Category Archives: Rhythm

I: R4 : Kendhang

You keep the beat. You can slow or speed up, but make sure everyone else knows. 32 Beat Intro Merong Keep Accent on 2nd and 4th Beat. Can elaborate around 32 Beat Ladrang Keep Accent on 2nd and 4th Beat. Can elaborate around Advertisements

I: R6: Kempul

{Gatra 1} {Gatra 2} {Gatra 3} {Gatra 4} . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . {Gatra 5} . . . 5 . . . . . . . 6 . . . .

II : R7, R8, R9 : Saron Panerus, Saron Barung, Slenthem

This is the “Balungan” for Movement II from Gatras 1-6 it tries to reproduce Beethovens Fifth and in Gatras 7-12 it tries to reproduce a riff from Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue (these are loose interpretations) Because of the Western Imitation it is in no particular Pathet and does not use a particular Gamelan structure, therefore […]

II : B8 : Trumpet

Motif A:

Movement II: Waiting

All these Movements are designed to be timeless moments in our life that occur in the present, in the past and in the future. After a homage to the Dreaming which connects us to the land and animals. We start the movement for waiting. Here, each player is presented with 2 motifs, Motif A and […]

I : R5 : Kenong & Kempyang & Kethuk

Numbers are for Kenong T = Kethuk (lower) Y = Kempyang (higher) 32 beat Merong Intro (played by Kenong & Kethuk) {Gatra 1} {Gatra 2} {Gatra 3} {Gatra 4} . . . T . . . . . . . T . . . 1 repeat once then elaborate on Balungan {Gatra 1} {Gatra 2} […]

I : R8 : Slenthem

Pause for 8 bar intro Balungan for “Ladrung When Birds Were Still People” {Gatra 1} {Gatra 2} {Gatra 3} {Gatra 4} . 3 . 6 . 5 . 3 2 2 . . . 2 . 1 {Gatra 5} __ __ __ 531 . 5 . 3 . 56 . 3 . 6 532 . […]

I: R7, R9 : Saron Panerus & Saron Barung

Saron Panerus is Highest Octave Saron Saron Barung is Middle Octave Saron Pause for first 8 Gatras (32 Beats) Balungan for “Ladrung When Birds Were Still People” {Gatra 1} {Gatra 2} {Gatra 3} {Gatra 4} . 3 . 6 . 5 . 3 2 2 . . . 2 . 1 {Gatra 5} __ __ […]

I: R1, R2: Gender Barung, Bonang Barung

Panerusan Instrument = Melodic Elaboration and pulsing around Balungan Buka (melodic introduction) . = rest Written in Pelog Lima Merong Introduction {Gatra 1} {Gatra 2} {Gatra 3} {Gatra 4} . 3 . 5 . 3 . 5 . 3 . 5 . 6 . 1 repeat once then elaborate on Balungan {Gatra 1} {Gatra 2} […]

I: B4 Sax Score & Explanation

extreme low and high register of alto saxophone, using sax as rhythmic impetus to balance out bird contour