An ensemble of instruments such as those found in the central Javanese courts.
smaller gong that is onomatopoetic and calls to mind the sound of the instrument names.
An instrument having thin bronze slab keys individually suspended over tube resonators.
The pentatonic tuning system of Javanese music.
The heptatonic tuning system of Javenese music.
Tuning system in Javanese music. Two primary types: slendro and pelog.
Core or skeletal melody in Javanese music.
The marking of fixed beats within the metric structure of a musical piece by particular instruments in gamelan music.
A musical phrase punctuated by the largest of the gamelan's gongs.
Gamelan pieces based on a sixteen-beat colotomy, subdivided in a specific manner.
A large island that forms part of Indonesia; where gamelan music originated from.
A culture hero who figures in many traditional Javanese stories.
A popular Indian epic or long poem that is performed over the course of a whole night, the play generally depicts a battle whose turmoil is reflected in a disturbance of nature that, toward morning, is resolved when order is restored to human society and the world.
An popular Indian epic story.
Indonesian shadow-puppet theater.
Master puppeteer of the Javanese shadow-puppet play.
A mountainous island in Indonesia;
gamelan gong gede
Older Balinese court music, used for court and temple rituals, similar in sound and style to the Javanese gamelan.
Four-piece ensemble of genders that typically accompanies the Balinese shadow play.
gamelan gong kebyar
a modern style or genre of Balinese gamelan music. Kebyar means "the process of flowering", and refers to the explosive changes in tempo and dynamics characteristic of the style. It is the most popular form of gamelan in Bali, and its best known musical export.
Canadian-American composer who inspired the resuscitation of a moribund type of gamelan angklung.
A type of dance drama accompanied by a large male chorus that chants rhythmically, usually performed for tourists.
An Indonesian dangdut musician and occasional actor.
"Unity in Diversity"
The national motto of Indonesia.