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Options May 23, 2008

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Artist Track Album Comments
  Tingang Kuai (excerpt)   Music of Indonesia 13: Kalimantan Strings  Konyahpi' solo, with bottle 
  Tumbung Gaya'   Music of Indonesia 13: Kalimantan Strings  a couple Konyahpi'
the Ot Danum people (one of the Dayak subgroups)
  Solo on the Köni one-string fiddle with the Ddong two-string tube-zither   Vietnam: Music of the Montagnards   
  Getti' Lampa   Music of Indonesia 15: South Sulawesi Strings  Kacapi trio
the Bugis people (as in "Boogeyman")
  Naikam Tiup   Music of Indonesia 16: Music from the Southeast: Sumbawa, Sumba, Timor  from Timor 
  music for the Adat festivals   Sumatra: Musiques des Batak  the Karo Batak (Christianized, oy) 
Idjah Hadidjah  Daun Pulus Keser Bojong   Options Sundanese Jaipong and Other Popular Music   
Werdi Senatana  Tabuh Endung Geriya   Options Jegog: The Bamboo Gamelan of Bali  the lowest instrument (jegogan) in this particular gamelan is played by two guys who squat on top. the largest bamboo tubes are a couple feet wide or so, maybe 10 feet long 
  Angklung Buhun   Java: Sundanese Folk Music   
  Tatalu   Topeng Cirebon - Tarawangsa: Sundanese Music from West Java   
  Sarwa Manis   The Bali Sessions   
Grup Jemblung Sari Budaya  Sekar Gadung Naik Cikoa   Options Music of Indonesia 14: Lombok, Kalimantan, Banyumas: Little-known Forms of Gamelan and Wayang  Banyumas, Central Java
Jemblung: Wayang without puppets. or instruments.
Orkes Kroncong Bintang  Putri Gunung   Options   Langgam Jawa's a form that mostly uses western string instruments. drum part's played on a cello. 
Orkes Kroncong Bintang  Wuyung   Options    
  Lagu Kodok (Frog Song)   Bali   
"People of the Upper Jelai River"  Gamal Muda   Options   Kalimantan 
  Talempong Sikatuntuang Bunga Setangkai     Minangkabu people, western Sumatra 
  Kikot (excerpt)     gong ensemble from Oelolok, Timor 
  Tabung     Sumba 
  Kamang Siado     western Kalimantan 
  Gending Munggang   Gamelan of Central Java: II. Ceremonial Music   
Dody Satya Ekagustdiman  Diya   Options New Music Indonesia, vol. 1  va 
Nano S.  Galura   Options    
Angus MacLaurin  Fugue   Options Glass Music   
Josef Anton Reidl  Glas-Spiele   Options Zeitgenössische Musik in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, vol. 8  va 
Annea Lockwood  Vibrating Pane   Options Glass World   
Annea Lockwood  Bubbling   Options Glass World   

Listener comments!

  Fri. 5/23/08 12:08pm north guinea hills:

wow, i haven't heard vol 13 before. this is super nice!
  Fri. 5/23/08 12:09pm Ted from Baltimore:

Wow, and I thought Indonesia was just gamelan and transvestite pop singers! Before I looked at the playlist I assumed that this was from somewhere on the African savanna. Like NGH says, really nice.
  Fri. 5/23/08 12:12pm north guinea hills:

and music of the degar people of central vietnam, it almost sounded like a vocoder... (must try to work.)
  Fri. 5/23/08 12:26pm north guinea hills:

bryce, thanks for the details in the comments...,very helpful for ethnomusicalogist nerds out there. (hate that word, i just like music and am curious to their spatial origins being a geographer)
  Fri. 5/23/08 12:30pm Ted from Baltimore:

So is the Musiques des Batak sacred music? The vocal sounds like it could be from a mass. Just sublime and overwhelming.
  Fri. 5/23/08 12:31pm marionfrenchie:

vive les gnerds ethnomusicologues que nous sommes!!!
  Fri. 5/23/08 12:32pm bryce:

hey, yousall
yeah, ngh, that instrument's a trip, right? there's a picture in the liners. it's a one-string unresonated fiddly bit. it's held vertically: hand on top, twixt toes at the bottom. a 2nd free string's tied to the bowed string & has a wooden disc at the end. the disc is held behind the player's teeth, the string taughtened..... bowcoder!
  Fri. 5/23/08 12:52pm Hugo:

The Jegog is a head trip all by itself!
  Fri. 5/23/08 12:54pm bryce:

hey, hugo!

ted, according to the notes, that Adat remains from pre-christian/islamic days & is still central to their schtick. among other things, it involves ancestor worship.....including re-burial.
  Fri. 5/23/08 12:57pm marionfrenchie:

i'll give this virtual Gamelan link to you all:
you can discover and play with a mechanical Gamelan, thus understanding the concept and the working of a Gamelan. Of course it will never match the witnessing of a live Gamelan, but there you can participate.
  Fri. 5/23/08 12:58pm raga:

bryce, what's the background instrument in this piece, the thing that sounds kinda like a synth?
great show. you are a light among the many dim bulbs.
  Fri. 5/23/08 1:02pm bryce:

hey, raga - it's no shit seriously super humungulous bamboos banged.
  Fri. 5/23/08 1:06pm dc pat:

like an orchestra of huge xylophones made out of bamboo
  Fri. 5/23/08 1:27pm mike:

this is truly amazing
  Fri. 5/23/08 1:33pm Max:

  Fri. 5/23/08 1:34pm marionfrenchie:

anybody checked the virtual gamelan? It's cool, there is a photo of different ones from different regions, and it's really interactive! it's not some joke...
  Fri. 5/23/08 1:45pm RH:

That Sundanese Jaipong record is one of my favorite records of all time. thanx--
  Fri. 5/23/08 1:51pm andy:

Thanks for playing javanese music. I'm part of a gamelan at my school
  Fri. 5/23/08 1:56pm Bob:

An emusic compilation at http://www.emusic.com/album/Various-Artists-Smithsonian-Folkways-Music-of-Indonesia-Vol-2-Indonesian-Popular-Mus-MP3-Download/10882087.html lists Wuyung by Orkes Kroncong Mutiara, and the clip sounds pretty similar. Do you know if it's the same gamelan?

The compilation has an excellent cover.
  Fri. 5/23/08 2:20pm Brooklyn Bridget:

For contemporary music, I really like a group called Electric Junkyard Gamelan. They make their own instruments, compose new songs based on class gamelan, and sound very authentic.
  Fri. 5/23/08 2:26pm Dave in Vermont:

Donald Knaack; Junk Music
  Fri. 5/23/08 2:34pm mike II:

well cool, cheers
  Fri. 5/23/08 2:46pm Brooklyn Bridget:

I looked them up. You can listen to clips of some of their songs too.
And i meant to type "classic" not "class."
  Fri. 5/23/08 2:51pm bryce:

hi bob -- yup, that's the comp i have. looks like a smithsonian elf just spaced on the data entry....
  Fri. 5/23/08 3:09pm Bob:

Thanks. Nice to know it's on emusic. And again, great cover!
  Sun. 5/25/08 2:33pm Lenny:

..good show BrYce! you out did yourself!/Lenny
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