Architecture of carved rhythm

What is a gamelan ?

Apa itu gamelan&nbp;?

Qu'est-ce un gamelan&nbp;?
  1. Outline
  2. Visual description
  3. Aural description
  4. Gamelan in its context


Wave examples

Java, metal   (342 Kb)

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Bali, metal   (345 Kb)

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Java, bamboo (374 Kb)

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Bali, bamboo (354 Kb)

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Simple definition

A gamelan is a traditional Indonesian instrumental ensemble comprising mainly percussion : gongs, metallophones, xylophones, drums, cymbals, flutes.

Image of a gamelan  

 About the site… Date of this page : 20 SEP 2005