This piece, made entirely with sounds originated from recordings of the gamelan, has been an attempt to capture some of the body and clarity of the sound of the gamelan orchestra in its soft and loud ensemble. The idea has been to explore the tonal and percussive character of the gamelan using changes in tempi to create a transition from long sounds heard as timbral tonal textures into rhythms and vice-versa. Inspired by some ideas borrowed from Javanese music, the piece evolves in an expanding cycle. This piece was composed for the 25th anniversary of gamelan Sekar Petak at the University of York and is dedicated to its enthusiastic founder Neil Sorrell.
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