New Nectar: New Music for Javanese Gamelan

New Nectar: New Music for Javanese Gamelan

by Gamelan Madu Sari
     
 
A Vancouver, B.C.-based Javanese gamelan orchestra might sound like a beast out of water, but it's not about the location, it's about the music the ensemble produces. And while all five of the performers here are very familiar with the way the gamelan tradition works, they're not limited to it, drawing on their experiences in everything from Western classical to

Overview

A Vancouver, B.C.-based Javanese gamelan orchestra might sound like a beast out of water, but it's not about the location, it's about the music the ensemble produces. And while all five of the performers here are very familiar with the way the gamelan tradition works, they're not limited to it, drawing on their experiences in everything from Western classical to Vietnamese music to make a unique picture. That said, it's not exactly casual listening. It demands a great deal, and certainly can't be taken in over the course of a single hearing, and the basic music is foreign enough to be startling and disorienting. Meditative, often surprising, it's never less than interesting, and often deeply absorbing for the intrepid souls willing to keep their ears open to new experiences and listen.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/2004
Label:
Songlines
UPC:
0774355240427
catalogNumber:
2404

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gamelan Madu Sari   Primary Artist,Javanese Gamelan
Paul Plimley   Kethuk
Kenneth Newby   Suling,Gender Barung
Chris Miller   Gong,Vocals,Rebab,Kendang,Saron,Gambang,Gender Barung,Slenthêm
Ann Hepper   Sitar,Saron
Tony Reif   Bonang,Kenong,Saron,Slenthêm
Khac Chi Ensemble   Dan Bau
Ngoc Bich   Dan Bau
Matthew Welch   Aulos
Robert Anthony   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
D.B. Boyko   Vocals,Slenthêm
Michael O'Neill   Sitar,Bonang,Saron,Suling,Wood Block,Gambang,Gender Barung,Aulos
Mark Parlett   Gong,Sitar,Vocals,Rebab,Kempul,Kendang,Saron,Suling,Slenthêm,Rabab
Ben Rogalsky   Gong,Sitar,Bonang,Kempul,Kendang,Kenong,Saron,Suling,Kethuk
Jonathan Bernard   Gambang
Sutrisno Hartana   Rebab
Max Krause   Kenong,Wood Block,Gender Barung
Mike Krause   Kenong
Gary McFarlane   Saron
Intan Murtadza   Percussion,Kempul,Saron
Anis Wijiastudi   Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Plimley   Composer
Kenneth Newby   Engineer
Chris Miller   Composer,Liner Notes
Robert Anthony   Text
Michael O'Neill   Composer,Sound Effects
Mark Parlett   Composer
Ben Rogalsky   Sound Effects
Brent Calkin   Engineer
Yarrow Koontz   Artwork
Vancouver Community Gamelan Society   Producer
Kenneth Newby   Engineer
Chris Miller   Liner Notes

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