13 January 2013

[Video] The Malay Gamelan



Here's some footage of the Malay Gamelan being played by instrumentalists at the Istana Negara book launch, the Gamelan is a set of metallic and wooden musical instruments that create an almost ethereal tone. We don't have anything like this in the west, so it was quite a treat to watch these men performing for the distinguished guests of the event.

It's gotten me thinking about different ways to utilize these sounds in my own music. Gotta get back home so I can chop this up and experiment with it.

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