter error (maybe fixed) : 0 Retry sector count : 0 Damaged sector count : 0 Track 03 Filename : cuments/Patrick's Stuff/CD Rips/Gamelan Gong Gede - Gamelan Gong Gede of Batur Temple (1990) /03 Lelamabatan. tabuh kutus, "Sembiran".
Gamelan gong gede, meaning "gamelan with the large gongs", is a form of the ceremonial gamelan music of Bali, dating from the court society of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, associated historically with public ceremonies and special occasions such as temple festivals. Usually performed by a temple orchestra of over forty musicians, music written for the gong gede is sedate and graceful, following an andante tempo. It fluctuates in cycles, one fast, one slow, one loud, and one soft
Gong Kebyar - Gamelan Gong Gede 09:55. Gong Kebyar - Sekar Ginotan 08:27. Gong Kebyar - Lente 05:28. Gong Kebyar - Gilak 08:57.
|1||Lelambatan Tabuh Nem, "Galang Kangin"||Gamelan Gong Gede||21:35|
|2||Lelambatan Tabuh Pitu, "Lasem"||Gamelan Gong Gede||23:25|
|3||Lelambatan Tabuh Kutus, "Sembiran"||Gamelan Gong Gede||18:22|
CreditsNaruoka Akira - Assistant Engineer
Gamelan Gong Gede - Primary Artist
Furuya Hitoshi - Photography
Minagawa Koichi - Liner Notes
Hoshikawa Kyoji - Producer
Hatsuro Takanami - Engineer