gamelan (Indonesian traditional ensemble)

~ Ensemble

Description

Gamelan is basically split up in 3 traditions: the Balinese, the Sundanese and the Javanese, with each area having several different gamelan ensembles from large to small, each including a variety of instruments.
Most if not all gamelan instruments come in two scales, Sléndro and Pélog, these are tuned differently and large gamelan orchestras always include at-least one of each scale and often several sets in each.
Gamelan is an integrated part of Indonesian culture, is used in important traditions and throughout Indonesian life.

Relationships

from:Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Indonesia
Jawa, Indonesia
Sunda, Jawa, Indonesia
consists of:angklung (Single pitch bamboo rattle xylophone used in Sundanese gamelan)
bedug (Very large suspended Javanese barrel drum)
bonang (Family of bronze gong-chime sets used in Javanese gamelan)
calung (Bamboo xylophone used in Sundanese gamelan)
gambang (Indonesian wood box-resonated xylophone)
gendèr (Family of Indonesian metallophones)
jegogan (Deepest pitch gangsa used in Balinese gamelan)
jublag (Second deepest pitch gangsa used in Balinese gamelan)
kacapi (Family of Sundanese string zithers)
kantilan (High pitch gangsa used in Balinese gamelan)
kecer (Indonesian racked cymbals)
kemanak (Banana shaped bronze slit-drum used in javanese gamelan)
kempli (Singular metal timekeeping gong-chime used in Balinese gamelan)
kempul (Javanese hanging gong-set)
kempyang (Small boxed double gong-chime used in Javanese gamelan)
kendang (Family of two sided laced drums used in various gamelan)
kenong (Large high-pitch gong-chime used in Indonesian Gamelan)
keplok
kepyak (Metal plate percussion used in Javanese gamelan)
kethuk (Small boxed gong-chime used in Javanese gamelan)
pemade (Lower pitch gangsa used in Balinese gamelan)
rebab (Indonesian spike-fiddle used in gamelan) (optional)
reyong (Gong-chime used in Balinese gamelan)
saron (Family of Sundanese metallophones)
slenthem (Deepest pitch single octave metallophone used in Javanese gamelan)
slentho (Obsolete deepest saron-family member used in Sundanese gamelan.) (amount: obsolete)
suling (Southeast asian bamboo fipple flute)
ugal (Deep pitch gangsa used in Balinese gamelan)
Wikidata:Q194492 [info]