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Gamelan Shokbreker
London Jazz Festival 2006 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Union Chapel, London, November 11, 2006.

What happens when Norwegian free jazz meets Indonesian gamelan? The result, though decidedly more gamelan than free jazz, is a cross-cultural experience that is simply captivating.

Gamelan is an ancient and beautiful form of orchestral music that has long been a source of inspiration to artists in the West, including Steve Reich, Philip Glass and Brian Eno. Its fluid rhythms and intriguing shapes reveal surprising parallels with the minimalist beats and ambient sounds of Nordic contemporary jazz and electronica, as profiled by the likes of Nils Petter Molvær and Bugge Wesseltoft.

Performers at this concert included 10 gamelan musicians from the acclaimed SambaSunda orchestra led by Ismet Ruchimat, including mesmerizing young vocalist Rita Tila, and from Norway, Patrick Shaw Iversen, DJ Strangefruit (aka Paal Nyhus), Steinar Værnes and Peter Baden.

Ismet Ruchimat and his gamelan ensemble are very much in demand and have toured throughout Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, China, America and Europe, performing with Hariprassad, Chaurassian and Trilok Gurtu among others. Ismet is also a highly sought-after composer and teaches at the College of Traditional Music in Bandung/Java.

Patrick Shaw Iversen has worked with Sidsel Endresen, Arild Andersen, Bugge Wesseltoft and Nils Petter Molvær among others. He has toured throughout the world and has previously collaborated with Ismet Ruchimat in Norway and in Indonesia.

Thanks to tugela_tony for sharing these FM tracks.

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Track 01 announcer 2.19 (3.2MB)
Track 02 Prawa 7.50 (10.7MB)
Track 03 Ecek 7.31 (10.3MB)
Track 04 interview Patrick Shaw Iversen 4.11 (5.7MB)
Track 05 Alfu Salem/Tablatic 11.23 (15.6MB)
Track 06 interview Ismet Ruchimat 4.00 (5.5MB)
Track 07 No What What Mr. Knalpot 8.34 (11.7MB)
Track 08 Sangot 11.50 (16.2MB)
Track 09 announcer 0.49 (1.1MB)

Lineup:
Ismet Ruchimat (bonang/suling); Patrick Shaw Iversen (flutes/electronics); Rita Tila (lead vocals); Ahmad Bahir (vocals/kecrek); Rudi Mukhram (vocals/tarompet); Atang Suryman (kendang); Endi Supendi (gong/saron/terbang); Asep Yana (suling/jenglong); Yadi Cahyadi (rebab/jenglong/violin); Suhendi Afriyanto (bonang/saron); Paal Nyhus aka DJ Strangefruit (turntables); Steinar Vaernes (trumpet/electronics); Peter Baden (electronics/drums/beats)

Bonang - tuned metal pans
Suling - bamboo flute
Kecrek - metal percussion that makes tapping noise
Tarompet - double reed oboe
Kendang - drum
Saron - xylophone
Terbang - frame drum
Jenglong - set of gongs
Rebab - bowed string instrument




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